Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213873
intel driver failure in FC6
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:47 EST
Description of problem:
When "intel" driver is specified in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and machine is rebooted,
monitor goes completely blank.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I don't know which package contains the "intel" driver. xorg-x11-drivers-7.1-3
Steps to Reproduce:
1. setup /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to use "intel" driver
X login screen
Additional info: Hardware is Commell LV-677 mobo with intel 945GM chipset and
Intel Core 2 Duo (Merom) CPU. Typical LCD monitor is attached to the VGA connector.
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X log file
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X config file
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output from dmesg
Does the second last line mean anything: ACPI: PCI Interrupt... ?
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X log file from startx
set inittab level to 3, started from "startx". Screen is all blank. Network
link is still OK.
This happens to me on FC6/X86 on Dell E1705 as well. I have to revert to using
915resolution and i810 driver to get the LCD native resolution. (Intel driver
makes the display go blank.)
X driver "intel" also fails for me with the same hardware and the FC6 i386
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Xorg.0.log with intel driver and i386 distribution of FC6
I am making some progress. I am back to the x86_64 distribution. I added a
"MonitorLayout" command to my xorg.conf, and now I get a display on my monitor.
The resolution was very low, so next I removed all resolutions except the
desired one from my Modes line. Now I get the appropriate resolution (1280x1024).
The system still reboots every time I log out.
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My current xorg.conf file, with MonitorLayout, etc
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As of xorg-x11-drv-i810-1.6.5-19.fc7, 915GM and all 945 and 965 chips will use
the intel modesetting driver by default. Please update, and test with that
driver, and reopen if you have further issues.
Just to confirm - the latest intel driver works for me even in latest patched
FC6 - on both x86_64 and i386. (Hardware is Macbook and MacMini with cinema
It does the right mode setting in both cases. Thanks.