anyone know of a resolution for the intel i915 "black screen" issue?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Fri Jan 14 17:19:28 EST 2011

On Fri, 14 Jan 2011, Greg Freemyer wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 11:15 AM, Robert P. J. Day
> <rpjday at> wrote:
> >
> >  i haven't been following closely enough -- has there been a solution
> > checked in for the (common) problem of recent git trees producing a
> > totally black screen shortly after boot with onboard intel i915
> > graphics?
> >
> >  i'd really like to start building kernels again for my ubuntu system
> > but everything lately still gives me a black screen.
> >
> > rday
> robert,
> I haven't seen any reports of that on the opensuse list and they are
> using 2.6.37 kernels for factory.
> They did have issues like that back in 2.6.34 timeframe (ie. when os
> 11.3 was released), so one had to disable the new KMS driver if you
> had an intel graphics adapter.
> So I'm not sure which kernel you're worried about.

  i was getting that with 2.6.37-rc7, i'm just about to try with the
current git pull to see if anything's changed.  i'll let you know.



Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA


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