[Intel-gfx] Black screen on boot with KMS and unable to start X
ssilverman at simplexinvestments.com
Wed Mar 17 11:23:17 PDT 2010
The fbcon driver is built-in to my kernel, which it seems was not the case
for your issue. I have looked through the vesafb and uvesafb documentation
from the kernel, but it is not clear to me how I would use this to configure
What I do now is pass vga=773 as a kernel arg in grub, which along with
"nomodesetting" gets me a usable console, but I can not start X with that
configuration, even disregarding my other X issues.
2010/3/17 Andre Müller <andremuellerster at gmail.com>
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> On 03/17/10 17:44, Scott Silverman wrote:
> > I have an IBM Thinkpad X30 with the Intel Corporation 82830 CGC [Chipset
> > Graphics Controller] (rev 04).
> > I am trying to install X with Arch Linux (kernel 2.6.32). I have the
> > xf86-video-intel v2.10.0-1.
> > First, without X installed/running, if I boot the machine normally I get
> > nothing but a blank screen. Same if I set "i915.modeset=1".
> > if i use the "nomodesetting" kernel argument I can properly boot and use
> > console.
> > Output of dmesg when booted with i915.modeset=1:
> > http://paste.pocoo.org/show/190811/
> > Xorg.0.log when started (via ssh) with i915.modeset=1:
> > http://paste.pocoo.org/show/190807/
> > How can I configure my kernel/xorg so that I can boot and see my console,
> > and also have the ability to start X?
> It may be the problem I once had as well...
> You need to make shure the framebuffer is enabled and loaded as
> well (that needs the framebuffer config option but do NOT select
> any of the framebuffers).
> The grory details are in
> and somewhere on this ML.
> > _______________________________________________
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> > Intel-gfx at lists.freedesktop.org
> > http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/intel-gfx
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