On Monday 19 April 2010 11:29:58 Ed Greshko wrote:
> On 04/19/2010 05:45 PM, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Saturday 17 April 2010 05:13:12 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> >> Anne Wilson wrote:
> >>> My new laptop has the i915 video chipset,
> >> Actually it doesn't. i915 is very old and has been supported for
> >> years. It's just that the driver for all the chipsets 915 and newer
> >> is called "i915".
> >> The recommended way to get the latest Intel driver is to upgrade to
> >> Fedora 13 Beta. Upgrading a driver alone is not easy due to
> >> dependencies on the kernel, as you have seen, and other components (at
> >> least: libdrm, mesa).
> > I've just used the Beta DVD to upgrade to F13 - got to the reboot, and
> > I'm sitting in front of a black screen with a flashing cursor. :-(
> Could you have been bitten by this?
> in stall
No, it was neither of them. grub.conf contained 'nomodeset' in the kernel
line. I didn't put it there, and have not been able to find out how it got
there. Since this laptop is only a couple of weeks old, I would know if I
had done it.
Unfortunately, after what looked like a good boot, I got constantly thrown
back to the login. Examination showed very many F12 packages. Running a
'yum upgrade' told me that I needed 20 new packages and 579 to be
upgraded. That's just finished and I'm rebooting at the moment.
Hmm - it boots to the f-infinity logo, then stops.
There were many issues - not the least being that I should not have been
tempted to upgrade when I know it can be a pain ;-) It turned out that in
addition to the huge update needed, there was something in my plasma settings
that caused problems. I renames plasma-desktop-appletsrc and plasma-desktoprc
- and now at last I have a good display, stable, and at a good resolution.
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