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Black screen of death /tp25

asked 2018-10-15 09:31:03 -0600

xaver gravatar image

hello, every 3, 4 days my fedora 28 does not start and ends with : death fedora 28

Could it be video drivers? I have let F28 installation to decide what drivers to install. I must say that the notice DRM: Pointer to TMDS table invalid is on every boot, but mostly boot continues and Fedora 28 is working.


Thank you very much for help.

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So it is basically just stuck at that indefinitely? Or does it continue to the point where you can switch to another TTY (ctrl+alt+f2.3.4.5...)?

If it is just stuck at that, try selecting older kernel in your grub menu while computer is booting up.

masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2018-10-15 09:36:19 -0600 )edit

It happened on older kernels too. I can not switch to another TTY, but I can press power of button. When I switch computer of, linux goes down in console mode. Next start was always o.k.

xaver gravatar imagexaver ( 2018-10-15 10:02:27 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-10-15 09:55:29 -0600

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to kernel parameters.

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if it is random, then changing the mode to low resolution, which is what that command does, will only buy some time. The OP needs to test the video card, and ram in the computer, could be a sign of something about to quit working.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-10-15 13:04:26 -0600 )edit

It fixes that problem. The fact that it's a laptop reinforces the hypothesis that it's marginal hardware.

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-10-16 10:32:21 -0600 )edit



thank you

xaver gravatar imagexaver ( 2018-10-19 08:43:43 -0600 )edit

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