Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51243
startx blank screen i810e on an IBM Netvista S40 Legacy Free
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:38 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installation of Red Hat 7.1 box set finds my monitor, a Daytek 1731D and
the Intel 810 video chipset. When I "startx" all I get is a blank screen.
The only thing that is suspect in the log is the line
"(WW) I810(0): xf86AllocateGARTMemory: allocation of 1024 pages failed
(Cannot allocate memory)". There are no error messages. Red Hat
support could not figure it out and asked me to submit a bug. My machine
is an IBM Netvista S40 Legacy free 6645-N3U you can find the specs at
4JHQVL. I have posted my log and config files at
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: "startx" gives a blank screen, cannot Ctrl+Alt+Backspace
to get out. I have to reboot machine, Ctrl+Alt+Delete does not reboot
Expected Results: Gnome should start up
Red Hat support could not figure it out and asked me to submit a bug.
This is a clean install from the Red Hat 7.1 Deluxe Workstation Boxset.
Prior to purchasing the Boxset I tried Red Hat 7.1 upgrading to Linux
kernel 2.4.7 and XFree86 4.1.0 with the same results, a blank screen when
Created attachment 26853 [details]
XFree86 log and config files
Please try updating to the newest release of 4.0.3 and see if it
solves the problem. I'm interested in knowing if this fixes it
for you. Also, please check your CMOS settings and ensure your
i810 video is properly configured, this is a common error.
New test release: ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris/testing/7.1