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bmarley83 08-08-2013 10:57 PM

GMA 950 Black Screen
Hello, I have a compaq c500 laptop with Intel gma 950 integrated video. I just installed slackware 14 x86 on it and every boot i end up with a black screen after the regular text that you see during a boot process (i.e. kernel modules loading and file system mounting), even after modifing initab to load in runlevel one, I still get the black screen after boot. I googled this thoroughly, what the hell am i doing wrong? Does anyone have any insight?

ReaperX7 08-08-2013 11:50 PM

Add the option "nomodeset" to your kernel options at boot time.

Chances are the Intel driver is trying to load during the boot process using the kernel modesetting feature, which works for only a handful of video cards out there correctly, and it's not loading correctly. It's a long known issue.

bmarley83 08-09-2013 12:08 AM

Are you trying to tell me there's no way to get the GMA 950 integrated graphics working with Slackware?

bmarley83 08-09-2013 10:57 AM

I'm sorry ReaperX7 I read your post incorrectly ( I was a little tipsy and distracted at the time :) thank you for your answer.

bmarley83 08-09-2013 01:27 PM

So I did what you said reaper and this is what happens; the machine hangs on this error message - conflicting fb hw usage inteldrmfb vs vesa vga I googled it and didnt find anything helpful wtf! This is upsetting I dont want to go debian based I want slackware so i can be cool lol. I dont know what to do.

Pentti Poytakangas 08-09-2013 01:53 PM

I have same problem with Asus Pc and intel driver work....easy way I download work.
I hate many times then all computers.
Everythinworks in slacky,some time it takes ...;)

hope this help..

bmarley83 08-09-2013 02:48 PM

Okay I got it working by using vga=normal in my lilo.conf credit goes to . Then I couldnt get wifi to work and went here, now all is well :) for anyone with the same laptop i hope this helps.

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