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Re: Latest kernel gives blank screen when it boots




On 2018-12-01 14:12 -0500, Frank McCormick wrote:

> I have spent the last several days setting up Fedora on
> another partition. When it came to boot back into Debian Sid
> this morning I discovered my screen goes blank after the first
> few seconds.

Quite likely that's bug #914495[1].  #914980 and #915178 appear to be
duplicates.

> The previous kernel is fine. 4.18.0-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.18.10-2 
> (2018-11-02) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Probably you should stick to that kernel for the time being.  There is
4.19.5 in experimental which would likely fix your problem, but several
people have observed ext4 filesystem corruption with the 4.19 kernel[2],
I guess that's the reason why the Debian kernel team does not upload
4.19 to unstable.

Cheers,
       Sven


1. https://bugs.debian.org/914495
2. https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=201685