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Old 11-14-2006, 07:05 AM   #1
jay73
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Angry FC6 x86_64: blank screen on reboot with ATI 1600


When I reboot after installing, I get to select Fedora from Grub and then my screen (Acer AL1951 LCD) abruptly goes black.

A bit disappointing after all the trouble I had to get the install going in the first place: both the graphical and the text installer produced a weird bunch of Russian characters and that was that. Someone suggested using AHCI but that did not help (it only made XP inoperable - had to reinstall twice). Then someone else suggested booting with "nodmraid". As simple as that but it worked.

And now the black screen. Well, almost black, it keeps displaying an "input not supported" message. I have seen this before; I had a similar message when I set my screen resolution too high when I was installing Debian - only it did not prevent me from still getting the usual screen. Now it does and it would appear that FC6 has set the resolution way way way too high. Support for ATI 1600 is only recent but still far from perfect apparently. Btw, my lcd has max. resolution 1280x1024 while ATI has max. 2560x2048. Could that be it?

So what can I do? I tried Linux rescue but for some reason was unable to locate x11 or xorg.conf under /etc...I had also deleted both FC5 and Debian before moving to FC6 so I have nothing to mount my /etc...

Btw, I have noticed that this issue is affecting many Ubuntu users as well. I am kind of surprised I have not seen more Fedora users with similar complaints. Do Ubuntu and Fedora adepts use completely different hardware?
 
Old 11-14-2006, 09:24 AM   #2
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Boot into runlevel 3 and fix the video configuration;

When the Grub menu screen is displayed press any key
Select the Linux boot choice and press the 'e' key
Select the kernel line and press the 'e' key again
Replace the rhgb with the number three (3)
When done press the 'Enter' key followed by the 'b' key

When booting is complete log on as root and supply the password when asked.
Type the following commands, the first one is a bit long and a working Internet connection is required;

Code:
rpm -Uvh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/fedora/linux/6/freshrpms-release/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm
yum -y install ati-x11-drv-8.29.6-3.fc6.x86_64

This will take a bit of time as the ati-x11-drv rpm package is about 10.3 Mbytes in size. This will install the proprietary ATI hardware accelerated OpenGL display driver and any required package dependencies. You should now be able to configure the graphic interface by typing something like; aticonfig

Additional help can be found here; http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/l...64-firegl.html


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Last edited by Lenard; 11-14-2006 at 09:47 AM.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 09:14 PM   #3
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Thanks for your excellent suggestion but...

As luck will have it, I have not got a working internet connection. The ASUS P5B motherboard has the Realtek 8111/8168, which was not supported under Core 5 and which still is not under Core 6.

I got it working in Core 5 by dowloading and installing the driver from Realtek but that is clearly not an option this time until I get the system to boot properly. Unless...

Would it be possible to download the rpm to another partition and proceed from there? Or by reinstalling FC5 or any other distribution that does work?

I will give it a try & report back.

I'd still be glad to have any suggestions, though, because this is largely inexplored territory for me.
 
Old 11-15-2006, 05:08 AM   #4
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Yes you can download the rpm and install it; rpm -Uvh ati-x11-drv*.rpm
Make sure you have the dkms (required by the ati rpm) and the kernel-devel rpms (required by the dkms rpm) installed before attempting;

rpm -qa dkms kernel-devel

The dkms rpm is in Fedora Core 6 Extras, so you will need to download it. Just place all three packages in a common location and as root do something like;

rpm -uvh ati-x11-drv*.rpm dkms*.rpm kernel-devel*.rpm

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Old 12-15-2006, 05:55 PM   #5
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Unhappy Input not Supported after first reboot while installing FC 6

I have the same problem when I installed FC6. However, my Video chip is Integred VIA UniChrome Graphics and I can not find the appropriate driver on the cyberspace.

Sidney
 
Old 12-16-2006, 06:01 AM   #6
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Really, kinda of strange, which chipset???? lspci -v

Since it seems that there is a via graphics driver available for FC6, for example;

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...2.1-7.i386.rpm
 
Old 01-05-2007, 07:27 PM   #7
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When I installed the via graphics driver, the system told me it was installed there. So I checked it with 'rpm -qai' command and it was there.

So next I tried to download FC Live CD, and test if it works in this new PC. But it failed and message displayed 'input not supported' in the screen.

