[geeks] Ubuntu on Intel graphics
jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Sun Feb 28 12:46:09 CST 2010
On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 01:23:14PM -0500, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> I believe this is a known bug in Ubuntu 9.10 that affects a range if
> nVidia, Radeon and Intel graphics chipsets. It actually destroyed the
> screen on one of our laptops by strobing the backlight on and off until
> it failed.
> If you have ssh access to the box, you might try disabling framebuffer
> console. I can't guarantee anything, but it may help.
Adding to the rescue kernel line via grub, vga=normal nofb nosplash
Still no love. Thanks anyway though.
> Personally, I just don't use Ubuntu. It's too frustrating to beat it
> into submission every time I want to do something NOT precisely the way
> the rest of the Ubuntu herd does it. Ubuntu's constant "DON'T TOUCH
> THAT, you USER!!!" makes me want to take a heavy steel ruler to the
> knuckles of the Ubuntu developers.
Well, unless I can figure out how to make a USB bootable thumb drive for
some other distro, I'm a little stuck with ubuntu at the moment.
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