Description of problem:
After updating kernel (3.15.3-200.fc20 or 3.15.4-200.fc20) the lightdm login screen is blank and black.
Switching to a text terminal ([Alt]_[Ctrl]_[F2]), waiting for several seconds and switching back to the graphical login screen ([Alt]_[Ctrl]_[F1]), makes the login screen to appear.
There was no such problems with previous versions of kernel (e.g. 3.14.9-200.fc20)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start computer using kernel 3.15.4-200
Graphical login screen is black.
The Graphical login screen should be displayed.
lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 03)
I've run into this issue as well on my Dell Latitude D630 laptop. How I get past it is I alt-control-F2 and then switch back to alt-control-F1 and the graphical login screen appears.
Just a note that this also can affect kdm as that's what I'm running on my laptop. It is still an issue with the kernel-3.15.6-200.fc20.x86_64 that was recently released... although I'm not sure if this is a kernel-related issue or not.
There have been a number of package updates since my last comment... and I'm currently on the kernel-3.15.8-200.fc20.x86_64... and I can no longer duplicate the issue... so... so far as I know... it has been resolved and this bug can be closed as FIXED. Does the original bug reporter concur?
For my laptop the error is still there (kernel-3.15.8-200.fc20.x86_64) :-(
The list of running processes will be attached.
Created attachment 926253 [details]
The list of running processes (from terminal login)
Switching back to graphical window with Alt_Ctrl_F1 does not help - the screen remains blank and dark (not black).
For my laptop the error is still there (kernel-3.15.10-200.fc20.x86_64) :-(
If an external monitor is attached to my laptop _before_ the laptop is switched-on, the normal log-in screen appears. The laptop monitor is considered to be the primary (as expected).
If there is no external monitor - the blank screen again.
Created attachment 928617 [details]
Output from lspci
At last! The kernel-3.16.2-200.fc20.x86_64 behaves as expected :-)
N.B. During the last update the X.Org X11 X Window System xinit startup scripts was updated as well (xorg-x11-xinit-1.3.4-1.fc20).
This bug may be marked as CLOSED.