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

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Sat Jan 15 07:46:48 EST 2011

On Sat, 15 Jan 2011, Philip Downer wrote:

> On 15/01/11 10:37, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >    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.
> There was a recent mention of what I think is the issue on LWN, I
> tried to find out what the 'blank screen' issue was when mentioned
> as I have several boxes with intel graphics that haven't had issues,
> but couldn't find any more info, anyway excerpt and link below...
> "While we were on our holiday break, 2.6.37-rc8 was released on
> December 28. "The -rc8 release shouldn't be all that exciting. The
> most noticeable is probably the fact that hopefully the 'blank
> screen' problem with intel graphics is fixed. But on the whole, it's
> all just a collection of random fixes all over." See the full
> changelog for all the details." -lwn [1]
> Phil
> [1]

  i remember reading that, but i *tried* a kernel based on -rc8 and it
still had the same issue.  at this point, i'm going to count my
blessings and just hope it's been resolved once and for all.



Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA


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