Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 161047
White screen during install on Toshiba Satellite Pro 600 (Trident videocard)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:08 EST
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Description of problem:
When starting up the graphical installer on a FC4 installation on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 6000 the screen turns white and you see the mouse X cursor briefly. The cursor dissapears and you are left with a blank screen. The system is not hangign you can switch to the text consoles and back.
If you install in text mode you are able to fully install FC4. When X windows starts you get the same white screen. Again the system is not hanging. If you switch to text mode you can work fine.
The video card detected by FC4 is Trident CyberBlade (Generic) the monitor type detected is unknown.
The installation with FC3 works perfectly in graphical mode.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try installing FC4 on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 6000 in graphic mode.
Actual Results: Mouse X cursos is displayed briefly on a white background. Mouse dissapears and the screen remains white.
Expected Results: The welcome screen should be displayed to start the GUI installation.
FC3 also reports the videocard being a Trident CyberBlade (generic) on monitor type Unknown Monitor. However the GUI install starts normally.
Does booting with 'linux nofb' help?
When trying to install with 'linux nofb' you get the same result. A white screen
instead of the welcome screen.
the 'nofb' also results in the console modes when switching with ctrl-alt-f1
etc. to be unreabable.
If you do a text mode install, does X work after installation?
No after installation the startup of X gives the same result.
I get exactly the same results when installing on a Compaq Deskpro 7100 if I
attempt to install in graphic mode. I do not ever actually getting even
briefly a cursor.
The text mode install allows me to get further but eventually crashes (will
check for other bugs related to that).
Sorry, should have mentioned that my video card is detected as the same
(Trident CyberBlade) and the monitor shows as unknown also.
I have the same problem.
Model: Toshiba Portege 3500
Video Card (detected) : Trident CyberBlade (generic)
Monitor (detected) : TOS5082
Problem: Display goes blank with graphical installation.
Installation with text mode: OK, but display still goes blank when try to start X
It's works now....
replace /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a (XORG package) with file from FC3...
you can get is from ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris/libvgahw.a
Thank to Harris
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 161242 ***
hi i had the same problem with a portege 2000 and the libvgahw solution works
Hi, all of you
Trident CyberBlade integrated AGP solution for FC4 might work for others.
After installation of FC4 in text mode.
If you can login in text mode then open xorg.conf as a root. Find
Change Driver "vesa"
Vender "Unknown" ########## OR
Insert first installation FC4 DVD/CD type linux rescue enter
you will in shell prompt follow above procedure. reboot and enjoy.
If you steel face problem mail me. email@example.com
Or you have other solution for above agp cards please send me.