Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Inspiron 6000 blank screen
- On 2/23/06, parenthetically_yours <ygd800@...> wrote:
> dlearyfun,When trying to enable dri on on xorg 6.9.0 with a 6.4.x mesa and a dri
> > 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,
from cvs, X on my inspiron 6000 causes a hard lockup. This may be the
Regards, Alexander Toresson