Suse 11.2 milestone "7" boots in darkness

Hi, first seen this on 11.2 milestone 5, but i hoped it would be fixed in the next one… Boot menu shows normaly, from there on then either normall boot or failsafe goes on (i can hear sound from login screen), but cant see nothing, like notebook was off. Still, i can easy acces CTRL+ALT+F2 - terminal. This is as far as i can fill you in for now. Maybe you are solving this allready, if not i can give you some more info.

My notebook is FujitsuSiemens Amilo Xi2550 with ATI radeon 2700 (2600 chipset)

P.S. I had no similar problems from 11.0 till 11.2 milestone 5 on this maschine


This is a known bug and is on the list of “Most Annoying Bugs”.

There is a workaround for it though. As it says at the above link.

ATI-cards: X: display stays dark: move /etc/X11/xorg.conf.install to /etc/X11/xorg.conf; look here for further instructions.

Thank you for the tip, nex time i wil be more careful and first see to most annoying link :slight_smile:

it says:

The basic rescue action for this driver build or when having OpenSuSE 11.2, Milestone 7 installed is to use framebuffer mode instead of radeonhd by simply copying /etc/X11/xorg.conf.install to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

Still not a native speaker, can you tip me if this is for installable version or can i for example make this copy in rott within 11.1 installed and then boot live cd milestone 7?

Thank you in advance