Problem with Poulsbo driver on 10.04

Colin Law clanlaw at
Tue Aug 24 08:47:02 UTC 2010

On 22 August 2010 16:05, Marcin Rosner <mr at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have an Axiomtek PICO821 motherboard with Poulsbo chipset and Atom
> Z530 and Ubuntu 10.04 and .21 kernel.
> I installed the poulsbo driver as it is written on
> but after that I can't start X anymore. After reboot Ubuntu comes into
> the splash screen with "progress
> bar" under the Ubuntu, the splash screen is on for a fraction of a
> second, starts to blink splash->command line->splash and so on for a
> second, then I get a black screen and I can't do anything except of
> hard reset. recovery mode/failsaveX doesn't work anymore (I get the
> black screen at once).
> I've tried to remove those drivers from recovery mode/netroot, but
> that doesn't change anything.
> I have a newer kernel .23 that doesn't work neither after the driver
> installation.
> I've installed the poulsbo driver on 9.04 and 9.10 without any problems.
> I searched on the web, but it seems no one has such a problem.
> How can I solve the problem?

There have been discussions about this on the O2 Joggler forum with
respect to running Ubuntu on the Joggler
(  This has been achieved with 9.10
but I believe that the poulsbo problems have so far prevented the use
of 10.04.  You might glean further information by having a look there.


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