Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 496460
X server not working with intel 945GM
Last modified: 2018-04-11 08:19:58 EDT
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The X server doesn't work on my macbook 2.1 with an intel 945GM chipset.
I try both the intel and vesa driver with or without an xorg.conf (generated with X -configure).
The graphical installation is not possible because the screen is gray and the cursor is duplicated.
After a text install and an upgrade to rawhide version of 04/18/2009 the issue persist.
It seems that this problem is related to bugs #464866 and #494390 but it's not caused by the i810 driver.
This bug doesn't exists with the Fedora 10 live CD.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the fedora 11 Beta install DVD or Live CD.
2. Wait until X is started.
The screen is gray or black, the cursor is duplicated but move.
Sometimes it freeze the system.
Get a normal display with fedora 11.
Created attachment 340228 [details]
The dmesg output.
Created attachment 340229 [details]
The list of loaded kernel modules.
Created attachment 340230 [details]
The output of lspci.
Created attachment 340231 [details]
The log of Xorg server.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
What happens when you start computer with nomodeset on the kernel command line?
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F11_bugs#intel-misc-gfx and tell me whether something helps you there.
(In reply to comment #6)
> What happens when you start computer with nomodeset on the kernel command line?
> See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F11_bugs#intel-misc-gfx and tell me
> whether something helps you there.
This issue is still present in the final Fedora Core 11 install DVD. An installation is possible by selecting the basic video driver option in the boot menu.
I kept the vesa driver some days before doing a system update. Now with the xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.7.0-7.fc11, this problem has gone.
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages. For packages from updates-testing repository you can use command
yum upgrade --enablerepo='*-updates-testing'
Alternatively, you can also try to test whether this bug is reproducible with the upcoming Fedora 12 distribution by downloading LiveMedia of F12 Beta available at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ . By using that you get all the latest packages without need to install anything on your computer. For more information on using LiveMedia take a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD .
Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.
If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
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