On 04/16/2010 06:07 AM, Anne Wilson wrote:
My new laptop has the i915 video chipset, which doesn't work with
included Intel driver, so I tried to install the latest driver. When I
couldn't get a result from that I forwarded the log file to Intel and asked
for help - incidentally, I'm impressed. I asked yesterday early evening and
when I logged in this morning I had a reply.
The bug report how-to linked below is to file a bug to freedesktop.org
frankly looks scarey in the amount of digging it seems to require. However,
in view of the answer below, I wonder if it's more appropriate anyway to file
a Fedora bug? And what does he mean by the 'kernel config file'?
yum install kernel-devel
---------- Forwarded Message ----------
Subject: RE: [Ilg] Installing xf86-video-intel-2.10
Date: Friday 16 April 2010, 02:30:56
From: "Jin, Gordon"<gordon.jin(a)intel.com>
AnneWilson wrote on Friday, April 16, 2010 1:21 AM:
> I have compiled the driver for use with Fedora 12, as my new i5
> laptop is currently only displaying with the vesa driver. I'm not
> very experienced in building, so asked advice at this point. As
> advised, in xorg.conf I created a section 'Files' then added
> ModulePath "/usr/local/lib/xorg/modules"
> ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
> and changed the driver to "intel". Booting to runlevel 1 I renamed
> xorg.conf and moved this new one into xorg.conf. Unfortunately, on
> rebooting I got a black screen with blinking cursor. It looks as
> though everything else was fine judging by the shutdown messages,
> just xorg nor starting.
> Looking at the log file (attached) I think I nearly had it right but
> there is some sort of problem with Screen - can you please advise me?
The log says:
(EE) intel(0): No kernel modesetting driver detected.
It indicates the kernel doesn't support the this new hardware. But I think
Fedora 12 kernel should have supported it. Please file a file according to
. Remember attach dmesg
output. Better attach kernel config file.
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