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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.

>>>> https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-Debian-Abandon-Intel-DDX

>       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 ?

https://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-intel/

> 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: 
> 1920x1080~60Hz
>             OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Desktop v: 2.1 
> Mesa 18.2.6 direct render: Yes
> frank@franklin:~$

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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