This is a re-run of a previously unsolved problem....
I have an ACER Aspire 5732Z laptop, Dual core Intel Pentium T4400, 4GB memory, MESI DRI mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset Video and when I installed both of the following kernels I get a blank screen part way into the boot (before the new modules for the new kernel would compile):
I then tried the "NO ACPI" option and it throws up a LOT of stuff [but the screen stays turned on!] error messages (including something about a no squid) and then aborts to the command line login. Previous versions lost the network connections - don't know if they work in the last two versions (never got that far).
I've been running kernel 184.108.40.206-pclos6.bfs and I've tried every kernel update after that which has ended up with a "shut off LCD" screen. Its only with the last 2 kernel updates that it crashes to the command line.