Comment 68 for bug 568779

Filippo neri (fneri23) wrote :

My advice to users with the Intel I855 graphics chipset is NOT to even try Ubuntu 10.04 lucid,
but to wait until a fix is released. (After all, Karmic is supported for six more months, Hardy for
one more year.)

If you still really want to try 10.04, I suggest using the alternate, text-based installer. This
will allow you to install the system without problems. When the time comes to reboot
form the HD, THEN hold the shift key, get into the grub menu and select recovery mode.

Incidentally, I did exactly this on my Thinkpad X40. I am now running 2.6.34-020634rc6.
I am retired, so I have time to waste!

filippo@X40-SSD:~$ uname -a

Linux X40-SSD 2.6.34-020634rc6-generic #020634rc6 SMP Fri Apr 30 10:09:34 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

filippo@X40-SSD:~$ dmesg | grep Intel

[ 0.112451] CPU0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.40GHz stepping 06

[ 1.581392] Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - version 7.3.21-k5-NAPI

[ 1.581399] Copyright (c) 1999-2006 Intel Corporation.

[ 2.038719] e1000: eth0: e1000_probe: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection

[ 3.273280] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: Intel 855GM Chipset

[ 3.843528] ieee80211: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <email address hidden>

[ 4.081144] ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmprq

[ 4.081150] ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation

[ 4.084473] ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection

[ 5.254039] Intel ICH 0000:00:1f.5: PCI INT B -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17

[ 5.254074] Intel ICH 0000:00:1f.5: setting latency timer to 64