I have a computer that ran Fedora 10 just fine. Now I find multimedia and switching to console vts can lock up the display where the magic sysrq doesnt work nor does crtl-alt-x. I can switch VT's when I am running pandora (flash application) but everything stops and starts again when I return to the desktop. This is supposed to be a multi-tasking system. Other multimedia apps will freeze the desktop (totem playing an mpeg for example).
I can ssh in from another machine, switch to run level 3 and then back to run level 5 but I get no gdm or desktop.
The difference is there is a framebuffer device used which gives me a 1680x1050 console which is kinda cool but when I use the console I dont really need that sort of real estate.
What I want to do is disable the console frame buffer and let Xorg use the intel driver directly as I believe the video instability is X using the framebuffer driver.
How can I disable the framebuffer?
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 10)
Jul 6 11:12:10 duckie kernel: [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
Jul 6 11:12:10 duckie kernel: i915 0000:00:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
Jul 6 11:12:10 duckie kernel: allocated 1680x1050 fb: 0x007e0000, bo f5c48300
Jul 6 11:12:10 duckie kernel: fbcon: inteldrmfb (fb0) is primary device
Jul 6 11:12:10 duckie kernel: Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 210x65
Jul 6 11:12:10 duckie kernel: [drm] DAC-6: set mode 1680x1050 18
Jul 6 11:12:10 duckie kernel: fb0: inteldrmfb frame buffer device
Jul 6 11:12:10 duckie kernel: registered panic notifier
Jul 6 11:12:10 duckie kernel: [drm] Initialized i915 1.6.0 20080730 for 0000:00:02.0 on minor 0