Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 598263
nomodeset still needed to fix graphics problems with Intel GMA 4500 / Aspire 1410
Last modified: 2010-12-03 09:08:33 EST
Created attachment 418415 [details]
Xorg log file
Description of problem:
I am reporting this bug in accordance with the request on the F12 common bugs page, under "Miscellaneous problems with Intel graphics adapters". The problem I have is that unless I use the nomodeset parameter when I boot up, it stalls after starting the services and I never see the graphical login screen. I am using an Acer Aspire 1410 system with an Intel GMA 4500HD graphics chip.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Happens every time I boot WITHOUT nomodeset kernel parameter.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. edit grub.conf and make sure nomodeset parameter is not being passed to kernel
2. boot to Fedora 12 (x86_64)
All goes apparently well until it is time to start the x-server. At this point, the system just sits there. I can work around it like this:
1. press ctl-alt-F2 to get tty
2. press ctl-alt-F1 to get GUI - log in. At this point, I can log in, and the splash graphic appears but window manager never loads.
3. repeat steps 1 & 2. Now, magically, everything loads up and seems to work fine.
Boot continues and GUI appears with login and gdm.
I am not using any xorg.conf file.
I was mistaken when I said everything then appears to work fine. Actually, things looked fine until I tried to suspend by closing the lid. It did not appear to work (display light showed active rather than suspended state) so I opened the lid again. At this point, I saw screen flicker with a ton of notifications in a pop-up on each flash of the screen, saying:
Could not switch the monitor configuration
could not set the configuration for CRTC 64
Then, when I logged out to clear the messages, it dropped me back to the tty instead of the GUI.
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