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[Bug 693273] Re: 8086:2a42 [gm45] Ubuntu boots into blank screen


Suyash Mohan, this bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't been
any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an
issue? If so, could you please test for this with the latest development
release of Ubuntu? ISO images are available from
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ .

If it remains an issue, could you please run the following command in
the development release from a Terminal
(Applications->Accessories->Terminal), as it will automatically gather
and attach updated debug information to this report:

apport-collect -p linux <replace-with-bug-number>

Also, could you please test the latest upstream kernel available (not the daily folder) following https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds ? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please comment on which kernel version specifically you tested. If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tags:

where VERSION-NUMBER is the version number of the kernel you tested. For example:

This can be done by clicking on the yellow circle with a black pencil icon next to the word Tags located at the bottom of the bug description. As well, please remove the tag:

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the following tags:

As well, please remove the tag:

Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug's
Status as Confirmed. Please let us know your results. Thank you for your

** This bug is no longer a duplicate of bug 765438
   8086:2a42 [eMachines E527] On startup, the backlight is off on laptop

** No longer affects: xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu)

** Package changed: xserver-xorg-video-intel (openSUSE) => linux

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Incomplete

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  8086:2a42 [gm45] Ubuntu boots into blank screen

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: xorg

  I have ubuntu live cd.
  Whenever I choose the Try Ubuntu option, the screen goes blank and freezes. And the only way to exit is to poweroff my laptop.
  This happens not only with ubuntu but also with fedora, opensuse, puppy, knoppix.
  The only way to run is to use text mode or vesa mode. But since my laptop has a 15.6inch screen 1024x768 resolution looks ugly.

  Amazingly, only ubuntu 9.04 is able to run normally. It even supports
  my 1366x768 resolution. If it can run then there must be a way to run
  all the other versions of ubuntu.

  I have reported this bug at
  but using ubuntu-bug xserver-xorg-video-intel package

  ProblemType: Bug
  Architecture: i386
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
  Package: xorg 1:7.4~5ubuntu18
  ProcVersion: Linux version 2.6.28-11-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5hostname4) ) #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:57:59 UTC 2009
  SourcePackage: xorg
  Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686

  00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07)
      	Subsystem: Mitac Device [1071:9525]
  00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)
      	Subsystem: Mitac Device [1071:9525]

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