i see the intel i915 black screen issue is back

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Wed Jan 26 08:22:20 EST 2011

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 07:16:26AM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Jan 2011, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 09:34:48PM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > >
> > >   just built a new kernel for ubuntu 10.10 (2.6.38-rc2) and,
> > > depressingly, this kernel once again boots to a black screen given the
> > > intel i915 onboard video.  this is getting frustrating.
> >
> > Then let the i915 developers know about this, they just fixed a
> > number of issues relevant to this.
> >
> > Complaining on a random mailing list will not get this resolved, no
> > matter how much we wish it were so :)
>   point taken.  that was just some residual frustration left over from
> weeks of tolerating that problem, to see it *finally* (or so i
> thought) go away, then to suddenly come back right when i'm trying to
> put together a LUG talk on building a new kernel.  grrrrrr.
>   so the obvious question is, is anyone else seeing this problem back
> again?  i note one person who claims that things still seem to work.
> anyone else?  or could it really just be something weird i've done?

There have been a lot of changes recently to this driver, so regressions
are expected, expecially in the middle of the development cycle.

Please report them to the developers and work with them to resolve them,
that's the best way.

good luck,

greg k-h

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