[Bug 561802] Re: [lucid] [i915] blank screen on Latitude E6410

RProgrammer root at rprogrammer.net
Sat Jul 17 07:30:53 UTC 2010

Another temporary workaround is simply to fall back to the VESA driver
which works with every video card, but disables acceleration.

i. If you cannot install Ubuntu, use the alternate install cd

ii.a. If you cannot boot into the installed Ubuntu system without
getting a blank screen, use the recovery mode (which is chosen in grub
after holding down the shift key during boot) but edit ('e') the kernel
parameters, adding i915.blacklist=true to the end.  Then boot (Ctrl-X)

ii.b. Another way to get it to boot is to use a live cd, like RescueCD
(http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page), mount the hard drive and edit
boot/grub/grub.cfg manually

1. Edit the file /etc/default/grub to read

2. Run update-grub

3. Create a file named /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf (which doesn't normally exist in Ubuntu) and write in it:
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
	Driver		"vesa"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
	Device		"Configured Video Device"

(this text is included in Ubuntu under the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe though it is not used)

[lucid] [i915] blank screen on Latitude E6410
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