Bug 1474044 - Boot into black screen without nomodeset (kernel 4.11.10-300.fc26.x86_64)
Boot into black screen without nomodeset (kernel 4.11.10-300.fc26.x86_64)
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Reported: 2017-07-23 07:56 EDT by A. Galama
Modified: 2017-10-17 16:12 EDT (History)
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Description A. Galama 2017-07-23 07:56:50 EDT
Description of problem:
I updated from Fedora 25 to 26 and when the boot process switches from text mode to graphics mode all I get is a blank screen. Only thing I can do is press the reset button. I have an ATI Radeon HD 5450 if that helps. The system boots when I add "nomodeset" but then it only shows garbage when the X server starts.

Since Fedora 26 is completely unusable for me in this condition I reverted to my F25 backup.

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4.11.10-300.fc26.x86_64
Comment 1 Daine Wright 2017-08-01 10:30:58 EDT
I have the same issue after updating to Fedora 26. 

F26 works with kernel 4.11.10-200.fc25.x86_64, but I get the blank screen with 4.11.10-300.fc26.x86_64 and 4.11.11-300.fc26.x86_64


Graphics: AMD/ATI Redwood XT GL FirePro V4800
Comment 2 A. Galama 2017-08-03 02:26:45 EDT
Why has this bug been moved from kernel to xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd (and without any justifying comment)? The problem occurs during kernel boot (in my case just before it would ask me for my LUKS passphrase). Surely the kernel does not use the xorg drivers.
Comment 3 Justin M. Forbes 2017-08-03 09:17:47 EDT
(In reply to A. Galama from comment #2)
> Why has this bug been moved from kernel to xorg-x11-drv-radeonhd (and
> without any justifying comment)? The problem occurs during kernel boot (in
> my case just before it would ask me for my LUKS passphrase). Surely the
> kernel does not use the xorg drivers.

The xorg-x11-drv owners are also those who take care of the kernel portion. All gpu kernel bugs get reassigned to the relevant xorg-x11-drv to get the appropriate attention.
Comment 4 Daine Wright 2017-08-04 09:39:20 EDT
This problem is intermittent for me. It boots fine about 1 in 4-5 tries. The other times the screen remains blank.

Both 4.11.10-300.fc26.x86_64 and 4.11.11-300.fc26.x86_64 behave the same.
Comment 5 A. Galama 2017-09-03 15:29:48 EDT
No progress. Bug still exists in kernel 4.12.9-300.
Comment 6 Egor Zaharov 2017-10-13 15:30:13 EDT
Someone re-report this bug on bugzilla.freedesktop.org and link it here. Otherwise, I think, this bug will never get noticed...

[Just a stranger, Googling things.]
Comment 7 A. Galama 2017-10-16 08:23:44 EDT
Still no progress. Bug still exists in kernel 4.13.5-200.

If someone asked me whether I would recommend Fedora to a friend, I would say no.

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