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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Inspiron 6000 blank screen

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  • Alexander Toresson
    ... When trying to enable dri on on xorg 6.9.0 with a 6.4.x mesa and a dri from cvs, X on my inspiron 6000 causes a hard lockup. This may be the same issue
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 23, 2006
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      On 2/23/06, parenthetically_yours <ygd800@...> wrote:
      > dlearyfun,
      >
      > > Help!! I just loaded SUSE Linux 9.3 on Dell Inspiron 6000 and when I
      > > boot, I am sure it is loaded and running but the screen is totally
      > > black. While installing, the kernel was running and the display worked
      > > fine. I have flashed the latest bios available from Dell but still
      > > black screen. Has anybody run into this?
      >
      > I've got the same machine and I'm using Fedora Core 5 (test 3). I have
      > run into similar problems.
      >
      > If your machine locks up totally needing power off, instead of running
      > X then that sounds like the same problem as mine. If so here is the fix:
      >
      > boot with a command line option 'single' to get single user mode once.
      > If you are using grub, interrupt the boot, highlight the line with
      > command line arguments using the up and down keys, press 'e' to edit,
      > add the word single onto the command line, press return and press 'b'
      > to boot.
      >
      > When you get a shell you need to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.
      > Find the line that says 'Load "dri"' and comment it out by putting #
      > in front of it. After saving the conf file exit the shell to continue
      > booting. X should start, with 2D but not 3D acceleration.
      >
      > I'm trying to find out what it is about loading dri that locks the
      > machine up - I think it's trying to detect some hardware that might
      > not be there. Let me know if this works or not.
      >
      > Eventually you may want to replace the driver with the closed source
      > one from ati to get 3D accel.
      >
      > Hope that helps,
      >
      > /PY
      >

      When trying to enable dri on on xorg 6.9.0 with a 6.4.x mesa and a dri
      from cvs, X on my inspiron 6000 causes a hard lockup. This may be the
      same issue

      Regards, Alexander Toresson
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