Fwd: [Bug 1389904] Re: With the recent update to xserver-xorg-video-intel, system boots to a black screen
Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Thu Nov 6 05:33:46 UTC 2014
I already reported it (buried in the forwarded e-mail below). Here
(again) is how to reference it:
On 11/05/2014 10:28 PM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
> Hi Aere,
> Please report this as a bug to Launchpad :-)
> Best regards
> Den 2014-11-06 02:41, Aere Greenway skrev:
>> 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 22.214.171.124
>> 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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