this was pissing me off for quite some time;
Originally Posted by VeGeTa-X
same thing, 9.04 works good; 910 freezes nomatter what the power management settings are.
my laptop is a dell latitude d505
anyway i'm not sure this is the most elegant way to add this setting but essentially all you do is
your looking for the first uncommented "kernel" line
sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
at this point mine looks like this:
appened nomodeset as follows:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-16-generic root=UUID=b9ad83fd-77c0-4834-bdcb-29d632f38e47 ro quiet splash
save,reboot,and you are good
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-16-generic root=UUID=b9ad83fd-77c0-4834-bdcb-29d632f38e47 ro quiet splash nomodeset
(don't copy and paste my example; uuid is somewhat unique)
this likely doesn't stick through kernel upgrades. also, this setting relates to the new intel graphics stack i assume - and as such i don't knoww hat the true ramifications of this setting might be yet, does anyone have a good link for detail on exactly what nomodeset does? thus far i've not found good clear info.