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Old 02-18-2012, 06:27 AM
Jonathan Nieder
 
Default Bug#610491: text console goes blank after ca. 10-15 minutes and doesn't unblank anymore

Hi Axel,

Axel Beckert wrote:

> When I work on the framebuffer text console on my UltraSPARC 10 with an
> 13W3 monitor as primary screen, the console blanks after approximately
> 10 or 15 minutes even if I'm typing on that console at that moment.
>
> Switching back to X with Alt-F7 works fine and I can continue to work
> there, but switching back to the text console with e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F1
> doesn't unblank it either. It remains black and unusable until the
> system rebooted.
[...]
> BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-sparc64 root=/dev/mapper/vg0-root ro video=atyfbff
[...]
> 01:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro 215GP [1002:4750] (rev 5c) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

Yeah, that sounds annoying.

Am I guessing correctly that you disable atyfb to avoid this bug, and
for X you were using fbdev rather than the mach64 driver? Please
attach full "dmesg" output from reproducing this, plus output from
"reportbug --template xserver-xorg-core".

Hope that helps,
Jonathan



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Old 02-18-2012, 09:32 AM
Axel Beckert
 
Default Bug#610491: text console goes blank after ca. 10-15 minutes and doesn't unblank anymore

Hi Jonathan,

thanks for getting back on this.

Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> > When I work on the framebuffer text console on my UltraSPARC 10 with an
> > 13W3 monitor as primary screen, the console blanks after approximately
> > 10 or 15 minutes even if I'm typing on that console at that moment.
> >
[...]
> [...]
> > BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-sparc64 root=/dev/mapper/vg0-root ro video=atyfbff
> [...]
> > 01:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro 215GP [1002:4750] (rev 5c) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
>
> Yeah, that sounds annoying.
>
> Am I guessing correctly that you disable atyfb to avoid this bug,

No. video=atyfbff is IIRC to be usable at all.

As I wrote above I use a Sun Sparc monitor on the 13w3 outlet, not a
VGA screen on the above mentioned VGA graphics card as I haven't found
a working screen for it yet (ok, didn't try many screens either :-)
and the kernel IIRC prefers the VGA card over Sun's framebuffer.

> and for X you were using fbdev rather than the mach64 driver?

IIRC the Sun screen uses the framebuffer driver. Not sure though.

> Please attach full "dmesg" output from reproducing this, plus output
> from "reportbug --template xserver-xorg-core".

Will do that latter. The box is currently offline.

Will also check if it still happens with kernels from unstable and
testing.

Regards, Axel
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