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
>> 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?
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
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.
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