Wheezy kernel bug
This is my first time reporting a bug, so bear with me. I installed
Debian Squeeze and performed a dist-upgrade once. From there, I changed
my sources.list to point at Wheezy and have regularly performed a
dist-upgrade. Everything is reasonably stable, with the exception of
the kernel. My laptop contains an Intel Express 4 Mobile chipset, and
every kernel from 2.6.38 onwards leads to a black screen during booting,
and no way to get a console to diagnose the problem. Kernel 2.6.35
boots without problems.
I've seen the same issue on Ubuntu and Linux Mint, though not on the
32-bit edition of Linux Mint, so it is probably a kernel issue on 64-bit
systems, though I have not discounted the possibility of the Intel
driver being the source of the problem.