Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 467006
Blank Screen on Thinkpad X40
Last modified: 2009-12-18 01:34:44 EST
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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Steps to Reproduce:
I am also seeing this on sugar-spin.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
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Caroline, is this bug still valid?
this bug is no longer present. Thanks
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.
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.
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