Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 737288
[Arrandale] 16 alpha, beta tc1,2 xorg intel black screen cannot install
Last modified: 2013-02-13 02:58:41 EST
Description of problem:
The F16 alpha does boot only in basic video.
Basic video has its separate problems/issues.
The beta-tc1 does only boot in basic video.
Basic video has its separate problems.
The beta-tc2 raches kdm login screen, but it is all black
(only the pointer is shown).
CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE kills X, it restarts, KDM is shown, after
hitting enter (livecdusr has no passwd)
it starts loading KDE, but the screen does not change, istead of
black, it is the KDM login at the moment of the ENTER key.
switching to another vt is not possible (or it happens and the screen does not change...)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0046] (rev 02)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 16 beta tc2
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot the livecd kde
cannot reach the installer.
be able to install and test f16
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 add drm.debug=0x04 to the kernel command line, restart computer, get to the kdm login screen, and attach
* your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available),
* X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log*; check with grep Backtrace /var/log/Xorg* which logs might be the most interesting ones, send us at least Xorg.0.log)
* output of the dmesg command, and
* system log (/var/log/messages)
to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link above.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
* The Xorg session is using vt2 istead of vt1 (or vt7 in old-style)
* There are SELinux AVCs in /tmp and /run
I booted normally and reached kdm login, then:
grabbed a dmesg, messages and xorg.0.log (with debug=0x04).
* i was not able to use an usb key because it did not show up when plugged. was able to manually load usb-storage but it was still not detected by the kernel, it did not blink and it did not show up in lsubs also. So, no usb in the livecd.
set selinux to permissive
killed X with ctrl+alt+backspace
logged in, waited until it loaded
swtiched to vt3, then to vt2, started to enable wifi
then after many cycles of vt3>vt2>vt3 i was able to get the files over wifi.
also note that some elements did update (the nm window worked, but the rest of the desktop was still).
Created attachment 522949 [details]
dmesg, fc16 beta tc2
Created attachment 522950 [details]
messages, fc16 beta tc2
Created attachment 522951 [details]
xorg, fc16 beta tc2
Also note than when booted with selinux in enforcing mode (default), after kdm there is an error box "unable to save bookmarks in /home/liveuser/.local/share/user-places[...]" i took a picture but it is has some blur (and it was helped by the fact that the backlight does whatever it wants with its own brightness (also in f15)).
So i set permissive mode.
This bureport should be closed because:
F16 (Release) Can be installed correcly from live-cd on the same system.
F17 (Release) Live-CD can boot ok.
This bugreport was opened agains a pre-release version of F16.
Please close this bugreport.
Please close this bugreport, it was created agains F16 alpha and the issue is fixed a long time ago.
Please close this bug-report as per comment #8.
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