Bug#436336: Ugh, incorrect problem description.
Joshua Rodman wrote:
> They're entirely black, fwiw. Or maybe my monitor just shows black, but
> as an LCD it's very good about telling me when it's unhappy about the
> signal. Usually.
> So I'm not sure if they're corrupted or just a valid text display with
> nothing in them, or what.
Ok, and I guess VT works fine during boot, i.e. before X starts, right?
> I wish I knew how. The last time I went down that path I found I needed
> to build a very large amount of X to make everything happy, and then I
> had some trouble figuring out how to install it into my system, and so
> was running it out of a build directory but had permissions problems
> with log files ... suffice to say I was in a little over my head.
> Can I build just the xserver-xorg-video-intel component without
> requiring the rest of the tree? I can do a little self help given some
Since there is a single file to install, we can just build the upstream
source and install manually. No need to build anything else or create
You'll need some development headers/libs:
$ apt-get build-dep xserver-xorg-video-intel
Then you can grab the git tree with:
$ git clone
Then you enter it and build with
If it complains about some macros being undef, you might need to install
xutils-dev or so. Let me know.
Once it is built, copy src/.libs/intel_drv.so in
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ and restart X (logout/login is usually
not enough, ctrl-alt-backspace or xdm/gdm restart is ok).
Thanks a lot,