Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 02-27-2006, 10:55 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Iowa
Distribution: Fedora Core 3 X86_64
Posts: 111

Rep: Reputation: 15
Suse 10 on lappy no video and ACPI issues

ok fellas i can't figure this out,

Suse see's all my hardware properly, every piece of it, BUT only if i disable APIC wtf ? why

i have a Gateway 680XL laptop.

2.13 Dothan
1gig DDR2 533
60gig HD
ATI X700 Mibile Video, PCI-E 128meg Ddedicated Ram
Wireless and wired lan

ok installtion ONLY works if i disable ACPI otherwise it dont see the dvdrom,,, wth.,,,,, its boots form the dvd fine but once it tries to start the hardware detection it cant find the dvd ????

ok so i turn ACPI off and then it boots up and starts the installation fine.

i get all the way thru it everything is running fine, and i get to the hardware config after thats all done.
ok... so i set the video to every possible resolution including VESA, and also using the hardware drivers that it detects...

and everytime the system boots or i use the Test option the screen goes black and there is no video signal.... why is this...
after 30 sec. of course the test exists and i have video back...

but even if i dont mess with the video settings and use the defualt video setting that is chosen during the install when the system boots up and gets to what should be the desktop or login.. i have no video...... i chose to tell it to auto log me in during the install and when it boots i can hear the start up music but i have no video...

whats going on here fellas,,, is it not working becuase i have ACPI off ??

if i use ACPI=on then the system boots up and gets a little ways into it and cant even see the hard drive that its installed on.. i mean wtf.. how can it boot when it thinks it cant find the hard drive ??

what am i doing wrong and what do i need to do.. i've tried all i know...
Old 02-28-2006, 01:52 PM   #2
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Iowa
Distribution: Fedora Core 3 X86_64
Posts: 111

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
i just tested with the live cd again using acpi=off and it still shows no video..

come on fellas i cant be the only one out there.

there are no console errors as the system boots up... i reinstalled it and enabled VNC then went into my desktop pc and tried VNC'ing into it and it tells me there is not connection on that IP.. meaning vnc isnt running..

is there anything i can run in init 3 or anything i can edit or do to force it into vesa mode, i mean obviously vesa is how the system boots up and loads,, so why no video. even after it see's all of my video and monitor hardware correctly..

i have mandriva installed ok, fedora core 4 installed.. they all install ok even though the video modes are a bit touch but atleast they install and run fine.

i need some thoughts and suggestions here fellas.

why no video... and do i have to turn off ACPI ? and is that the root casue of the no video?(having acpi off)
Old 02-28-2006, 02:00 PM   #3
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo 64
Posts: 383

Rep: Reputation: 30
Actually no, it uses VESA during boot, it uses it as framebuffer driver. SO, I get the idea that it is an x problem. I'm guessing Fed etc. are all ok? if so you could boot up knopix or something and copy the xorg.conf file across to the hard drive (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and see if that is any good.

Apart from that i'm not sure on the ASPI front... sorry!
Old 03-01-2006, 04:32 PM   #4
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Iowa
Distribution: Fedora Core 3 X86_64
Posts: 111

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
JJ thanks for the info ill try that and see what happens.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
login/out screen issues after video setting change in suse 9.3 pro pcandpc Linux - Newbie 2 11-27-2007 06:23 AM
'acpi' issues. Devyn Linux - Software 8 01-05-2006 08:52 PM
ACPI, Gkrellm, Beagle issues in SuSE 10.0 GM p_kelchen SUSE / openSUSE 1 10-21-2005 06:53 AM
Suse 9.2 Sound & Video Issues Xailian Linux - Hardware 2 04-30-2005 01:22 AM
ACPI and sound issues w/ SuSE 9.1 and Dell 300m laptop kakigori4me Linux - Newbie 1 08-18-2004 01:43 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:56 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration