recurring problem, booting git-built to black screen with intel GPU

Shreyansh Jain shrey.linux at
Mon Dec 27 22:50:49 EST 2010

Hi Robert,

On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 6:47 PM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at> wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Dec 2010, Shreyansh Jain wrote:
>> What parameters are being passed to the new kernel via Grub? I had
>> the same issue (don't remember, but I think it was with one of the
>> rc build of 2.6.34) and it could drill it down to a 'vga' parameter
>> on the Grub command line. I removed everything (including any
>> standard 'quiet' parameter which Ubuntu distro kernel has) and
>> managed to boot with some vga value I can't recall (will search and
>> post in case I can find it).
> menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.37-rc7+' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
>        recordfail
>        insmod part_msdos
>        insmod ext2
>        set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
>        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9f59ebbf-6aab-4581-8234-81a092728571
>        linux   /vmlinuz-2.6.37-rc7+ root=/dev/mapper/lynx-root ro   quiet splash
>        initrd  /initrd.img-2.6.37-rc7+
> }
>  the grub entry for the working 2.6.37-rc5+ kernel is identical other
> than the kernel version references, of course.

Can you please boot this kernel once again by modifying the command
line at GRUB prompt and removing 'quiet', 'splash' keywords? I don't
have a reason as to why this may work, just that in my case I removed
them and I could see the bootup including the error dump (oops), if
there was any.

> rday
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