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Bug 598263 - nomodeset still needed to fix graphics problems with Intel GMA 4500 / Aspire 1410
Summary: nomodeset still needed to fix graphics problems with Intel GMA 4500 / Aspire ...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-intel
Version: 12
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-31 23:27 UTC by Leek Soup
Modified: 2010-12-03 14:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-12-03 14:08:33 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Xorg log file (deleted)
2010-05-31 23:27 UTC, Leek Soup
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Description Leek Soup 2010-05-31 23:27:11 UTC
Created attachment 418415 [details]
Xorg log file

Description of problem:

I am reporting this bug in accordance with the request on the F12 common bugs page, under "Miscellaneous problems with Intel graphics adapters". The problem I have is that unless I use the nomodeset parameter when I boot up, it stalls after starting the services and I never see the graphical login screen. I am using an Acer Aspire 1410 system with an Intel GMA 4500HD graphics chip.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xorg-x11-drv-intel.x86_64 2.9.1-1.fc12

How reproducible:
Happens every time I boot WITHOUT nomodeset kernel parameter.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. edit grub.conf and make sure nomodeset parameter is not being passed to kernel
2. boot to Fedora 12 (x86_64)
Actual results:
All goes apparently well until it is time to start the x-server. At this point, the system just sits there. I can work around it like this:
1. press ctl-alt-F2 to get tty
2. press ctl-alt-F1 to get GUI - log in. At this point, I can log in, and the splash graphic appears but window manager never loads.
3. repeat steps 1 & 2. Now, magically, everything loads up and seems to work fine.

Expected results:
Boot continues and GUI appears with login and gdm.

Additional info:
I am not using any xorg.conf file.

Comment 1 Leek Soup 2010-06-01 17:40:47 UTC
I was mistaken when I said everything then appears to work fine. Actually, things looked fine until I tried to suspend by closing the lid. It did not appear to work (display light showed active rather than suspended state) so I opened the lid again. At this point, I saw screen flicker with a ton of notifications in a pop-up on each flash of the screen, saying:

Could not switch the monitor configuration
could not set the configuration for CRTC 64     

Then, when I logged out to clear the messages, it dropped me back to the tty instead of the GUI.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-11-03 13:46:25 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 12 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 12.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora 
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-12-03 14:08:33 UTC
Fedora 12 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-12-02. Fedora 12 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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