Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1257345
Fedora Workstation 22 does not boot on ASUS X553MA laptop
Last modified: 2015-08-30 15:04:12 EDT
Created attachment 1067410 [details]
Boot process hangs up entirely at this point, removed "quiet" argument
Description of problem:
Boot process hangs upon reaching a certain point.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Regular boot from USB/DVD live image
Steps to Reproduce: N/A
Actual results: Normal live install bootup
Hangs on the following line
"Started Load/Save Screen Backlight Brightness of backlight:intel_backlight
I managed to load the live install properly by adding the argument "modprobe.blacklist=i915" to the boot command.
The laptop is running on an Intel BayTrail M 3540 Pentium processor, no dedicated graphics chip.
UPDATE: The module blacklist only works if the laptop is running on batteries. Attempting to boot while plugged in will not work, regardless of the module being blacklisted or not.
UPDATE #2: After a couple more trials, I pinned down the issue to the laptop's firmware. Booting in Legacy mode worked without any modifications to the default boot arguments, so this may be a UEFI implementation issue on the manufacturer's side.