I ordered a 2700l2dmxpc book-sized computer with a dual core atom processor and Intel GMA 3650 graphics.I intend this to be a lightweight webserver and home networking toy. I installed a minimal install from usb media with the f17 dvd image on it. The graphics display fine during install, upon reboot, it displays "Loading Initial Ramdisk" and the screen blacks out.
I tried installing the desktop version of f17, which installs fine and does not black out upon reboot. I'm not sure I want to go the route of installing the desktop version of f17 and just booting into run level 3, wouldn't there be extra processes going on behind the scenes wasting cpu power that i wouldn't want?
adding the nomodeset parameter to the grub2 kernel line makes no difference
running lsmod shows the gma500gfx module loaded for video when i boot into the desktop live media, however this module is also loaded after the minimal install (verified by ssh) to handle graphics but isn't doing it's job for some reason.
I figured out a workaround by booting the install with an option to enable sshd so after install i could ssh into the box. i actually had to ssh into the box at the reboot your computer screen of the install and configure sshd to start up.
i'm not sure where to look next. i do have the workaround but would prefer to not resort to ssh if i had some issue occur. any help is greatly appreciated! i have attached the output of dmesg and lsmod if they will be of help to anyone. thank you!