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

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Fri Jan 14 20:18:06 EST 2011

On Fri, 14 Jan 2011, Greg Freemyer wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 6:08 PM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at> wrote:
> > On Fri, 14 Jan 2011, Greg Freemyer wrote:
> >
> >> Add "i915.modeset=0" to your boot command line.  At least in 2.6.34
> >> timeframe it used an alternate driver.
> >
> >  do you know *which* alternate driver, so i make sure i compile it
> > in?
> UMS, but I was using pre-compiled kernels, so I don't know what the
> config option was.

  victory is mine!  just built a new kernel from latest git pull,
changed nothing, installed, booted and it works.  no idea what's
changed or what fixed it.



Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA


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