Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 132202
IBM T40p: screen goes blank after loading radeonfb
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:48:00 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Wait for "Initializing devices .. storage network audio"
Screen goes blank but cursor is not turned off.
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 :)
Created attachment 103651 [details]
Created attachment 103652 [details]
Not an issue in 581. Closing as works for me.