This bug was closed (I think) because the problem was fixed according
to some information that I can no longer recover.
That is however not true. When starting Debian squeeze or Debian sid
I still often get a black screen on my Compaq 6510b. When this
happens, I type (blindly) user (root) password(***) and startx.
That will give a working system with X11. I can then exit from
X11 to enter terminal mode which then works fine.
I have updated to the latest version regularly, but the problem is
I boot into squeeze like this:
title sda8: Debian squeeze (2.6.32-5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686 root=/dev/sda8 ro quiet noresume
This is with the old style GRUB menu.lst because I have many
partitions and want to set things myself. The automated new
GRUB is beyond what I can understand with a reasonable effort.
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03-25-2011, 01:50 AM
Bug#607548: The screen is still black
On Fri, 2011-03-25 at 01:10 +0100, Leif Asbrink wrote:
> This bug was closed (I think) because the problem was fixed according
> to some information that I can no longer recover.
This bug was never closed; I don't know why you think that.
Can you test whether this is fixed in a more recent kernel version, such
as 2.6.38 which is now available in 'sid'?
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.