Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162567
Screen goes blank when switching from init 5 to init 3
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:09 EST
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Description of problem:
I installed Fedora core 4 on my Inspiron 700m Laptop.
The installation and everything was successful.
When switching from init 5 to init 3 the screen goes blank.
I set the Monitor : Generic Laptop LCD 1280*800
Display device : intel 855
Screen resolution : 1280 x 800
Any help please..
Thanks in advance
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.edited /etc/inittab to default run level 5
5.at GUI desktop opened terminal
6.# init 3
Actual Results: Screen goes blank
Expected Results: Command line interface (init level 3)
Funny I have a similar problem but with my intel 810, (desktop PIII 500 mhz),
when switch from init level 5 to init level 3 sometimes becomes all in blue
colors instead of black.
(In reply to comment #1)
> Funny I have a similar problem but with my intel 810, (desktop PIII 500 mhz),
> when switch from init level 5 to init level 3 sometimes becomes all in blue
> colors instead of black.
After submitting the bug,I had gone through the existing bugs related to
xorg-X11 and fortunately found a solution.
1. Downloaded libvgahw.a from ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris/libvgahw.a
2. Replaced the existing /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a with the downloaded
4. Monitor type : Generic LCD 1280x800
Display device : Intel 855
and saved the configuration.
Once I rebooted I see that my problem is solved.
In your case follow the above steps from 1-3 and set the display device to Intel
810, As I dont know which monitor you are using If it is listed fine else select
Generic LCD/CRT 1280x800.
reboot the machine.
And see your problem is solved.. congrats.
I assumed you have installed FC-4.
for more details you may look into
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 161242 ***