Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 458226
x on trident gives black screen , locks the video card
Last modified: 2009-11-18 13:23:13 EST
Description of problem:
attempting to start x on my notebook gives only a black screen. the black screen is on both ctrl-alt-f7 and in ctrl-alt-f1..6. however, on ctrl-alt-f1..6 keyboard is responsive and i can ctrl-alt-del to reboot the system.
this was not happening on the beginning, only lately (last two months?).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.start in runlevel 3
1,2,3. start in runlevel 5
the card is locked into black scrren
i've seen this first on debian lenny. after the bug appears in fedora, i've reinstalled the most recent version of debian lenn, the bug is still there too.
the notebook is pretty old, the card is
tgui 9660/938x/968x (rev d3)
and ram is 48 MB. swap is 256 MB. on the same system, slackware 12.0 deli 0.8 and vector 5.9 light are still able to start x as they should. f9 was able too, once.
Created attachment 313664 [details]
xorg log without any user defined xorg.conf
same thing happens on current rawhide.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
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f11 kernels no longer boot on this old machine, so i have to give up on using fedora on it.