Alberto Ferrante wrote:
At the moment I have a similar problem (probably exactly the same) my my new Dell Latitude 6410 with Fedora 13 64 bit. It looks like a hardware
Hmm. It would be good to investigate this, but it seems that recent Linux install releases (ie. Fedora 13 and OpenSUSE 11.3) fail to boot on my (very un-special, Intel G33 chipset) test system. They both have the same symptom - after (presumably) starting X11, the screen goes blank (no signal to the display), even in VESA mode. In SUSE text mode I was presented with just "linux login:" on all six consoles, no installation application. Some hours of fiddling and googling hint that I need to use the "nomodeset" option. Sigh. Running through the SUSE installation I'm faced with more problems. Even though I tell it not to modify my partitions, and the partition editor shows them all untouched, the installation summary threatens to blow various partitions away, and nothing I do seems to change it. In addition, there seems no way of actually telling the installer which partition to install on, or which to use for swap! So that's as far as I get with SUSE. Using the magic "nomodeset" (or even "xdriver=vesa") on Fedora, I still fail to get to an installation screen - it just sits there with a white bar along the bottom of the screen and "Fedora 13". The doco says that the text mode has limited options for dealing with partitions, so there's no point going there. Without being able to install either of these, it's pretty hard to help. I tested the Spyder2 on openSUSE 10.3 with Argyll V1.2.2, and it seems to work fine, so either the problem is in the newer Linux USB stack, or peculiar to particular hardware (the Spyder2 is known to dislike hubs). [Boy, things seem to have gone a long way backwards with recent Linux releases - previous versions worked without such a series of issues in merely installing it! After wasting a few hours fiddling with this and googling for any hints without success, I'm giving up and going back to writing some color code.] Graeme Gill.