Regression: radeon x600 text console font not restored

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Wed Sep 7 15:18:20 PDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-09-06 at 20:32 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Tuesday 06 September 2005 12:03, Felix Kühling wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I had the radeon driver from Xorg CVS working ok on my mobile X600 about
> > 4 months ago. I upgraded to current CVS last week and now I have this
> > problem. The font on the text console is not restored on console switch
> > or when I exit the X server. Does anyone have an idea which change may
> > have broken it or give me a quick pointer where to start looking?
> > Otherwise I'll try to narrow it down myself some time this week.
> Egbert changed console font restoration a while ago to let the kernel do the 
> restore if it can.  However, some kernels have broken font restore, 
> particularly radeonfb (i think) somewhere in the 2.6.11+ timeframe (i also 
> think).  Try an older, or newer, kernel.

radeonfb shouldn't bother as it doesn't use the VGA fonts at all...


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