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No distro will work properly with my Acer TravelMate 5735. I have tried Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Backtrack, Mint, Fedora, Mageia. All of them at least had blank screen error, witch some of them I could temporary fix with nomodeset, some of them not. Mint wouldn't even load the GUI, and in Ubuntu, Wi-Fi was very slow.

I understand similar graphics problems appeared only until something was changed. Has anyone had similar problems, what distro would you recommend?

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sorry, backtrack didnt had any errors. – user36334 Apr 2 '13 at 15:13
Looks like some other people are experiencing this exact issue with the backlight: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/… You might try the kernel args given or see if Ubuntu 10.04.03 LTS works for you. – Bratchley Apr 2 '13 at 15:43
Holy canola oil, it looks like this was just now (sort of) fixed upstream in the vanilla kernel. – Bratchley Apr 2 '13 at 15:46
what does this means, could i somehow fix the black screen problem? – user36334 Apr 2 '13 at 20:13
Which statement of mine are you wanting clarification on? The upstream thing is just me complaining about how long it took the kernel maintainers to actually get around to fixing it. I doubt ubuntu has rebased the kernel they used off upstream that quickly. If youre asking about the first comment, some people in that thread gave some acpi-related kernel boot args that they said worked for them (didn't work for others) but they all stated that it's a software regression that affects this laptop so using an older version might work around the problem. – Bratchley Apr 2 '13 at 20:51

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