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Thread: White screen after update

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    White screen after update

    Hi everyone,

    Hoping you can help me out. Update manager updated the intel-xorg driver on the latest update on my 9.04 system, HP laptop. After rebooting, the screen is just white with only the mouse visible. The system is running and all the sounds are working and if I click in the general area of the shut down the system shuts down or suspends.

    Any ideas? My guess would be to roll back the driver somehow...

  2. #2
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    Re: White screen after update

    Quote Originally Posted by naschas View Post
    Hi everyone,

    Hoping you can help me out. Update manager updated the intel-xorg driver on the latest update on my 9.04 system, HP laptop. After rebooting, the screen is just white with only the mouse visible. The system is running and all the sounds are working and if I click in the general area of the shut down the system shuts down or suspends.

    Any ideas? My guess would be to roll back the driver somehow...
    Does your PC have ATi graphics?

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    Re: White screen after update

    Hi edin9,

    No, its using the Intel graphics chip which I understand is not ATi.

    Thanks.

  4. #4
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    Re: White screen after update

    same problem with me...
    it seems that this upgrade broke something...
    can someone please help?

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    Re: White screen after update

    As for now,I run kde after a long time using konqueror and trying to find an answer for this problem...
    The problem affects only gnome and the intel gpu obviously...

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    Re: White screen after update

    Well i got back to my desktop by hitting ctrl+alt+f2 then in the terminal typing "pa aux" then look for the PID for compiz, kill it by using "kill <PID>", hit ctrl+alt+f7.

    I then went reinstalled the older intel driver and removed the new one.

  7. #7
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    Re: White screen after update

    how did you reinstall the old driver and removed the new one?
    can you post details?
    thanks in advance!

  8. #8
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    Re: White screen after update

    just search for intel in synaptic and remove the currently installed driver and install the older version that is available i think its version 2.4.1.

  9. #9
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    Smile Re: White screen after update

    Finally i solved the problem upgrading to karmic koala beta.
    Not only gnome is back with a vengeance but moreover i enjoy a much more speedier and functional operating system!

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