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[Bug 729228] New: System boot fails after kernel upgrade, display goes black and OS never starts
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  • Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 13:46:52 +0000
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Summary: System boot fails after kernel upgrade, display goes
black and OS never starts
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.4
Version: Final
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: openSUSE 11.4
Status: NEW
Severity: Critical
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Kernel
AssignedTo: kernel-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: devmail@xxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_8)
AppleWebKit/534.51.22 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1.1 Safari/534.51.22

After upgrading to kernel-desktop-, the system no longer
boots normally.
My system has an AMD 790GX chipset, and I use the on-board graphics. It used to
work flawlessly before the kernel update.

Workaround: Use the "nomodeset" boot option.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Power on computer
2. Select the desktop kernel in GRUB (not Failsafe)

Actual Results:
For a short moment the splash screen, with the logo and progress bar, appears,
then the display goes black and nothing more happens. It is not possible to log
in remotely to the machine.

Doing a hard reset and rebooting using "nomodeset linux 1" shows that no log
files were written /var/log by the failed boot.

Expected Results:
Normal system boot, leading to the X login screen.

FGLRX not installed.

Motherboard: Asus M4A78-E, AMD 790GX chipset (HD 3300 graphics, ChipId =
0x9614), DVI output used, 1600x1200 resolution.

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