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    When I switch to a virtual terminal using "CTRL+ALT+F1-F6" i'm getting screen corruption.

    My Specs:
    X800XL
    Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft
    X Window System Version 7.1.1
    ATI FGLRX 8.29.6

    I see yellow lines all over the screen.

    Anyone else having this problem?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    If I recall correctly, this is a known issue with the fglrx display drivers. Not sure off hand if anyone has figured a work-around -- you may want to check the BugZilla.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #3
      I'm in no way familiar with this bug, but you may want to try enabling or disabling - depending on whether you're using it at the moment or not - the framebuffer console for your VTs.

      Apart from that, there's always the free drivers. They should even provide hardware-accelerated GLX for your graphics adapter by now.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by colo View Post
        I'm in no way familiar with this bug, but you may want to try enabling or disabling - depending on whether you're using it at the moment or not - the framebuffer console for your VTs.

        Apart from that, there's always the free drivers. They should even provide hardware-accelerated GLX for your graphics adapter by now.
        I tried using the "ati" driver that comes with edgy and it reports "no screens found". With the "radeon" driver I get the same screen corruption. This makes be think that this is an Xorg 7.1 issue, or a config issue on my side.

        Anyone else have any insight??

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        • #5
          I already had this problem on 2 Ubuntu installations (both 32 and 64 bit) and from what I found, this error is related to the boot/GRUB/Splash screen resolution with the ATI drivers installed.
          You should try and change this resolution to get your virtual terminal work again.

          See here http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1541970 for a very well explained post on how to change this.
          Basically you need to test different vga= options on the #defoptions line of your /boot/grub/menu.lst file.

          I have no exact and always working solution because... it depends even on the same hardware !
          For me the resolution that solved the problem is 1280x1024x24 in Ubuntu 32-bit :
          Code:
          # defoptions=quiet splash vga=795
          And with the exact same machine, I need to stay in 640x480 to avoid virtual terminal corruption in Ubuntu 64-bit.

          (All this is with ATI's latest 8.33.6 drivers installed.)

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