[ubuntu-uk] No output on laptop screen after upgrading to Karmic

Alan Bell alan.bell at theopenlearningcentre.com
Fri Oct 30 13:58:16 GMT 2009

do you get anything on screen as it boots? Does it get as far as the
login screen when you have it installed?
you could report a bug in xserver-xorg-video-intel

there are probably clues in /var/log/Xorg.0.log as to what is going on.


ian pettitt wrote:
> Hi
> I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop and have been running 9.04 
> successfully since I bought it a couple of months ago.
> I've upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 and I can no longer use it - the system 
> boots and gets to login screen, but since there is no display I can't 
> use it! I reinstalled 9.04 and downloaded the 9.10 Live Cd, which has 
> the same problem - the display is blank. It does detect an external 
> monitor so I can see the output on that, but that isn't a very practical 
> solution. Changing the display properties for the laptop screen doesn't 
> make any difference, whatever I try I do not get any thing on the laptop 
> screen.
> I am not sure how to fix this - i assumed that a Dell laptop would work 
> "out of the box" with Karmic, but this isn't case for me.
> Thanks
> Ian

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