I tried to VIA/S3G UniChrome Graphics Driver from the bundled CD, which comes with ASUS motherboard P5VDC-MX. But the error message was '/usr/X11R6/lib/ not found ...'

There's no problem when installing the FC6 in the first stage (copying files, set local time zone, configuring DHCP, etc.) But a message 'input not supported' was displayed in the screen when the system tried to reboot to configure the X windows (I guess because I am not familiar with X).

I'd like to experience the FC6 with x86_64 features, and hope someone can help me to get it works on my new PC.

Thanks in advance.

Sidney

lspci log
---------

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge

Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 8

Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]

Capabilities: [80] AGP version 3.5

Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2



00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge

Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0



00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge

Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0



00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. PT890 Host Bridge

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0



00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge

Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0



00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0



00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])

Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0

Memory behind bridge: fca00000-feafffff

Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d7f00000-dfefffff

Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 2



00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 AHCI/SATA 4-Port Controller (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])

Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 AHCI/SATA 4-Port Controller

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18

I/O ports at ec00 [size=8]

I/O ports at e880 [size=4]

I/O ports at e800 [size=8]

I/O ports at e480 [size=4]

I/O ports at e400 [size=16]

Memory at febffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]

Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

Capabilities: [e0] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit- Queue=0/0 Enable-



00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 07) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])

Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32

I/O ports at fc00 [size=16]

Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2



00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 90) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])

Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16

I/O ports at e080 [size=32]

Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2



00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 90) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])

Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17

I/O ports at e000 [size=32]

Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2



00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 90) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])

Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18

I/O ports at dc00 [size=32]

Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2



00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 90) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])

Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19

I/O ports at d880 [size=32]

Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2



00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 90) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])

Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17

Memory at febff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]

Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

Capabilities: [88] Debug port



00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCI to ISA Bridge

Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCI to ISA Bridge

Flags: medium devsel

Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2



00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 70)

Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 81b9

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17

I/O ports at d400 [size=256]

Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2



00:11.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 Ultra VLINK Controller

Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 Ultra VLINK Controller

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 128

Capabilities: [58] HyperTransport: Interrupt Discovery and Configuration



00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 7c)

Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 80a7

Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19

I/O ports at d000 [size=256]

Memory at febff400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]

Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2



00:13.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 Host Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])

Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0



00:13.1 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCI to PCI Bridge (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])

Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

Bus: primary=00, secondary=05, subordinate=05, sec-latency=0



01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. UniChrome Pro IGP (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [VGA])

Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 3344

Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11

Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]

Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]

Expansion ROM at feaf0000 [disabled] [size=64K]

Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2

Capabilities: [70] AGP version 3.0



02:00.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCIE Root Port (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])

Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0

Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot-) IRQ 0

Capabilities: [68] Power Management version 2

Capabilities: [70] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-



02:00.1 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 PCIE Root Port (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])

Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

Bus: primary=02, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=0

Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot-) IRQ 0

Capabilities: [68] Power Management version 2

Capabilities: [70] Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-



cpuinfo log
-----------
processor : 0

vendor_id : GenuineIntel

cpu family : 15

model : 6

model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz

stepping : 4

cpu MHz : 3400.344

cache size : 2048 KB

physical id : 0

siblings : 1

core id : 0

cpu cores : 1

fpu : yes

fpu_exception : yes

cpuid level : 6

wp : yes

flags : fpu tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl est cid cx16 xtpr lahf_lm

bogomips : 8504.49

clflush size : 64

cache_alignment : 128

address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual

power management:



processor : 1

vendor_id : GenuineIntel

cpu family : 15

model : 6

model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz

stepping : 4

cpu MHz : 3400.344

cache size : 2048 KB

physical id : 1

siblings : 1

core id : 0

cpu cores : 1

fpu : yes

fpu_exception : yes

cpuid level : 6

wp : yes

flags : fpu tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall lm constant_tsc pni monitor ds_cpl est cid cx16 xtpr lahf_lm

bogomips : 8504.49

clflush size : 64

cache_alignment : 128

address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual

power management:
 
Old 01-19-2007, 06:32 PM   #8
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I solved the problem myself as follows:
1. follows Lenard's instruction to boot FC6 to text mode
2. login in as root
3. just use system-config-display command to set up the monitor resolution, that's it!

Sid
 
  


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