Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 440130
Black screen after Installation
Last modified: 2008-04-13 16:30:42 EDT
Description of problem:
The installation of rawhide on my notebook (Sony VGN-TZ11)
works fine. After reboot the boot screen (vesa) is visible,
but after X is started the screen is blank.
It looks like the backlight ist switched off, because
i can see the login dialog a little bit. Sometimes
it ist totally black. If i close a lit and wait
a minute, X is showing up. I tested later wirth an
external display and it looks like that this works.
This problem ist worse, because not every notebook user
have an external monitor.
1. Install rawhide from scratch
2. No swap partition
3. No users except root
I think that something with the backlight control went wrong.
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.
I've also experienced this issue and I cannot reproduce it anymore after the
newest system update. Feel free to close this.
Carsten, could you confirm that this has been fixed?
Sorry, for the late response.
I will make an update and check it out tommorow.
I can confirm, that the bug is fixed now.
I have make a clean installation from DVD and make an
update with yum. The switch to the console (CTRL-ALT-F2)
was not possible before the update. Now X works, but it
is not very stable. I will make another request for that.
You can close this report now.