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Thread: Black screen using alternate cd on hp compaq 6710b (INTEL Mobile GM965/960)

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    Exclamation Black screen using alternate cd on hp compaq 6710b (INTEL Mobile GM965/960)

    When trying to install Lucid on my HP Compaq 6710b (INTEL Mobile GM965/960 graphic controller) using the alternate i386cd with an usb pen i (re-)experiencing (known from the Jaunty installation) the following problem:
    • Boot from USB (works)
    • Select language (works)
    • Choose to install ubuntu (works)
    • Removing quit from the boot options, hit enter, see some output (works)
    • Starting the installation interface (fail)
    The screen wents to black, but system seems not froozen. What i've tried to fix this issue:
    • fb=false as bootoption (worked in jaunty, does not work with lucid)
    • frambuffer=false
    • fb=off
    • debian-installer/framebuffer=false
    • vga=123, tried all of the offered modes
    • vga=771 (get some screwed up output on the screen, which i guess from that the system/machine is not frozen)
    • i915.modeset=1
    • i915.modeset=0
    • xforcevesa etc
    Anyone managed to install Lucids with INTEL graphics + the alternate cd?

    PS: I need the alternate cd to setup an encrypted system.
    PPS: Just tested the desktop i386 image which works flawlessly.
    Last edited by tim__b; May 7th, 2010 at 05:18 PM. Reason: Added information

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    Re: Black screen using alternate cd on hp compaq 6710b (INTEL Mobile GM965/960)

    the same problem there with just the same HP 6710b. Also tried all this options and most of their combinations. No luck.

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    Re: Black screen using alternate cd on hp compaq 6710b (INTEL Mobile GM965/960)

    Try removing "splash" from the boot options.

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    Re: Black screen using alternate cd on hp compaq 6710b (INTEL Mobile GM965/960)

    Catharsis, thanks for your help. Forgot to mention that I removed splash as well as quite without luck.

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    Re: Black screen using alternate cd on hp compaq 6710b (INTEL Mobile GM965/960)

    Have you tried booting into Recovery Mode? If "boot normally" doesn't work, you can try "failsafeX".

    Also, don't know if it's pertinent, but since you mentioned encrypted drives:
    http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/rele...n%20/etc/fstab

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    Re: Black screen using alternate cd on hp compaq 6710b (INTEL Mobile GM965/960)

    Ran into this as well, but it worked *before* installing a desktop environment. Strangely though it was blank until I pressed Ctrl + Alt + F1, F2, F3, etc. (F7?).

    After desktop install the blank screen would not go away except when booting into recovery.

    Apparently this may not be limited to Ubuntu: http://www.linlap.com/hp-compaq_6710b . Though it is odd that the Desktop install works.

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    Re: Black screen using alternate cd on hp compaq 6710b (INTEL Mobile GM965/960)

    Thanks for sharing and please do not post in threads that have not had activity for a year or longer, since this is an old thread it has been closed.

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