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    Hello!

    When trying to install openSUSE 13.1 on my new Lenovo Laptop the menu loads only in a small top left part of the screen and then I get a blank screen.

    Hardware Details:
    - UEFI
    - Intel® Core™ i3-3110M 2.4 GHz
    - Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4000

    It seems to be a problem with FrameBuffer. Is there any way to disable it or change my video mode? I have searched the Forums and tried to add the nomodeset option but it doesn't seem to work when booting on EFI.

    Screenshot of the boot menu below:



    Edit: My mistake. Adding nomodeset after loader/linux worked and booted into the installation. Is there any way for me to help to fix this bug, like filling a report or helping one that already exists by inputing my hwinfo?

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    On 2014-05-09, icmp request <icmp_request@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > *Edit: My mistake. Adding -nomodeset- after loader/linux worked and
    > booted into the installation. Is there any way for me to help to fix
    > this bug, like filling a report or helping one that already exists by
    > inputing my hwinfo?*


    Glad you found a fix. The bug reporter for openSUSE is Novell's Bugzilla: http://bugzilla.novell.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymail View Post
    On 2014-05-09, icmp request <icmp_request@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > *Edit: My mistake. Adding -nomodeset- after loader/linux worked and
    > booted into the installation. Is there any way for me to help to fix
    > this bug, like filling a report or helping one that already exists by
    > inputing my hwinfo?*


    Glad you found a fix. The bug reporter for openSUSE is Novell's Bugzilla: http://bugzilla.novell.com
    Thanks. I've managed to install openSUSE successfully but when I sleep/hibernate my Laptop it comes back with a blank/black screen. Nothing works like changing to Ctrl + Alt + Fx, though it's easy to notice that my System didn't freeze or anything.

    It's a video issue maybe related with the FrameBuffer one.

    I've searched the Forums and found similar issues but with nVidia Graphics Cards. Does anyone have any hints for someone who has an Intel HD Graphics one? It would really be nice to sleep/hibernate/wake/etc. as it saves some power for my Laptop.

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    Default Re: Installation Blank Screen

    Quote Originally Posted by icmp_request View Post
    ...when I sleep/hibernate my Laptop it comes back with a blank/black screen. Nothing works like changing to Ctrl + Alt + Fx, though it's easy to notice that my System didn't freeze or anything.
    I had the same issue with my Lenovo laptop w/ Intel 4000 video & running 13.1. The issue was resolved for me when I upgraded to a newer kernel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caprus View Post
    I had the same issue with my Lenovo laptop w/ Intel 4000 video & running 13.1. The issue was resolved for me when I upgraded to a newer kernel.
    Funny that both issues (Blank Screen on Framebuffer and on returning from Sleep) were indeed fixed when I've updated my System. But it seems to have not been the kernel update itself. I have booted to the older original kernel (3.11.6-4) just out of curiosity and they were fixed too. Maybe some video drivers that may be external to the kernel and its modules were upgraded.

    As for now I've mainly had experience with nVidia only (nouveau/proprietary) I don't know how Linux/openSUSE handles Intel video drivers and how it was fixed even booting to the older kernel.

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    Default Re: Installation Blank Screen

    There was a problem with Intel driver as shipped for some chips but there is a patch . It could be that the patch fixed it or maybe the kernel. Or both.

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    After facing another problem referred on this thread: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...k-lenovo-g400s

    I've realized that FrameBuffer didn't stop working, but just set my Screen Brightness to "0". There is more than 1 solution to fix then:
    - Adding nomodeset to boot options (original solution);
    - Manually increasing my Laptop brightness through the Keyboard;
    - Adding acpi_osi=Linux to boot options.


    Just wished to share it for further references.

    Regards.

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