[i855gm] Kernel crashes on Dell Latitude D505 when X loads after installation
Binary package hint: xserver-
Initially, I had no idea what was going on. The installation went smooth, but after booting the graphical progress bar (the colored dots) show up, and after a few seconds the machine is dead.
After using recovery mode to modify /etc/init/kdm.conf to not start kdm, I was able to get into the machine and see what is going on, and I have so far figured out that the kernel crashes when kdm starts X. Starting X manually show this information:
X.Org X Server 1.7.6
Release Date: 2010-03-17
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-25-server i686 Ubuntu
Current Operating System: Linux pxe-test-pre 2.6.32-22-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 3 22:02:19 UTC 2010 i686
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=
Build Date: 23 April 2010 05:11:50PM
xorg-server 2:1.7.6-2ubuntu7 (Bryce Harrington <email address hidden>)
Current version of pixman: 0.16.4
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Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/
(==) Using config directory: "/usr/lib/
After this, the network connection dies (I am logged in via ssh), and the screen on the laptop is black.
This is the lspci info about the video card:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device [8086:3582] (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller : Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device [8086:3582] (rev 02)
- Kernel crashes on Dell Latitude D505 when X loads after installation
+ [i855gm] Kernel crashes on Dell Latitude D505 when X loads after
|tags:||added: 855gm lucid|
|Changed in xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu):|
|status:||New → Confirmed|