Bug 81170 - [945gm freebsd] sporadic white screen
Summary: [945gm freebsd] sporadic white screen
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Driver/intel (show other bugs)
Version: 7.7 (2012.06)
Hardware: x86 (IA32) FreeBSD
: medium normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-07-10 12:24 UTC by Matthias Apitz
Modified: 2014-07-10 19:16 UTC (History)
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Description Matthias Apitz 2014-07-10 12:24:26 UTC

I run on an Acer Aspire One D250 netbook the following system:

$ uname -a
FreeBSD La-Habana 10.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT #0 r250588M: Sat Jun 22 14:15:48 CEST 2013     guru@La-Habana:/usr/obj/usr/home/guru/head/src/sys/GENERIC  i386

$ pkg_info | fgrep xorg
xorg-7.7            X.Org complete distribution metaport
xorg-apps-7.7       X.org apps meta-port
xorg-docs-1.7,1     X.org documentation files
xorg-drivers-7.7    X.org drivers meta-port
xorg-fonts-100dpi-7.7 X.Org 100dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-7.7      X.org fonts meta-port
xorg-fonts-75dpi-7.7 X.Org 75dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-cyrillic-7.7 X.Org Cyrillic bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-7.7 X.Org miscellaneous bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-truetype-7.7 X.Org TrueType fonts
xorg-fonts-type1-7.7 X.Org Type1 fonts
xorg-libraries-7.7  X.org libraries meta-port
xorg-macros-1.17    X.Org development aclocal macros
xorg-server-1.7.7_6,1 X.Org X server and related programs
linux-f10-xorg-libs-7.4_1 Xorg libraries (Linux Fedora 10)

and on top of this KDE 3.5.10, but I think this is unrelated to the

sporadic the screen turns to white; the system is still running and I can:

a) SSH into it from LAN
b) switch with Ctrl-Alt-F1 to the alphanumeric console which is
   displayed fine and works
c) from alphanumeric with Alt-F9 back to the X11 screen, which is black
d) toggle between F1 - F9 (F9 stays black)
e) can zap the X11-server with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, which returns to
   alphanumeric console, and can startx there again the X11-chain fine

Of course, zapping means loosing all open files in vim or pages in browser
and is not want I want.

One can think in a hardware fault, broken LCD cable or whatever, but why
then the alphanumeric console is fine and X11 starts fine again?

And, is there some way to re-init the screen in X11 again to not zap it
and loose the session?

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