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Re: Install gives BSOD on Thinkpad T60p

David Kramer wrote:
Jim Cornette wrote:

You might specify which video driver that you want to use for the
installation with xdriver=vesa (Or ati,sis,i810 ....)
I had to use this option once when my card type did not register during
the installer phase. (My case was for an SIS video)


Can't get networking or USBstick working, so this is as best as I can

xdriver=ati produced the same blue screen, but /tmp/ramfs/X.log was
different.  In all other cases there were lots of errors (including the
final error) about missing fonts and font paths.  Using this option,
I see warnings of:
No monitor specified for screen "Anaconda"
The core pointer device wasn't specified explicitly in the layout
The core keyboard device wasn't specified explicitly in the layout
No FontPath specified
FontPath set to:
Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket)

glx was loaded
AIGLX was enabled
FreeType loades, Type1 loaded
dri failed to load (libdrm.so.2: no such file or directory)
ATI loaded
R128 loaded
RADEON loaded

What was shown in your xorg.conf file for previous installations. I had radeon as the driver instead of ati. There are drivers and sub-drivers for ati type cards. This was on an hp laptop. I'm not sure, but maybe xdriver=radeon would work.

The end of the file jas:
(II) Primary device is; PIC 01:00:0

This must be PCI instead of PIC
Comparatively, I have an MGA video as primary which shows. (Desktop that I am currently using)
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 02:00:0
(--) Chipset mgag200 PCI found

(II) ATI:  Candidate "Device" section "Videocard0"
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error
no screens found

xdriver=vesa produced the same blue screen.
/tmp/ramfs/X.log ends in the same "DRI module not loaded" and "could not
open default font 'fixed'".

This one said it couldn't start x, then I ended up with a text screen
offering text mode install or start vnc.
/tmp/ramfs/X.log ends with
(EE) No device detected.
Which is expected, since this isn't a Sis card.

same as sis

i810 and sis failed properly. Sorry for the confusion. They should error out gracefully.

Tomorrow, I'm going to attempt to put together a web page with all the
data  I've gathered in response to all of the responses I've gotten, but
I hope this helps.

Thanks for your assistance.

This sounds like a good candidate for an anaconda bug filing. Font errors, acpi errors, network errors and the like. there should be an error log generated in the /root directory if your install attempt made it that far along in the process. (formatted disks and wrote files to disk.)


PS - Text installation was pretty much neglected when I tried to do a text install before with 'linux text'

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.
		-- Quentin Crisp

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