Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 851110
blank screen on first reboot after Fedora17 installation from DVD ISO
Last modified: 2013-07-31 13:51:12 EDT
Description of problem:
I Installed F17 from DVD iso on a USB stick on a Thinkpad Edge 13 with Intel GMA450 graphics. It is a clean install, where I chose to overwrite existing linux partitions. Install went fine. I chose Encrypted LVM auto-setup for partitions. I used F15 and F16 on same laptop without issue, and just went from f16 to f17 yesterday.
On reboot, I get Grub display with no background wallpaper (Win7 still boots fine). I choose to boot top line: Fedora, and it gives two text lines, the second of which is "loading initial ramdisk". Then screen goes black, and I get no text or graphics, even if I wait several minutes. The screen is still active, i.e. it is not truly blanked.
I guessed that it's waiting for an encryption passphrase, so I reboot and wait for black screen then enter the passphrase, hit enter and after 30-35 s I get GDM, but it's the wrong resolution. It should be 1376x768, but I get 1024x768. I can login ok, but system settings doesn't show the correct resolutions for my laptop. Yum upgrade doesn't find any updates.
Im not sure if this is an encryption passphrase dialog display issue, or a general Intel GMA display issue (as I have the wrong resolution).
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I saw on another website that someone has an identical problem to mine but on a Macbook:
... sorry for double post...
i.e. it seems to be a monitor issue where the monitor is not getting properly identified. this would explain both the blank screen and the wrong resolution in gdm.
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