text logo theme used instead of graphical with radeon 7500 (single video output, pseudocolor fb)

Bug #554143 reported by Jamie Strandboge on 2010-04-02
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This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
plymouth (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned
Lucid
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: plymouth

On a fresh Lucid iso install from April 1st, the Ubuntu logo is not displayed on boot, but instead the ascii text theme is displayed. I also see other text at the bottom of the screen, and its line breaks aren't right (stair-stepping) but they fade to almost gone just before gdm comes up. On shutdown I also see console logging displayed around the ascii text theme.

Extra details:

Tried, but it didn't work:
$ echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/plymouth && sudo update-initramfs -u

I do not use cryptsetup

$ ls -l /etc/alternatives/default.plymouth
... /etc/alternatives/default.plymouth -> /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth

$ cat /proc/fb
0 radeondrmfb

Splash is enabled on kernel command line: [ 0.000000] Kernel command line: ... quiet splash

radeon/kms/compiz is working now with 19.28: [drm] radeon kernel modesetting enabled

plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text are installed

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: plymouth 0.8.1-4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-19.28-generic 2.6.32.10+drm33.1
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-19-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Apr 2 13:18:40 2010
DefaultPlymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100401)
Lsusb:
 Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0483:2016 SGS Thomson Microelectronics Fingerprint Reader
 Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
MachineType: IBM 2378RRU
PccardctlIdent:
 Socket 0:
   no product info available
 Socket 1:
   no product info available
PccardctlStatus:
 Socket 0:
   no card
 Socket 1:
   no card
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-19-generic root=UUID=66d1a8ba-3a63-4de8-8f4a-bd3355f4e346 ro quiet splash
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcFB: 0 radeondrmfb
SourcePackage: plymouth
TextPlymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-text/ubuntu-text.plymouth
dmi.bios.date: 06/18/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: IBM
dmi.bios.version: 1RETDRWW (3.23 )
dmi.board.name: 2378RRU
dmi.board.vendor: IBM
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: IBM
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnIBM:bvr1RETDRWW(3.23):bd06/18/2007:svnIBM:pn2378RRU:pvrThinkPadT42:rvnIBM:rn2378RRU:rvrNotAvailable:cvnIBM:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
dmi.product.name: 2378RRU
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad T42
dmi.sys.vendor: IBM

Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :
description: updated
Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

I see this also with a Thinkpad T30.

Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - text logo theme used instead of graphical with radeon 7500
+ text logo theme used instead of graphical with radeondrmfb

Additional detail: doesn't appear to be a kernel regression as booting with -18, -17 and -16 results in the same behavior.

Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

I tried rebooting and noticed some flickering before the text mode started up, which is possibly related?

Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

More specifically, I see an underscore flash a few times in the upper left before the text mode changes, then 3 distinct flickers, then the underscore flashing in the upper left again (text mode still unchanged), then plymouth text theme kicks in.

Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

This is an issue with plymouth 0.8.0~-17 from beta 1.

Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

0.8.0~-15 doesn't work.

Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

$ dpkg -l|grep plymouth | awk '{print $1, $2, $3}'
ii libplymouth2 0.8.1-4
ii plymouth 0.8.1-4
ii plymouth-label 0.8.1-4
ii plymouth-theme-ubuntu-logo 0.8.1-4
ii plymouth-theme-ubuntu-text 0.8.1-4
ii plymouth-x11 0.8.1-4

Attached is the output of booting with 'plymouth:debug=file:/var/log/plymouth-debug.log'

putting the chip back in the bug title; there are a number of successful reports of plymouth w/ radeon in beta1, so this is probably chip-dependent.

summary: - text logo theme used instead of graphical with radeondrmfb
+ text logo theme used instead of graphical with radeon 7500
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

[./plugin.c] query_device:Visual is FB_VISUAL_PSEUDOCOLOR; not using graphics

plymouth's framebuffer renderer only supports truecolor fbs, not pseudocolor; and the drm renderer is only used on radeon and nvidia when there's more than one display output in use.

Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
summary: - text logo theme used instead of graphical with radeon 7500
+ text logo theme used instead of graphical with radeon 7500 (single video
+ output, pseudocolor fb)
Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

So, as Sarvatt explained on irc, ati cards with <=32Mb get the console dropped to 8bpp by the following patch:

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=47381156a8f0d793bacfa346cc4cc515399525f7

(comment in code is wrong, it's 32Mb, not 16Mb)

Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

Booting without splash might be a workable option, though there are various 'Broken pipe' messages (these are what show up in plymouth text mode too).

William Shotts (bshotts) wrote :

I am have the same problem on my T41 [RV250] including the "broken pipe" message mentioned in #12.

Martin Reiche (grimsrud) wrote :

So the described behavior is intended as it logically effects my IBM X31 with a Radeon 7000 (16MB) to?

Paul van Genderen (paulvg) wrote :

I don't know if this is a Radeon specific bugs, as I'm also seeing this with an nVidia Quadro NVS 290.

Martin-Éric Racine (q-funk) wrote :

Here, I only saw this bug after upgrading from Lucid to Precise.

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation NV5 [RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro] (rev 15)

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

lucid has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the lucid task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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