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Re: Latest kernel gives blank screen when it boots

On 12/1/18 5:53 PM, Felix Miata wrote:
Frank McCormick composed on 2018-12-01 17:19 (UTC-0500):

Felix Miata wrote:

Frank McCormick composed on 2018-12-01 14:12 (UTC-0500):

Try purging xserver-xorg-video-intel and restarting the server. Last official release of that
driver was over 4 years ago.


I purged it but had to reinstall as the machine would only boot to a command line without it and with nomodeset.

Maybe that's precisely the problem. Nomodeset is a cmdline (boot) parameter that blocks use of
both competent X drivers for Intel's current century GPUs, modesetting and intel.

But didn't you just say the last official release of the driver was 4 years ago ?

What's your
Xorg.0.log report, or output from 'inxi -Gxx'?

frank@franklin:~$ inxi -Gxx
Graphics: Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
           chip ID: 8086:0042
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.3 driver: intel resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Desktop v: 2.1 Mesa 18.2.6 direct render: Yes

Frank McCormick