Fedora=blank screen; ubuntu/win=ok

NoSpaze nospaze at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 11:11:45 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-09-04 at 15:15 -0700, stan wrote:
> On Fri, 04 Sep 2009 12:36:53 -0400
> NoSpaze <nospaze at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ubuntu and windows XP they run fine, please help! some ubuntu/win fans
> > in my office are roflalapmastc at us... hahaha :D Thanks in advance.
> > ---
> > [1]
> > - Laptop Compaq 610, 
> > - chipset Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family. 
> > - lspci:
> > 00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GME965/GLE960
> > Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
> Can you look at the ubuntu machine to see what driver it is using?
> Surely the same driver can be used in Fedora.  It is probably an older
> driver and so more stable.

Good idea. How do I know which driver is in use? lsmod?

> Have you examined the /var/log/Xorg.log file to see if there are issues
> reported there?

yes, can't see any error. 

> Have you tried turning off modeset for the driver?  i.e. nomodeset on
> the kernel line in grub.

No, thanks for the tip. Today I'll try it.

> If you boot into run level 3, do you have regular console display?

No. After choosing the grub boot option, blankscreen.

> Maybe if you post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf someone will spot something.
> You can try generating a new one by running   Xorg -configure   as root
> from the command line.

This is generated by system-config-display. I'll try generating a new
one with Xorg -configure.

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "single head configuration"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "InputDevice"
# keyboard added by rhpxl
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "es"

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "intel"

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Ill let you know. Thanks.
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