Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 339871
black screen with default configuration
Last modified: 2018-04-11 02:52:37 EDT
Description of problem:
During fedora 7 installation, xorg is unable to work at all on a powerbook g4
titanium, 500 mhz powerpc. So i took fedora core 6, i installed with text mode
and upgraded to fedora 7. In order to launch X, I had to use fbdev driver.
Using r128 result in a complet black screen, even if X seems to be running, as i
can switch to a tty to disable it.
Every guide i have found on the internet speak of the r128 driver, so i guess
the autodetection is ok.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
every time, at least on this laptop
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install fedora 7
~ $ lspci
0000:00:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth AGP
0000:00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility M3
AGP 2x (rev 02)
0001:10:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth PCI
0001:10:17.0 Class ff00: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo Mac I/O (rev 03)
0001:10:18.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo USB
0001:10:19.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo USB
0001:10:1a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1211
0002:24:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth Internal PCI
0002:24:0e.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth FireWire (rev 01)
0002:24:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth GMAC (Sun GEM)
~ $ lspci -n
0000:00:0b.0 0600: 106b:0020
0000:00:10.0 0300: 1002:4c46 (rev 02)
0001:10:0b.0 0600: 106b:001f
0001:10:17.0 ff00: 106b:0022 (rev 03)
0001:10:18.0 0c03: 106b:0019
0001:10:19.0 0c03: 106b:0019
0001:10:1a.0 0607: 104c:ac1e
0002:24:0b.0 0600: 106b:001e
0002:24:0e.0 0c00: 106b:0018 (rev 01)
0002:24:0f.0 0200: 106b:0021 (rev 01)
I am gonna post the xorg.log and the xorg.conf file.
Created attachment 232701 [details]
xorg config file, minimal one
Created attachment 232711 [details]
the log of x11 when i see a blackscreen
Try not using FBDev and use "ati" driver instead (although, it seems that you
are right and it should be r128). What are the results?
Actually, could you try even to run X without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever?
It should work. If it doesn't than it is bug and we have to do something about it.
With ati, same problem.
And without config, X do not start, see the attached log file. I will try to
update to fedora 8 during the week.
Created attachment 235641 [details]
xorg log without config file
I have updated to fedora 8, and I still see the same problem and same log file.
Have you tried to run Xorg without a config file? Any changes?
Laptop died 3 days ago, blackscreen on boot, so I guess i can close this bug as
NOTABUG, as no one confirmed the problem, so it may be a hardware problem :/