filing a hardware-specific bug?

Felipe Figueiredo philsf79 at
Sat Mar 8 17:35:17 UTC 2008

On Sat 08 Mar 2008 14:14:26 Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-03-08 at 08:57 -0800, Matt Price wrote:
> > my laptop boots up with the lcd screen
> > switched off
> If the screen works through the BIOS but gets turned off early during
> the Ubuntu boot process then I'd say it's a kernel bug since nothing
> else is running at the time.

I think gutsy has a bug that prevents high resolutions in the console 
framebuffer. Actually, I know it had when it was released, and never tested 
it again during the cycle to check if a correction has been slipped in a 
security update (which is unlikely).

Matt, check if you have a vga= option enabled in your /boot/grub/menu.lst.

Better yet, do you see the grub menu, and the screen turns off after the 
kernel initializes? If so, yoiu can edit the boot options and remove the vga= 
setting just for that session.


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