FC6 display on TP60p flakes out just before login screen
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Mon Mar 19 01:47:04 UTC 2007
I've had FC6 running on a Thinkpad T60p for several months, just
flawlessly. The best box I've ever had.
For reasons unknown, I decided to redo the box, putting XP on it and
then adding FC6 as a dual boot. I've done this with other boxes so I
know the drill.
Got XP going, then installed FC6, and everything seemed just peachy...
until the end of the install, when it had to reboot to go to the last
couple of steps (sound card, SELinux, etc.) Screen blanked out. The
system was running; it's just the video that was gone. I had to reboot
and edit the grub options to finish off the install.
Then... reboot and load up the system. Again, editing the grub config to
delete rhgb and quiet. I see all of the messages display. Then it
displays the "login <machine name>" and the screen blanks again. (I'm
connected to a ViewSonic 19" flat panel.) Nothing I do displays the
If I boot the box without being connected to the flat panel, the login
screen displays nice as nice can be. Somehow FC 6 is NOW not seeing the
flat panel upon bootup. But it used to, never a hiccup.
what might I look at in order to tell FC6 that the flat panel is still
really a nice guy to talk to? I can access the system just with the
laptop case open, so I'm hopeful it's just a semicolon somewhere....
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