blank screen in ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10

Something funny when I installed 10.10 Maverick in my intel vga chipset. The screen gone blank. Some forum said it will be the same with 10.04 Lucid. I upgrade to maverick from karmic because this error :

[drm:intelfb_restore] *ERROR* Failed to restore crtc configuration: -22

But I got another problem with maverick. Oh well I tried a new configuration from launchpad about the intel vga.

Here are my computer configuration
Memory 1 GB
VGA Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
motherboard NEXT
Processor Intel Core2Duo 2.93hz

OK, let’s go back to the issue here. After a successful installation, maverick gone blank. So I tried to enter the grub menu and change the configuration. Adding this command (i915.modeset=1) under GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash” become GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”i915.modeset=1 quiet splash”

First make the maverick to display its grub menu by pressing shift button while the computer boot at a first time. Then we will add a temporary command in the grub line. Choose the recovery mode line, then press e for editing the line.

grub2 menu
grub2 menu

Add i915.modeset=1 in the line of ro quite splash. You will see that line alright. Then press ctrl-X to boot.
It supposed to success and you will enter to your gnome. Open a terminal program and start to edit the grub
$sudo nano /etc/default/grub
add the i915.modeset=1 into GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash”
save it by ctrl-O and reboot your ubuntu.
Now the maverick or lucid will be okay.

Source : ubuntu tutorial

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