Bug 90572 - startx exits to black screen
Summary: startx exits to black screen
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: App/xinit (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-05-22 02:41 UTC by Felix Miata
Modified: 2018-08-10 20:30 UTC (History)
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.tgzx from rv200 host gx27b of Xorg.0.log and dmesg from Fedora, Mageia and openSUSE installations (116.67 KB, application/octet-stream)
2015-05-22 02:41 UTC, Felix Miata
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Description Felix Miata 2015-05-22 02:41:43 UTC
Created attachment 115964 [details]
.tgzx from rv200 host gx27b of Xorg.0.log and dmesg from Fedora, Mageia and openSUSE installations

To reproduce:
1-login on a vtty
3-close DE session normally

Actual behavior:
1-black vtty screen shows no visible text

Expected behavior:
1-visible shell prompt following visible server exit messages

1-"Black" is not always fully opaque. Sometimes text can be faintly seen. Leaving via Alt-Fn the active vtty and returning produces expected foreground and background.
2-Reproducible on multiple hosts with Radeon rv200 AGP and Nvidia nv11 AGP in Tumbleweed (kernel 4.0.3, server 1.17.1), Mageia 5 (kernel 3.19.7&8, server 1.16.4) and Fedora (22: kernel 4.0.2 server 1.17.1, and Rawhide: kernel 4.1.0.rc231, server 1.17.1).
3-Downstream bugs:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1096487 (opened >12 months ago)
Comment 1 Felix Miata 2015-05-22 10:00:35 UTC
On the following installation, recovery from black only screen on exit from X session is only possible by rebooting:
Linux g5eas 4.0.3-1-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed May 13 13:41:19 UTC 2015 (3ee3773) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
0a:03.0 VGA compatible controller: XGI Technology Inc. (eXtreme Graphics Innovation) Z7/Z9 (XG20 core)
server 1.17.1
Kernel command line: root=LABEL=2st11os133 ipv6.disable=1 net.ifnames=0 noresume splash=0 vga=791 3
Comment 2 Felix Miata 2015-08-18 17:05:07 UTC
On rv200 host m7ncd with kernel 4.1.4, server 1.17.2 and ati driver 7.5.0-1.5 on openSUSE Tumbleweed this seems to have been fixed....
Comment 3 Felix Miata 2015-08-19 08:05:59 UTC
This is still broken on rv200 host m7ncd in Fedora 23 with kernel 4.2.rc6git0.2, server 1.17.2, ati driver 7.6.0...20150709.
Comment 4 Felix Miata 2015-08-26 08:37:38 UTC
This is still broken on rv200 host gx27b in Fedora 24 with kernel 4.2.rc8git0.1, server 1.17.99, ati driver 7.6.0...20150729....
Comment 5 Felix Miata 2017-06-20 03:56:31 UTC
This continues on rv200 host gx27b in Fedora 26 with kernel 4.11.5-300, server 1.19.3, ati driver 7.9.0-1, linux-firmware 20170605.
Comment 6 Felix Miata 2017-06-20 05:19:28 UTC
This has returned on rv200 host gx27b in openSUSE Tumbleweed with kernel 4.11.5, server 1.19.3, ati driver 7.9.0-2.2, linux-firmware 20170530.
Comment 7 Felix Miata 2017-10-22 07:16:23 UTC
This is happening in both Fedora 27 and Debian 9.2 on same host gx27b.
Comment 8 GitLab Migration User 2018-08-10 20:30:46 UTC
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