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Old 27th November 2010, 01:29 PM
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Re: thinkpad t400, intel graphic driver cannot work in F14

So it seems we're stumped here.

To summarize:

You have a Lenovo T400 with P8600 2.4 Gz Processor, 1440x900 display, GMA 4500 MHD Intel GPU.
Windows 7 preinstalled
Fresh install of Fedora14 that did not boot into the graphical environment during the first reboot after install.
You were able to edit grub to load the vesa driver to get into a graphical environment.
You used the display config GUI to create a custom xorg.conf

More Questions:

How do you access the Fedora disk to retrieve the log data after X crashes? Do you boot from the install disc and mount the sysimage?

Have you looked through the link I sent you to the thinkwiki where there were a number of posts describing various issues with IBM / Lenovo hardware?

Suggestions:

Get a liveCD image and boot from that. Then visit the log files to see what is happening.

Boot into Win7 and check the event log for any warnings or red flags.

Comment:

I see the the Laptops running Fedora thread a T400 and T500 listed, both did not indicate any graphics problems. It may be that you have a memory problem that shows up in Fedora because of the way linux maps memory that doesn't show up in windows. You might want to run memtest. It looks like it is a problem specific to your machine since I have not found another post on this forum that describes the same symptoms for this Intel GPU.
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Old 27th November 2010, 02:37 PM
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Re: thinkpad t400, intel graphic driver cannot work in F14

Dear Jbkt23,
Actually I installed F14 fresh and it display well at 1440*900 under vesa driver without LCD monitor recognized and backlight functioning before I make any modification.
What I want is to use intel native driver rather vesa one to make backlight and projector work.
Today I make a F14 liveusb and found that liveusb boot just work well with intel driver, all things go OK, backlight, LCD desolution change, projector, etc.
I wonder if my issue is caused by the option I choosed to install my HD F14 - "install with basic video driver" , which makes my frame buffer module abnormal. After I init the system in Level 3, I see no /dev/fb0 file. (see no such file "/dev/fb0" error in xorg.0.log)

I tried to copy kernel files from liveusb /boot dir to my HD F14 /boot, downgrade my grub entry to older kernel version (the same as liveusb ones) , but I doesnot work either.

So the question is, what does "install with basic video driver" option do to kernel and module libraries? Can I change the kernel configs without recompile or reinstall?

BTW, I look up my failed xorg logs through reboot with init 1, but not liveCD.

Thanks!
Jay
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Old 27th November 2010, 03:02 PM
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Re: thinkpad t400, intel graphic driver cannot work in F14

Here, Diff this list with what you have installed. If rpmpkg does not exist you can create it by:

/bin/rpm -qa --qf '%{name}-%{version}-%{release}.%{arch}\n' 2>&1 \
| /bin/sort > /var/log/rpmpkg

Not all of these packages are necessary but they won't hurt.

[root@t400jbk ~]# less /var/log/rpmpkgs | grep xorg
xorg-x11-apps-7.4-14.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drivers-7.4-1.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-acecad-1.4.0-4.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-aiptek-1.3.0-4.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-apm-1.2.3-1.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-ast-0.89.9-1.fc12.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.13.1-0.3.20100705git37b348059.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-cirrus-1.3.2-3.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-dummy-0.3.4-1.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-elographics-1.2.4-2.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-evdev-2.5.0-1.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-fbdev-0.4.1-4.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-fpit-1.3.0-11.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-glint-1.2.4-3.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-hyperpen-1.3.0-5.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-i128-1.3.3-3.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-i740-1.3.2-3.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.12.0-6.fc14.1.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-keyboard-1.4.0-5.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-mach64-6.8.2-3.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-mga-1.4.11-3.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-mouse-1.5.0-5.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-mutouch-1.2.1-7.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-0.0.16-11.20100826git065576d.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-nv-2.1.15-6.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-openchrome-0.2.904-8.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-penmount-1.4.1-1.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.20.f14b-7.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-r128-6.8.1-4.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-rendition-4.2.4-1.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-s3virge-1.10.4-3.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-savage-2.3.1-3.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-siliconmotion-1.7.3-4.20100122.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-sis-0.10.3-1.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-sisusb-0.9.4-1.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-1.3.0-1.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-tdfx-1.4.3-3.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-trident-1.3.4-1.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-v4l-0.2.0-5.fc14.1.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-vesa-2.3.0-1.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-vmmouse-12.6.9-5.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-vmware-11.0.1-1.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-void-1.3.0-6.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-voodoo-1.2.4-1.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-drv-wacom-0.10.8-2.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-font-utils-7.4-2.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-fonts-misc-7.2-11.fc14.noarch
xorg-x11-server-Xephyr-1.9.1-3.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.9.1-3.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-server-common-1.9.1-3.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-server-utils-7.4-19.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-utils-7.4-10.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-xauth-1.0.2-7.fc12.x86_64
xorg-x11-xinit-1.0.9-18.fc14.x86_64
xorg-x11-xkb-utils-7.4-9.fc14.x86_64
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Old 28th November 2010, 10:42 AM
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Re: thinkpad t400, intel graphic driver cannot work in F14

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Dear Jbkt23,
Actually I installed F14 fresh and it display well at 1440*900 under vesa driver without LCD monitor recognized and backlight functioning before I make any modification.
What I want is to use intel native driver rather vesa one to make backlight and projector work.
Today I make a F14 liveusb and found that liveusb boot just work well with intel driver, all things go OK, backlight, LCD desolution change, projector, etc.
I wonder if my issue is caused by the option I choosed to install my HD F14 - "install with basic video driver" , which makes my frame buffer module abnormal. After I init the system in Level 3, I see no /dev/fb0 file. (see no such file "/dev/fb0" error in xorg.0.log)

I tried to copy kernel files from liveusb /boot dir to my HD F14 /boot, downgrade my grub entry to older kernel version (the same as liveusb ones) , but I doesnot work either.

So the question is, what does "install with basic video driver" option do to kernel and module libraries? Can I change the kernel configs without recompile or reinstall?

BTW, I look up my failed xorg logs through reboot with init 1, but not liveCD.

Thanks!
Jay
Installing with basic video driver means to use the VESA driver, which is not what you want. But all it should do is put an entry in grub.conf to disable modeset and create an xorg.conf file which forces the vesa driver.
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Old 28th November 2010, 11:10 AM
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Re: thinkpad t400, intel graphic driver cannot work in F14

Hi all friends,
Thanks for your help these days. I finally make my intel driver work on this box by reinstall F14 with a liveusb (without reformat, just reusing previous partition tables).
Seems that all evil comes from the option "install with basic video driver" I chose from begining. And maybe what I learned is, "If vesa driver chose from install phase, it is not smoothy to swith to native driver afterwards."

Cheers!
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Old 28th November 2010, 11:05 PM
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Re: thinkpad t400, intel graphic driver cannot work in F14

Glad to be of help. You are the only one who can mark this solved and it will be helpful to others if you do so. It is one of the buttons at the top of the post that is only visible to you since you are the O P.

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