i915 Module Problem
Am 09.07.2010 15:22, schrieb Xiaochen Gao:
> Dear All,
> Sorry for the spam.
> I am new to this list and I'm fairly new to Arch Linux. I encountered a
> problem when I tried to install and use Arch Linux 2010.05. It seems to
> be: if modules auto-load is set to yes or I manually set i915 to load in
> rc.conf, my computer will stop and chang to blank black screen. If I
> disable i915 the system will start without error, but only with low
> defination display.
> My computer is new lenovo Thinkpad X201, with i5-540 processor and
> integrated Intel HD Graphics. Here I'm wondering whether it is a i915
> error, or BIOS or any problem of my computer? And can I have an
> alternative method to start my Arch Linux system with normal defination
This is likely to be a BIOS problem. There are a few known laptop models
with that problem (some are fixed in 2.6.35 apparently, some not). In
general, the i5-based GPUs are supported and work quite well - the only
problems are broken BIOSes and some unsupported panels that should be
fixed in future Linux versions.
You can try a 2.6.35-rc4 kernel, if that doesn't help, try a BIOS
update. If that doesn't help, I don't know any further, maybe contact
the kernel.org bugzilla about it.