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Bug#590893: Squeeze on Dell E6510, i5, intel graphics

reassign 590893 linux-2.6

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 15:46:40 -0700, ncm@cantrip.org wrote:

> Boot method: debian-testing-amd64-businesscard
> Image version:
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/amd64/jigdo-cd/debian-testing-amd64-businesscard.jigdo
> Date: 2010-07-27 17:26
> Machine: Dell E6510, intel GMA 1920x1080 panel, intel 6200 wireless
> Processor: i5-520
> Memory: 3 GB
> 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Core Processor
> Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0046] (rev 02)
> 	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040b]
> 	Kernel driver in use: i915
> Major Problems:
> 1. Installation of Grub2 MBR failed, with no suggestions offered.
> Installation of Grub 1 MBR failed.  Installation of LILO succeeded.
> After that, installation of Grub2 succeeded, and worked.
I'm hoping this is one of the bugs Colin is working on or has fixed, so
I'll just focus this bug on the other issue:

> 2. Starting X failed and froze the whole machine (flashing LEDs).
> This turns out to be because the i915 kernel module in available
> kernels is busted.  Starting up in recovery mode with "i915.modeset=0",
> Xorg -configure generated an xorg.conf file that Xorg.0.log said worked,
> but the screen remained black.  After changing the video driver named
> in xorg.conf to "vesa", startup proceeded correctly to a working 
> graphical desktop, although screen brightness varies randomly.
Which exact kernel version was that (as reported in /proc/version)?

> 3. The i915 driver found in experimental linux-image-2.6.35-rc6-amd64
> is fixed.  Installing that with apt-get fails for dependencies on 
> unavailable linux-base and firmware-linux-free.  I built my own from 
> apt-get source and make-kpkg, and it works.
Hopefully there'll be some more fixes in for that, but please
report the 2.6.35 issue at bugs.freedesktop.org against product DRI,
component DRM/Intel anyway, so we can track it more easily.


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