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[Bug 773740] Re: 8086:2a42 [eMachines E525] 11.04 --DARK SCREEN--Need a lamp to see


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  8086:2a42 [eMachines E525] 11.04 --DARK SCREEN--Need a lamp to see

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Bug description:
  Hi. I 've just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 and I had a really hard time doing so.
  I have downloaded and burned the ISO, I restarted in order to install ubuntu and my computer booted from the disk drive, no problem so far.After I chose my language the purple screen with the option "Install Ubuntu" appeared and I highlighted the option and pressed "Enter". THEN, I got a black, empty screen while I was able to listen to my disk drive reading the disk.Everything was OK except for my screen.I thought there was a problem with the ISO or the disk itself. But, I 've tried different CDs and DVDs and I also downloaded the ISO several times. Unfortunately, I had always the same problem: disk drive working (making sound), screen-->BLACK-EMPTY. I was about to give up hope when I decided to turn on my desk lamp because it was getting dark. I was working on my last attempt and after I, once again, pressed "Enter" on the "Install Ubuntu" option I got the same dark screen as always but this time, because of the lamp, I saw that Ubuntu was actually being installed but the screen did not have any light. I managed to install it properly using my lamp to see what's going on on my screen but it's obvious that I can't possibly work that way. SO, how do I make my screen light come back so I can enjoy my new OS???

  Note1: My screen is working perfectly with windows so, it cannot be a hardware problem.
  Note2:These are the exact same words I used to describe my problem at the ubuntu forums.
  I 've been asked to report this bug to this page by a user who was kind enough to reply to my thread.

  BIOS update

  AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23.
   **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
   card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC272X Analog [ALC272X Analog]
     Subdevices: 1/1
     Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
  Architecture: i386
   **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
   card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC272X Analog [ALC272X Analog]
     Subdevices: 1/1
     Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  liakos     1793 F.... pulseaudio
  CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
   Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0x96700000 irq 47'
     Mixer name	: 'Realtek ALC272X'
     Components	: 'HDA:10ec0272,10250212,00100001'
     Controls      : 16
     Simple ctrls  : 9
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=909803d3-ccb7-4fb1-a446-95740c576004
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
  MachineType: eMachines eMachines E525
  Package: linux (not installed)
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic root=UUID=22449ce1-f0ec-41f3-ace3-fbbb8e5b9995 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
   linux-restricted-modules-2.6.38-8-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-2.6.38-8-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.52
   0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
  Tags:  natty
  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare
  dmi.bios.date: 03/11/2009
  dmi.bios.vendor: eMachines
  dmi.bios.version: V1.03
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
  dmi.board.name: eMachines E525
  dmi.board.vendor: eMachines
  dmi.board.version: V1.03
  dmi.chassis.type: 1
  dmi.chassis.vendor: eMachines
  dmi.chassis.version: V1.03
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvneMachines:bvrV1.03:bd03/11/2009:svneMachines:pneMachinesE525:pvrV1.03:rvneMachines:rneMachinesE525:rvrV1.03:cvneMachines:ct1:cvrV1.03:
  dmi.product.name: eMachines E525
  dmi.product.version: V1.03
  dmi.sys.vendor: eMachines

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