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Old 19th August 2011, 02:46 AM
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Bad Xorg drivers and blank screen on Pavilion g6

Just install F15 on a new HP Pavilion g6, and I'm having X troubles. I installed a minimal system from the DVD and added the X Window System and KDE Software Compilation groups with yum, so I may have missed some key piece of configuration in Anaconda. All packages are up to date, and I haven't pulled anything from -testing or third party repositories.

Out of the "box," X Windows only works with the Vesa driver. If I change vesa to intel in xorg.conf, X fails to start and complains no screens found. The Vesa driver seems to work, but it's limited to 1024x768, horizontally stretched to 1366. (There was a missing identifier in xorg.conf, too. Is there anything like the old xf86config to build a new xorg.conf?)

Based on past experience, I removed nomodeset from grub.conf. After doing so, I can't boot at all. Or rather, it seems I can boot, but the backlight doesn't come on so I can't see anything. It might be related to this issue in Arch Linux; I haven't tried the suggested workaround, but it doesn't do anything now, so I don't know that it would work when booting.

Anyone know how I can get X working with the Intel drivers?

Edit:

Yes, I know. Do just what they did on Arch Linux. Go into grub.conf, delete nomodeset, and add acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor. Then go fiddle with xorg.conf and replace vesa with intel, if you have not already. The actual backlight controls don't work, but at least the light comes on.

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Old 15th September 2011, 10:14 PM
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Re: Bad Xorg drivers and blank screen on Pavilion g6

Dude!!! Thank you so much! I have been fighting for 2 days straight to get my laptop with switching graphics working with Gnome3 and acceleration. Your post did the trick. If anyone else is looking, I have a HP Touchsmart tm2t with i915 and ATI HD 5400 Mobility. I installed Fedora 15 Gnome 64-bit version. Ran full updates, installed nano, and did like Owl said. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change "vesa" to "intel". Edit /etc/grub.conf, remove "nomodeset", add "acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor" to the same line. Reboot and I have full Gnome3 capabilities.
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Old 17th September 2011, 09:53 PM
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Re: Bad Xorg drivers and blank screen on Pavilion g6

Do your brightness controls work? Mine don't.
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Old 14th October 2011, 03:01 PM
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Re: Bad Xorg drivers and blank screen on Pavilion g6

I ended up having to remove Fedora for a while due to needing the disk space for a school project. I will most likely put Fedora back on in a week or so. Put the new Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot on there just to remind myself why I like Fedora better. It works with the same entries in the boot string. And yes, the brightness controls work under Ubuntu, but it seemed to lock up the mouse when I used them. This might get fixed in a few days or so since the release is not even 24 hours old yet as of this post.
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