Bug 467006 - Blank Screen on Thinkpad X40
Blank Screen on Thinkpad X40
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: videodog (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Patrick Laughton
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-14 23:13 EDT by Caroline Meeks
Modified: 2009-12-18 01:34 EST (History)
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Description Caroline Meeks 2008-10-14 23:13:32 EDT
Description of problem:
On IBM Thinkpad X40 

Does not show the desktop, just a blank screen after everything else is complete with the boot.  The same USB Key (made from the iso) works on other systems.

My X40 doesn't have a CD drive so I can only test with the USB but I think its a video issue not a USB issue as the USB works fine on other systems.

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Blank Screen

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I am also seeing this on sugar-spin.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 22:52:57 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 2 Simon Schampijer 2009-05-06 07:29:47 EDT
Caroline, is this bug still valid?
Comment 3 Caroline Meeks 2009-05-10 21:48:46 EDT
this bug is no longer present.  Thanks
Comment 4 Denys Vlasenko 2009-06-08 06:57:45 EDT
Not sure whether this is the same bug, but anyway.

I use Fedora 9 on a ThinkPad T61. When I boot it while it sits in dock station, most of the time after X startup screen goes blank.

Switching to text console and back (Ctrl-Alt-F6, then Alt-F7) helps after several attempts.

It does not seem to happen when I boot the laptop outside of the dock station.

I experience it for a while now, it is not a recent breakage.

I'm in Brno, and can provide my laptop for diagnostics/testing.
Comment 5 Need Real Name 2009-10-27 18:28:59 EDT
I installed F10 on an X40 and it had some video problems but it was reasonably usable.  I also have F12 rawhide on a T61 and the video works fine, but if you close the lid and let it go into suspend mode, then when you open the lid back up, the video never comes back unless you power cycle the machine.  The same happens with F11 on the X40.  My workaround has been to disable the entry into suspend mode on closing the lid, and just have it blank the screen instead.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 03:34:49 EST
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 01:34:44 EST
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