Small trouble configuring Intel 82852/855GM video card

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Sep 21 18:44:12 UTC 2011

On 09/21/2011 01:49 AM, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> I just installed Kubuntu 10.04 LTS (using the Alternate CD) on a Toshiba 
> Tecra laptop. After the first reboot, I got a blank screen and the thing 
> appeared to have frozen. No way to open a text console. I hard-rebooted 
> it and got to a text login.
> Now I remember having setup the same system on an older Fujitsu laptop 
> that gave me the same troubles with a similar Intel card. So I edited 
> /etc/modprobe.d/i915-kms.conf like this:
> --8<--------------------
> options i915 modeset=1
> --8<--------------------
> I rebuilt the initrd:
> # update-initramfs -u
> I rebooted and I got it almost perfect, which means I get a text login, 
> but after logging in, I can invoke 'startx' and now X runs fine.
> My question now: how do I get X to launch automatically. I've just been 
> using good old Slackware for the last three months, and I've been 
> searching in vain for /etc/inittab. How does *buntu 10.04 do things?
Maybe this will be of some help?

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