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Harigh 11-18-2010 02:50 PM

Dell Latitude E6410
I'm having difficulty installing any distro on my Dell Latitude E6410. It will boot off of a CD or USB and startup sounds can be heard, but the screen remains dark even when attempting to switch to terminal via Ctrl+Alt+F1, so I can't attempt to change the xorg.conf to boot using Vesa drivers. Does anyone have any advice on how to fix the problem, or dealt with it before?

TobiSGD 11-18-2010 02:58 PM

Try to switch monitors or setup display brightness using the apropriate function keys.

jefro 11-18-2010 03:48 PM

At boot you have a choice normally to select safe mode options. Try some of them or all of them.

Harigh 11-23-2010 09:14 PM

Still no luck; however it does work on an identical laptop.....

TobiSGD 11-23-2010 09:18 PM

This laptop is available with three different graphics cards (2x Intel, 1x nVidia). Which one is installed in your system, and which distribution are you trying to install?

Harigh 11-26-2010 06:39 PM

Intel(R)HD Graphics (Core i5)

andywest 12-14-2010 11:41 AM

Also have an E6410 but with NVidia and after installing Debian Squeeze also got a black screen (am surprised you get a black screen for Intel graphics) : seems video is now in 2.6.32 kernel and as my machine uses Nvidia need to disable kernel drivers in first Boot and install nvidia stuff . This is done via “nomodeset” option in grub boot kernel command line parameters (edit grub2 command script by typing “e” at boot)
After this , machine will boot in VESA graphics mode and I then needed to install nvidia (or the current graphical) packages (for nvidia add non-free to sources.list).
If confused google nomodeset

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