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
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'?
---------- 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>, "ilg(a)linux.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
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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