[Bug 105217] Blank screen with only mouse pointer after 7.10 radeon driver update (mesa 17.2.8); display does not switch to tty7 upon lightdm start; Xorg.0.log quickly grows

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Fri Feb 23 09:17:41 UTC 2018


--- Comment #1 from Michel Dänzer <michel at daenzer.net> ---
(In reply to james.coulthard from comment #0)
> It upgraded the following libraries (`/var/log/dpkg.log [pkg][old ver][new
> ver]`):

Are those the only packages that were upgraded?

> I appear to be booting to the wrong VT display. All of the symptoms above
> are true; however, if I perform a
> <kbd>CTRL</kbd>+<kbd>ALT</kbd>+<kbd>F1</kbd> (up to <kbd>F6</kbd>) at
> startup and then immediately perform a
> <kbd>CTRL</kbd>+<kbd>ALT</kbd>+<kbd>F7</kbd>, which switches the VT, I go to
> my normal desktop as if it had booted correctly.

That sounds like an Ubuntu startup issue then.

Does the problem also occur using the Xorg modesetting driver instead of
radeon? If not, please attach the corresponding Xorg log file.

> I think something is hosed with the 7.10 radeon driver in mesa 17.2.8,

The Xorg radeon driver is independent from Mesa. This issue doesn't look
directly related to Mesa.

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