Bug 11009

Summary: No console on Riva TNT since 2.6.26-0.rc4
Product: Drivers Reporter: Rafael J. Wysocki (rjw)
Component: Video(Other)Assignee: Alexey Dobriyan (adobriyan)
Severity: normal CC: kelk1
Priority: P1    
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Kernel Version: 2.6.26-rc4 Subsystem:
Regression: Yes Bisected commit-id:
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 10492    

Description Rafael J. Wysocki 2008-06-29 11:39:40 UTC
Subject    : No console on Riva TNT since 2.6.26-0.rc4
Submitter  : Quel Qun <kelk1@comcast.net>
Date       : 2008-06-26 20:04
References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=121451344229718&w=4

This entry is being used for tracking a regression from 2.6.25.  Please don't
close it until the problem is fixed in the mainline.
Comment 1 Quel Qun 2008-07-07 09:16:34 UTC
Just to confirm, here is the report sent to the lkml:

The system boots fine with 2.6.26-0.rc3.1mnb (Mandriva Cooker), but since rc4, I see a few squares of color, then a black screen and the console never comes back. This is independent of the resolution chosen when using vga=ask. The machine does boot and I can start X if I log in blindly. Only the F1 to F6 
consoles are gone.

Bug originally reported and ignored on Cooker: https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=41302

My card is an old STB NVidia Riva TNT, monitor is a flat panel Dell 2007FP, system is a Dell Dimension XPS T600 (82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 with PIII 600).

I cannot see anything different in /var/log/messages between rc3 and rc4 (vga=837)

vesafb: framebuffer at 0xfc000000, mapped to 0xd8880000, using 7500k, total
vesafb: mode is 1600x1200x8, linelength=1600, pages=6
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:02d2
vesafb: pmi: set display start = c00c030b, set palette = c00c0381
vesafb: pmi: ports = 3b4 3b5 3ba 3c0 3c1 3c4 3c5 3c6 3c7 3c8 3c9 3cc 3ce 3cf
3d0 3d1 3d2 3d3 3d4 3d5 3da
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: Pseudocolor: size=8:8:8:8, shift=0:0:0:0
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 200x75
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device

This is still true with a vanilla 2.6.26-rc8.

$ grep FB_RIVA /boot/config
# CONFIG_FB_RIVA_I2C is not set
Comment 2 Alexey Dobriyan 2008-09-30 15:31:12 UTC

Is it better now with 2.6.27-rc8? I think not.

Otherwise it'd be easy to bisect between 2.6.26-rc3 and 2.6.26-rc4.