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Are your graphics dead in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)? This hack might help

Nov 05, 2009, 17:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"To test whether or not the fix works, when you get to the GRUB screen, hit esc to stop the boot, then go arrow down to the kernel boot line, type e to edit it and add the following to the end (or after the ro ... both work for me):

i915.modeset=0

"Then type b to boot.

"If your computer boots into Ubuntu 9.10 and you now have a working display, make this change permanent by adding that same line to the GRUB entries for Ubuntu permanently by using your sudo privileges to edit the GRUB configuration file, /boot/grub/menu.lst"

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