Fwd: [Bug 1389904] Re: With the recent update to xserver-xorg-video-intel, system boots to a black screen

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Thu Nov 6 01:41:55 UTC 2014

Lubuntu Users:

Beware of the latest system updates for 14.04.01.

In it was an update for the xserver-xorg-video-intel package.

Seeing that, I thought I should check out my Compac DeskPro (933 
megahertz) machine with (as I recall) an i915 (old Intel) graphics card, 
to see if they had fixed the 'ragged graphics' a.k.a. 'tearing'.

As it turned out, they had indeed 'fixed' it, rendering the lubuntu 
partition un-bootable (even when earlier kernels are selected).

It appears to boot normally, but at the point the login screen should 
appear, a blank black screen remains (for who knows how long - it stayed 
that way until I finally hit the power button, upon which it initiated 

If you have a Lubuntu 14.04 system with the old Intel graphics, applying 
system updates may destroy your system.

- Aere

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 	[Bug 1389904] Re: With the recent update to 
xserver-xorg-video-intel, system boots to a black screen
Date: 	Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:57:50 -0000
From: 	Aere Greenway <1389904 at bugs.launchpad.net>
Reply-To: 	Bug 1389904 <1389904 at bugs.launchpad.net>
To: 	Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com

An lspci command on this machine yields the following information:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82815 815 Chipset Host Bridge and Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82815 Chipset Graphics Controller (CGC) (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.4 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 02)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet Controller (rev 01)
02:09.0 USB controller: NEC Corporation OHCI USB Controller (rev 43)
02:09.1 USB controller: NEC Corporation OHCI USB Controller (rev 43)
02:09.2 USB controller: NEC Corporation uPD72010x USB 2.0 Controller (rev 04)
02:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 06)
02:0a.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 06)

sysinfo yields the following information about the graphics card:

VGA compatible controller
       Intel Corporation 82815 Chipset Graphics Controller (CGC) (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
       Subsystem: Compaq Computer Corporation Device 001a

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   With the recent update to xserver-xorg-video-intel, system boots to a
   black screen

Status in “xserver-xorg-video-intel” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
   The latest system updates for Lubuntu 14.04 includes an update to the
   i915 display driver, which this machine uses.

   After applying updates and rebooting, at the end of the boot process,
   where normally the login screen appears, the screen remains blank
   (with a black background color).

   That change has rendered my Lubuntu 14.04 partition completely
   unusable, even when booting earlier versions of the kernel.
   Regardless the kernel level booted, the system now boots to a blank

   Because of this, I had to report the error on my UbuntuStudio 14.04
   partition, to which I have not yet applied updates.  So the level of
   the Intel i915 driver package in this error report is the version
   prior to the updated version that (probably) caused the problem.

   1. The release of ubuntu with the problem is Lubuntu 14.04.1, with a
   kernel version ending in ".39".

   2. The last working version of xserver-xorg-video-intel is
   2:2.99.910-0ubuntu1 I can't boot by Lubuntu partition anymore to tell
   you the version number that fails, but it is later than the indicated

   3. Prior to installing system updates, my Lubuntu 14.04.01 system
   worked fine, and I was able to boot it and perform my suite of tests
   (it's a test system).  After applying updates, it boots to a blank
   screen, and I cannot do anything with it.  I expected the login screen
   to appear, but it doesn't, and there is no error message.

   4. After applying system updates I expected my system to reboot
   normally, allowing me to login.  Instead, a blank screen is displayed,
   with no error message, and the login screen does not appear after many
   minutes of waiting.  If I hit the power button, it initiates shutdown.
   Hitting several keyboard characters (or typing my password to the
   blank screen) had no effect.

   ProblemType: Bug
   DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
   Package: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.910-0ubuntu1
   ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-32.57-lowlatency
   Uname: Linux 3.13.0-32-lowlatency i686
   ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
   Architecture: i386
   CurrentDesktop: XFCE
   Date: Wed Nov  5 16:13:54 2014
   InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-04-28 (191 days ago)
   InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Studio 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release i386 (20140416.3)
   SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-video-intel
   UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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