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I had a debian installation with kernel 2.6.32 I had a set of instructions to apply a patch to kernel which I followed to the T. The grub now shows ...
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    Blank screen after a kernel build from source


    I had a debian installation with kernel 2.6.32 I had a set of instructions to apply a patch to kernel which I followed to the T. The grub now shows the Debian installation with the old kernel and the Debian installation with the patched kernel.

    The trouble is the system goes blank after attempting to start gdm3.

    I have tried running in recovery mode and then typing startx but it only shows a blank screen.

    Code:
    lspci | grep -i display 
    00:02.1 Display controller : Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
    If i boot with the old kernel, everything works fine. Is this an "X" window configuration issue. I tried X -configure but still nothing changed. Any pointers would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

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    You may need to reinstall your video drivers....I have to reinstall mine after every kernel update.
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    Mike,
    Any help in how to go about re-installing video drivers?

    Thanks in advance

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    I think Debian based system use dpkg, so you might try that.
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    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
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