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Re: 2.6 and Blanking Screen



Today i have updated (with up2date) my system and after reboot all works
perfect.

many thanks to the fedora-core team

> I have a similar problem on my dell inspiron 5150 (nvidia FX5200Go),
> the first problem is that i wasnt beeing able set a higher resolution
> than 640x480 on my 1400x1050 display with "nv" driver, with the "vesa"
> driver i am able to use 1400x1050 without any problems during am logged
> on, but when i want to switch the console or log off the screen turns
> black with no change to do anything. with the "normal" boot arguments
> the screen also turns black. with that boot arguments the system starts
> normal.
> kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.327 ro root=LABEL=/ 
> 	initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.5-1.327.img
> any help is appriciated. 
> 
> Am Fr, den 14.05.2004 schrieb Jim Cornette um 0:30:
> > Quasar Jarosz wrote:
> > > 
> > > On Wed, 12 May 2004, Jim Cornette wrote:
> > > 
> > > 
> > >>Jason KRISCH wrote:
> > >>
> > >>>I was wondering if anyone else on this list was experiencing similar
> > >>>results:
> > >>>
> > >>>With FC2T3 on my laptop (HP Pavilion ze5200) I had several issues
> with
> > >>>the screen going blank (and the backlight turning off too) during
> boot.
> > >>>It seemed to happen at random places at different times during boot.
> > >>>The system
> > >>>would be locked as far as I could tell and I had to power off.  I
> have
> > >>>since tried passing "vga=773" or "vga=normal" to the kernel at boot
> time
> > >>>and both seem to get me past the screen going blank.  (I also pass
> > >>>"psmouse.proto=imps" so I can tap-click with my touchpad.)
> > >>>
> > >>>However, when I exit X - no matter what runlevel I am running in, the
> > >>>screen goes immediately blank, backlight is powered off, and as far
> as I
> > >>>can tell
> > >>>the laptop is locked up.  This applies to "Log Out", "Reboot", and
> > >>>"Shutdown".  I have found no related entries in my logs.  I have also
> > >>>tried passing "acpi=off" to the kernel.
> > >>>
> > >>>Anyone else have issues like this?  I think it is a 2.6 issue more
> than
> > >>>a FC2 issue.
> > >>
> > >>I have an hp ze4315us that has a VGA compatible controller: ATI
> > >>Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility U1.
> > >>
> > >>I tried the 2.5 kernel on it. It seemed to work alright then.
> (Shutting
> > >>down X) - That was back awhile ago.
> > >>
> > >>I'd suspect the problem to be with xorg or some other non-kernel
> issue.
> > >>
> > >>I might try to install the 2.6 kernel on this machine to see if the
> > >>kernel is not the problem. I stayed at FC1 because of the touchpad
> > >>issue. (Doesn't just work).
> > >>
> > >>About acpi, I cannot boot without acpi. My laptop freezes up at boot
> > >>without it.
> > >>
> > >>Follow-up after installing the latestv Fedora Core 2 kernel on FC1.
> I'd
> > >>like to try FC2, but was waiting for the synaptic touchpad issue to be
> > >>cleared up.
> > >>
> > >>Jim
> > >>
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > I've got a Pavillion ze4430us, with the same ATI Mobility U1 card,
> that
> > > FC2 auto-detects and uses the radeon driver with. I have no problems
> on
> > > any of the latest kernels. I've seen the blanking problem on other
> > > laptops, but have had no trouble with this one. It works just fine for
> me.
> > > I'd really like the hardware aceleration to work.. but i guess i'll
> have
> > > to wait on it.
> > 
> > Looks like I lucked out on avoiding the blanking problem. I had an old 
> > laptop that used s3-virge earlier and it bloomed instead of blanked.
> > 
> > Thanks for the additional information. I figured one vendor, similar 
> > hardware.
> > 
> > > 
> > > As for the synaptics touch-pad, it was sad that it's not
> auto-detected,
> > > however, given that the FC2 release date is very close at hand, unless
> > > it's arleady been "fixed", i doubt support will be in the official FC2
> > > release.
> > > 
> > > I can say however, that setting it up was very easy - just grab the
> > > synaptics driver, unzip, compile, install, and change the driver lines
> in
> > > your xorg.conf, just like the install file from the driver says. It
> works
> > > great after that, no problems at all.
> > > 
> > 
> > This is the first real 2.6 kernel that I used. I'll have to get the 
> > synaptic program and do the unzipping, ... installing, manual 
> > configuration, as descried. The 2.6 kernel does seem a bit quicker. The 
> > added work won't hold me back from FC2 final.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Jim
> > 
> > PS - Sorry Jason, I figured HP laptop = hp laptop. Does the blanking 
> > problem happen at all resolutions on exit?
> > 
> > > 
> > > -Quasar
> > > 
> > 
> 
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