My machine is a Dell Mini Inspiron 1018 running on Intel GMA 3150 (old integrated graphics) and it crashes/freezes when booting up. I did a fresh install of Lubuntu 16.10 32-bit; it installed without any issue and booted up once.
But after restarting the second time, I got stuck at the following lines when using the "quiet" kernel parameter:
/dev/sda1: clean, 124636/9707520 files, 1564513/38812928 blocks
and without it, the last line before freezing is never the same; most of the time, the line is:
Starting Load/Save Screen Backlight Brightness of leds:dell::kbd_backlight...
and sometimes it is:
Reached target Sound Card.
Starting Load/Save RF Kill Switch Status...
Thinking the issue was the backlight, I've tried inserting the following kernel parameters:
video.use_native_backlight=1 and yet, same results. But I might be wrong and Lubuntu might not properly support my old GPU.
I can't boot up in recevory mode neither or by adding the
nomodeset kernel parameter; it crashes at the same lines, so I have no idea how I could install new drivers if I have to.
What are my options at this point? What kernel parameters should I try, should I install the Intel GMA 3150 drivers if I need to, should I reinstall Lubuntu 16.10 or another Ubuntu variant or should I wait for the issue to get fixed in a future update?
Sorry in advance if there are many spelling mistakes; English is not my first language. Thank you!
EDIT 02/01/2017 @ 21:54 I've managed to successfully boot up by adding this kernel parameter: