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Re: Install gives BSOD on Thinkpad T60p



On Sat, 2007-05-19 at 23:27 -0400, David Kramer wrote:
> This is my first experience with a testing release, so I apologize if
> I'm not reporting this right, or not giving enough information.
> 
> I just got a Lenovo Thinkpad T60p.  It's got a 15.4" WSXGA+
> TFT/1680x1050 (16:10) screen driven by a ATI Mobility Fire GL V5250 256MB.
> 
> When I attempt a graphical install of F7-test4, after the few initial
> "Loading..." screens, I get a few flashes with pretty patterns, then the
> screen turns all blue with no writing, and stays that way indefinitely.
> 
> When I attempt a text mode install (the pain! the pain!), the install
> works, but it doesn't configure X.  When I try to run X, I get a quick
> screen flash or two, then it kicks me back to the CLI, but now all
> sessions are 40 characters wide and twice as tall, so I can't edit files
> or type anything out.  Nothing but a reboot fixes this.  I tried
> system-config-display, but that exited out, too.  I tried redirecting
> the output to a file, and I did at one point see a message about not
> being to get Xinerama info.

The 40-column syndrome is either the x86 emulator being crap, or ATI's
VBIOS being crap.  Either way, "vbetool post" should make it go away.

I don't see the X log from the failed launch on the forum thread you
mention, so I'm going to hope I can repro this with the T60p I've got
here.

- ajax


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