Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505058
Intel GMA 4500MHD - Blankscreen without nomodeset option
Last modified: 2013-01-10 00:14:44 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 11- LiveCD
I use an Acer Aspire 5738 laptop. It has an Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics card. Without nomodeset kernel option, the graphics gets to a blank black screen.
(Also, it ignores the xdriver= boot options which would have otherwise allowed me to use the xdriver=vesa boot option)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put the LiveCD in and boot with it
2. Just boot with it without changing any options
A blank screen
This is fixed by giving nomodeset as a boot option in the bootloader
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, if available), /var/log/dmesg, 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.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
hiii, i too have the same problem, i installed FC11 in my acer 5738 laptop with minimum driver support which means i can have a resolution of max 800*600 when i go with normal installation i get a blank screen...with minmum driver suport mode i only had one 2 lines where i did not find any options to add modes...
and am not familiar to use nomodeset option too.. as am new to linux.. hwere and how to use them??
hiii, i too have the same problem, i installed FC11 in my acer 5738 laptop with
minimum driver support which means i can have a resolution of max 800*600 when
i go with normal installation i get a blank screen...with minmum driver suport
mode i only had one 2 lines in xorg.conf where i did not find any options to add modes...
and am not familiar to use nomodeset option too.. as am new to linux.. hwere
and how to use them??
In Fedora 11 package is named xorg-x11-drv-intel. Changing bugs apropriately.
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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