Description of problem:
Averatec 6240 laptop with Fedora 8 installed. Intermittent blank screen on bootup.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 8
Steps to Reproduce:
In earlier versions of Fedora I could resolve this by adding a
reserve=0x1e000000,0x20000000 to the kernel boot line in grub. This doesn't
appear to resolve this issue in Fedora 8.
The original post has an error - the reserved address should have been
Boots up maybe 1/4 tries. I'm also unable to switch to a virtual terminal using
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 293199 [details]
Here's my xorg.conf file. The only modifications I made were to the mouse
pointer options to speed it up a bit. Worth noting that the problem existed
before making those changes.
Created attachment 293200 [details]
Log file when run with modified config file
Created attachment 293202 [details]
XOrg Log file when run with no configuration file
This is the log file after moving /etc/X11/xorg.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
and restarting X with ctrl+alt+backspace. X actually wouldnt start.
Also worth noting that when it boots up, I actually get to the graphical boot
screen, it's right before the logon screen where it goes black and never comes back.
It boots up successfully 100% of the time if I remove the NIC cable before
starting. Once it boots I can plug in the cable and ifup the interface and the
interface retrieves an IP address from DHCP and functions normally.
Is there any additional information I can include that will assist you in
resolving this issue?
Turns out the problem is still intermittent, makes no difference if the NIC is
plugged in or not.
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