Lubuntu 12.04 installation problem on Acer Aspire

Karl Anliot kanliot at
Sun Sep 23 15:31:06 UTC 2012

use those instructions with

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash console=tty1
acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=Linux acer_wmi.blacklist=yes


On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 6:39 AM, Chris Green <cl at> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 10:49:37AM +0100, Chris Green wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 02:35:57PM -0400, Karl Anliot wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > you should try that page first, i might have given you bad info.
>> >
>> It doesn't seem to say anything particularly relevant.  I'm still going
>> with the alternate install, should be finished soon.
> Hmm, not a great success.  The installation completed without any
> problems but the computer doesn't boot successfully now.
> On powering up I get the usual BIOS sequence, then lots of disk
> activity, then nothing - completely blank screen.
> ... ah, I do have console login available though (via ALT/Fx), so the
> basic OS has installed, it's just that X isn't working.
> Do I need to install X as an addition to the base system? ..., no,
> lubuntu-core is already installed.
> There doesn't seem to be any .xsession-errors file and running startx
> claims that there's a X server already running.
> Wierdly, if I hit CTRL/ALT/F7 I get an X login (off centre) which
> appears to work but gives me an off centre X display.  That's off centre
> the the extent that only half of it appears on the top half of my
> screen, the bottom half of the screen is blank (or actually the left
> over console login).
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