On Mon, 2012-10-29 at 16:15 +0000, Steve T wrote:
I have been running my laptop on various versions of FC without a
problem and am currently on FC16 running Gnome 3 in full mode.
Recently the FC16 Kernel was updated from 3.4.11 to 3.6.2 and my
laptop (Dell Latitude D610 ) would no longer boot - although I could
go back to any 3.4 kernel and it booted ok and worked under Gnome 3.
There were no messages on the failed 3.6.x boot - the screen just went
blank. After a bit of delving it seemed that a similar problem had
been reported in relation to Plymouth and modesetting. Following that
track lead me to 'Bug 845745 - kernel version 3.5.0-2 hangs at boot
with modesetting: "conflicting fb hw usage radeondrmfb vs VESA VGA -
removing generic driver" ' on Fedora Bugzilla.
I did try the 'nomodeset', and that does allow a boot under 3.6.2, but
then Gnome 3 goes into fallback mode.
Does anyone know if this will be fixed under FC16, or is this a
generic Kernel fix that will appear across all releases that use that
Does anyone know how to get around this issue? Presumably the monitor
must have been recognised by the 3.4 kernels - does anyone know how I
can get the monitor to be recognised by the 3.6 kernels?