[SOLVED] Packard Bell EasyNote TK37 (and maybe others): avoid black screen after booting
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I assume that other laptops including the same device could be in concern, as long as the device id is the same (02a42), so if you have the same symptoms and the same device id you could try the good workaround.
Happens with my desktop as well with Slackware-14.0-x86-64. I just wait until it has finished booting then type root return passwd return startx return now that I can see what I'm doing I install nvidia drivers and get away from the problem. Not elegant but it works.
Not sure if it is caused by the built in or the card.
00:02.0 Display controller : Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller [8086:0152] (rev 09)
Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device [1849:0152]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
Memory at f7400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at f000 [size=64]
Capabilities:  MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [a4] PCI Advanced Features
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : nVidia Corporation Device [10de:11c6] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device [3842:3653]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 48
Memory at f6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at e000 [size=128]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at f7000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 3
Capabilities:  MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities:  Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
Capabilities:  Virtual Channel
Capabilities:  Power Budgeting <?>
Capabilities:  Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
Capabilities:  #19
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Eventually Daniel Vetter decided to quirk all PackardBell/Acer laptops including a GM45.
But it's committed in linux-next and merge window for 3.12 is closed, so that will be for kernel 3.13 and we probably won't get it backported in a 3.10 kernel, at least before Slackware 14.1 is released. Pat could cherry-pick the commit from linux-next, but he usually ships unmodified kernels, so this thread will just serve as a reminder for people with the same hardware, I assume.
Last edited by Didier Spaier; 10-14-2013 at 05:00 AM.