On 04/16/2010 06:07 AM, Anne Wilson wrote:
> My new laptop has the i915 video chipset, which doesn't work with the
> Fedora- 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
> and 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
In "/boot/config-220.127.116.11-99.fc12.x86_64" I see:
> ---------- 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>
> To: AnneWilson<anne(a)lydgate.org>,
> 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 http://intellinuxgraphics.org/how_to_report_bug.html
> Remember attach dmesg output. Better attach kernel config file.
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