Bug 132202 - IBM T40p: screen goes blank after loading radeonfb
IBM T40p: screen goes blank after loading radeonfb
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2004-09-09 16:42 EDT by Kaj J. Niemi
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-21 07:03:46 EDT
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dmesg (13.62 KB, text/plain)
2004-09-09 16:43 EDT, Kaj J. Niemi
no flags Details
lspci -vvv (9.19 KB, text/plain)
2004-09-09 16:43 EDT, Kaj J. Niemi
no flags Details

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Description Kaj J. Niemi 2004-09-09 16:42:28 EDT
Description of problem:
An IBM T40p laptop running kernel 1.549 (was reproduceable with 1.540,
too) and booting into single user mode blanks the screen soon after
the "Initializing ... storage network audio" (around line 208 in

The problematic module is radeonfb.

I am unsure how to proceed with this :) Attached is dmesg and lspci

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot.
2. Wait for "Initializing devices .. storage network audio"
Actual results:
Screen goes blank but cursor is not turned off. 

Additional info:
Acting on a hunch I did "/sbin/service kudzu start" in single mode and
the screen returned to colors.

I'm not sure if I should file this under kernel, udev or initscripts.

Easiest workaround for now was to add to rc.sysinit

        if [ "$module"x != "radeonfb"x ]; then
                modprobe $module >/dev/null 2>&1

Let me know if there's any other info you need to pinpoint this :)
Comment 1 Kaj J. Niemi 2004-09-09 16:43:24 EDT
Created attachment 103651 [details]
Comment 2 Kaj J. Niemi 2004-09-09 16:43:50 EDT
Created attachment 103652 [details]
lspci -vvv
Comment 3 Kaj J. Niemi 2004-09-21 07:03:46 EDT
Not an issue in 581. Closing as works for me.

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