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

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Sat Jan 15 05:37:46 EST 2011

On Sat, 15 Jan 2011, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> On Sat, 15 Jan 2011, Alexandre Courbot wrote:
> > >  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.
> >
> > Confirmed! I had the same problem on my two intel machines. At
> > first I thought it was a misconfiguration of mine (X started and
> > virtual consoles worked from then on, but I had no boot messages
> > after the initial kernel mode setting). Glad to see this fixed.
>   are you confirming that you had the same problem, or that you can
> see it's fixed?  the blackout clearly started early in the boot,
> when the kernel tried to switch to high-res mode to continue
> printing kernel messages.  suddenly, with a kernel based on a pull
> from the latest merge window, that switch works just fine and
> booting is good. but i still have no idea which commit resolved
> that.

  a quick perusal of the git log shows a number of recent i915-related
commits.  still not sure what fixed things so i'll be keeping at least
a couple earlier working kernels around.



Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA


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