I'm trying to run a Linux Mint 15 on my Thinkpad x60 tablet. I do have what seem to be serious problems with my graphics driver though: After booting, the screen just stays black. The backlight is turned on, but nothing else can be seen.
Now, I can enter the boot manager. I have tried removing the "quiet splash" option, but I still couldn't see anything. Booting with "nomodeset" works fine, but Cinnamon then tells me that it's running in software mode, which is noticeably slow and obviously consumes a lot of cpu power.
I have a 1050x1400 px panel, if that's somehow important. Other than that, its the 6363-2AG; it was upgraded to 2 GB of RAM and a 500 GB hard drive.
Does anyone have any advice on how to get this running?
Concerning the comments: No, I've got the tablet version. Still, the Intel 950 chipset should be the same. I've now booted the "normal" mode. I have no idea how that worked... It seems that 1/10 times, the graphics driver does start as it's supposed to, I just have to keep trying. The output of the command is
linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic root=UUID=904ba055-e257-447a-b0c8-d07da953e9fb ro quiet splash $vt_handoff linux /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic root=UUID=904ba055-e257-447a-b0c8-d07da953e9fb ro recovery nomodeset linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8