Re: Latest kernel gives blank screen when it boots
Frank McCormick composed on 2018-12-01 18:10 (UTC-0500):
> Felix Miata wrote:
>> Frank McCormick composed on 2018-12-01 17:19 (UTC-0500):
>>> Felix Miata wrote:
>>>> Frank McCormick composed on 2018-12-01 14:12 (UTC-0500):
>>>> Try purging xserver-xorg-video-intel and restarting the server. Last official release of that
>>>> driver was over 4 years ago.
> I purged it but had to reinstall as the machine would only boot to
> a command line without it and with nomodeset.
You're confusing me. With nomodeset you should expect crippled or worse X. Without nomodeset you
should expect good. Good X with Intel GPU requires either modesetting driver included within the
X server, or the unofficially deprecated xf86-video-intel driver provided by the
xserver-xorg-video-intel package. Nomodeset is for rescue operations, proprietary non-Intel
video drivers, and some ancient hardware.
>> Maybe that's precisely the problem. Nomodeset is a cmdline (boot) parameter that blocks use of
>> both competent X drivers for Intel's current century GPUs, modesetting and intel.
> But didn't you just say the last official release of the driver was 4
> years ago ?
> What's your
>> Xorg.0.log report, or output from 'inxi -Gxx'?
> frank@franklin:~$ inxi -Gxx
> Graphics: Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor:
> Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
> chip ID: 8086:0042
> Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.3 driver: intel resolution:
> OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Desktop v: 2.1
> Mesa 18.2.6 direct render: Yes
This suggests you are booting without nomodeset, and xserver-xorg-video-intel is installed, so X
is working, but something else is wrong. Please show Xorg.0.log via <https://paste.debian.net/>
or use cmdline utility pastebinit and provide URL.
Which DM is configured (login manager/greeter)? (cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager)
Is Plymouth installed? If yes, try disabling it. (append plymouth.enable=0 to cmdline)
Is Fedora working correctly?
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