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Old 11-22-2008, 12:18 PM
Moritz Muehlenhoff
 
Default Bug#420582: atyfb: text mode console slightly broken

On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 01:12:06PM +0200, mala@hinterbergen.de wrote:
> Package: linux-image-2.6.18-4-powerpc
> Version: 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12
> Severity: important
>
> I've just upgraded to etch and encountered the following problem: When
> using the console, I get strange columns from the top of my screen to the
> bottom in which the character which should be displayed at that position
> alternates quite quickly with the one four characters to the right. This
> happens so fast that the eye can't follow properly. There are 7 of
> these columns, and the first 20 or so columns from the left of the screen
> display correctly. X works fine, though. However, not being able to use
> the console properly is a serious limitation of the current kernel, at
> least in my opinion.

Does this error still occur with more recent kernel versions?

If you're running Etch, could you try to reproduce this bug
with the 2.6.24 based kernel added in 4.0r4?
http://packages.qa.debian.org/l/linux-2.6.24.html

Cheers,
Moritz



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Old 11-22-2008, 03:04 PM
Manuel Tobias Schiller
 
Default Bug#420582: atyfb: text mode console slightly broken

On Sat, 22 Nov 2008 14:18:47 +0100
Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 01:12:06PM +0200, mala@hinterbergen.de wrote:
> > Package: linux-image-2.6.18-4-powerpc
> > Version: 2.6.18.dfsg.1-12
> > Severity: important
> >
> > I've just upgraded to etch and encountered the following problem:
> > When using the console, I get strange columns from the top of my
> > screen to the bottom in which the character which should be
> > displayed at that position alternates quite quickly with the one
> > four characters to the right. This happens so fast that the eye
> > can't follow properly. There are 7 of these columns, and the first
> > 20 or so columns from the left of the screen display correctly. X
> > works fine, though. However, not being able to use the console
> > properly is a serious limitation of the current kernel, at least in
> > my opinion.
>
> Does this error still occur with more recent kernel versions?
>
> If you're running Etch, could you try to reproduce this bug
> with the 2.6.24 based kernel added in 4.0r4?
> http://packages.qa.debian.org/l/linux-2.6.24.html
>
> Cheers,
> Moritz
>
Hi Moritz,

I successfully revived the laptop in question, and the strange stripes
are still there, both in the old kernel from back then and new
2.6.24-ethcnhalf one I got today via security upgrades. So yes,
positive, this error still occurs with more recent kernel versions. Now
that I have the laptop revived, let me know if you want some tests
performed.

Cheers and thanks,

Manuel

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Old 11-23-2008, 07:54 PM
Moritz Muehlenhoff
 
Default Bug#420582: atyfb: text mode console slightly broken

Hi Manuel,

> I successfully revived the laptop in question, and the strange stripes
> are still there, both in the old kernel from back then and new
> 2.6.24-ethcnhalf one I got today via security upgrades. So yes,
> positive, this error still occurs with more recent kernel versions. Now
> that I have the laptop revived, let me know if you want some tests
> performed.

There have been hardly any upstream changes to aty128fb.c since 2.6.24,
so this bug likely still persists upstream.

Can you try to reproduce this with version 2.6.28-rc6 (you can find
the config to your kernel in /boot/config-*) and report this upstream
at bugzilla.kernel.org?

Cheers,
Moritz



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Old 11-24-2008, 11:35 AM
Manuel Tobias Schiller
 
Default Bug#420582: atyfb: text mode console slightly broken

Hi Moritz,

I'm at CERN during this week, so I don't have access to the computer in
question, and I'm busy this weekend, so I am certain that I can not check
this out before next week. Sorry that I have to delay things a little.

Cheers,

Manuel

On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 09:54:16PM +0100, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> Hi Manuel,
>
> > I successfully revived the laptop in question, and the strange stripes
> > are still there, both in the old kernel from back then and new
> > 2.6.24-ethcnhalf one I got today via security upgrades. So yes,
> > positive, this error still occurs with more recent kernel versions. Now
> > that I have the laptop revived, let me know if you want some tests
> > performed.
>
> There have been hardly any upstream changes to aty128fb.c since 2.6.24,
> so this bug likely still persists upstream.
>
> Can you try to reproduce this with version 2.6.28-rc6 (you can find
> the config to your kernel in /boot/config-*) and report this upstream
> at bugzilla.kernel.org?
>
> Cheers,
> Moritz
>

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Old 02-07-2009, 01:34 PM
Moritz Muehlenhoff
 
Default Bug#420582: atyfb: text mode console slightly broken

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 01:35:53PM +0100, Manuel Tobias Schiller wrote:
> Hi Moritz,
>
> I'm at CERN during this week, so I don't have access to the computer in
> question, and I'm busy this weekend, so I am certain that I can not check
> this out before next week. Sorry that I have to delay things a little.

Have you been able to reproduce the problem with more recent kernel
versions?

Cheers,
Moritz



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Old 02-09-2009, 07:40 AM
Manuel Tobias Schiller
 
Default Bug#420582: atyfb: text mode console slightly broken

Hi Moritz,

I must have forgotten during that CERN visit, I'm sorry. I tend to
forget a lot of things not related to work lately. I remember I was
upgrading the machine to lenny, so I'll look tonight in what state the
upgrade is and finish it. Then I'll install the latest stable kernel
from upstream and let you know what comes out.

Cheers,

Manuel

On Sat, Feb 07, 2009 at 03:34:59PM +0100, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 01:35:53PM +0100, Manuel Tobias Schiller wrote:
> > Hi Moritz,
> >
> > I'm at CERN during this week, so I don't have access to the computer in
> > question, and I'm busy this weekend, so I am certain that I can not check
> > this out before next week. Sorry that I have to delay things a little.
>
> Have you been able to reproduce the problem with more recent kernel
> versions?
>
> Cheers,
> Moritz
>

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