Fwd: [Bug 1389904] Re: With the recent update to xserver-xorg-video-intel, system boots to a black screen
nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 06:10:18 UTC 2014
I reported that this bug affects me too, thereby confirming it.
Hi everybody with old intel graphics,
Please check if it affects you too, and in that case report that it
affects you too.
Den 2014-11-06 06:33, Aere Greenway skrev:
> I already reported it (buried in the forwarded e-mail below). Here
> (again) is how to reference it:
> - Aere
> 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
>>> 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
>>> with no error message, and the login screen does not appear after
>>> minutes of waiting. If I hit the power button, it initiates
>>> 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 184.108.40.206
>>> 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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