Thanks for the response. I did try to find similar problems posted (and did) but could not find any solutions (for instance http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=241859
). Perhaps I did not look with the right search parameters. I am looking closer at the documentation now, but have not found anything yet. I tried xdriver=vesa to no avail, for instance.
I did use yum for the kernel update. I had orginally tried installing the kernel directly from a DVD iso and it blanked out too. I also tried ubuntu 10.04 and FC 13 with the same results. I was able to get FC11 to install but just about everything did not work. So I tried an FC12 Live disk with an older kernel and it installed (with otherwise better success). Then I updated with yum and upon reboot the screen blanks before login. I also tried runlevel 3 and startx without success. I changed grub to boot off the older kernel and the laptop run well enough (still many other problems however). I imagine some of my other problems are coming from using an older kernel (and have very new hardware and perhaps not the most currect drivers). So my first priority is fix the x11/video issue with kernel 126.96.36.199 and VGA device "Intel 0046 (rev 02)".
If anyone can help, find a reference, etc. I would be very very appreciative.
Anyway here is the repo information you asked about
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repo id repo name status
adobe-linux-i386 Adobe Systems Incorporated 17
fedora Fedora 12 - i386 15,366
google-chrome google-chrome 5
rpmfusion-free RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Free 383
rpmfusion-free-updates RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Free - Updates 1,126
rpmfusion-nonfree RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Nonfree 124
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Nonfree - Updates 445
skype Skype Repository 1
updates Fedora 12 - i386 - Updates 6,451