Comment 0 for bug 1234429

This problem occurs intermittently on my Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. For instance, on booting the Saucy beta 2 release from USB stick; or today, booting the installed 13.10 beta 2 with all updates current. But not always.

The workaround is to wait for the screen to blank on power save; when it is reactivated, the display is fine. Or if screen blanking is not engaged, close the lid, wait, and open it again.

The screen is 100% illegible when this happens.

This problem has been noted by myself and others and was formerly tracked as bug 572521 but the originator of that bug no longer has the hardware.

This is my testing machine so I am able and willing to try anything on it.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: linux-image-3.11.0-11-generic 3.11.0-11.17
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-11.17-generic 3.11.3
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-11-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: chris 2520 F.... pulseaudio
Date: Wed Oct 2 15:02:02 2013
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=048b201c-8624-4725-829b-494813ad22d1
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-01 (1 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Beta i386 (20130925.1)
MachineType: Dell Inc. Inspiron 1501
MarkForUpload: True
ProcFB: 0 radeondrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-11-generic root=UUID=0af7925d-8330-4b61-8598-b7b32a88aac2 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
RelatedPackageVersions:
 linux-restricted-modules-3.11.0-11-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-3.11.0-11-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.116
RfKill:
 0: phy0: Wireless LAN
  Soft blocked: no
  Hard blocked: yes
SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 03/15/2006
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 2.3.0
dmi.board.name: 0UW744
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: Not Specified
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvr2.3.0:bd03/15/2006:svnDellInc.:pnInspiron1501:pvrNotSpecified:rvnDellInc.:rn0UW744:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrNotSpecified:
dmi.product.name: Inspiron 1501
dmi.product.version: Not Specified
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.