5.3 to 5.4 upgrade - No Video Output

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5.3 to 5.4 upgrade - No Video Output

Post by Serge » 2009/10/25 00:50:47

This morning, I ran yum update and discovered it was an upgrade from 5.3 to 5.4. Nice, but.... The upgrade went well, no errors, did a reboot to reset everything and now no video output. Good thing I did full system disk backup prior to the upgrade. I am wondering if anyone else has this problem?

I will attempt to boot from a CD/DVD but just thought I would check here first.

Regards and thanks for your time.

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Re: 5.3 to 5.4 upgrade - No Video Output

Post by CiaW » 2009/10/25 04:26:55

No video output from where or how? I just watched a video from cbsnews
[url=http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/21/cbsnews_investigates/main5404829.shtml?tag=cbsnewsMainColumnArea]CBS News- CDC interview[/url]

Looked just fine to me... I upgraded to 5.4 a couple of nights ago.

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Re: 5.3 to 5.4 upgrade - No Video Output

Post by Serge » 2009/10/25 11:51:15

Funny. :-D

What I meant is the system is up and running but I have no video output to the monitor/console. ;-) I can connect to it from another box via a web browser and httpd is running.
Aside from having a video card that may have decided to retire early, I am just exploring the possibilities of its drivers not having being updated or being fouled up. That was the intent of my question. :-)

Thanks anyhow, I will keep looking and possibly test with an old video card.

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Re: 5.3 to 5.4 upgrade - No Video Output

Post by AlanBartlett » 2009/10/25 13:02:10

There are two pieces of information you haven't yet provided -- the Make/Model of the video card and the driver used with it. ;-)

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Re: 5.3 to 5.4 upgrade - No Video Output

Post by vitappl » 2009/10/25 15:07:32

I have the same problem. The last string seen on the display - "udev [OK]", then the display goes out. In single user mode kde starting correctly. I tried to install again with DVD. Display went out on the stage of launching graphical installer.
Returned on 5.3, works fine.
Integrated graphics controller Intel 915GL.

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Re: 5.3 to 5.4 upgrade - No Video Output

Post by ihatewindoze » 2009/10/25 20:54:16

I just completed the upgrade from 5.3 to 5.4 today (via yum update) and while it seemingly completed without any errors, upon boot up my monitor went into sleep mode and would not come back on. I have the same integrated Intel video card (i.e., 82915G.) To correct this, I had to boot up and do "upgrade" with a 5.4 install DVD. Seems to be working fine now. The only thing I lost was my fstab, but I had good backups of everything.

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Re: 5.3 to 5.4 upgrade - No Video Output

Post by lzlu123 » 2009/10/26 16:15:45

Same here.

I tried to use upgrade in DVD install but no luck. Don't know what to do next, please help.

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Re: 5.3 to 5.4 upgrade - No Video Output

Post by pschaff » 2009/10/27 00:25:34

May want to add comments to this bug report
http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=3936

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Re: 5.3 to 5.4 upgrade - No Video Output

Post by Serge » 2009/10/27 00:26:17

Here is some additional information about my system:

Dell DV051 motherboard
BIOS A04 (04/04/06)
Intel Pentium 4 @ 3GHz - 64-Bit technology EM64T
Chipset Intel Grantscale - G i915GV

Video adapter: Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Express chipset family; 3D accelerator GMA900

Note that warm reboot change nothing but cold reboot gets me to the udev - OK part then, the monitor also goes into sleep mode.

As for the video driver used, I never checked that, Centos took care of that part and it was working fine until this last upgrade.

Thank you.

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Re: 5.3 to 5.4 upgrade - No Video Output

Post by AlanBartlett » 2009/10/27 11:29:12

One thing you could try . . .

Re-boot the system and as soon as you see the [i]grub[/i] splash screen, interrupt the boot process by pressing any key. Now select the [i]kernel-2.6.18-128.7.1.el5[/i] and boot it.

Does the display now operate correctly with the older kernel? If yes, then it is a kernel problem and a bug report would be appropriate. If no, then the problem is elsewhere.

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