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

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Fri Jan 14 17:50:34 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.

  here's a report of mine from back in december:

so this has been going on far more recently than 2.6.34.  what did
disabling the KMS driver involve?  i can try that as a workaround.



Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA


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