Getting the Intel HD graphics card to work on Ubuntu 9.10 is a bit broken currently. There's a couple of patches flying around between launchpad and the upstream bug tracker but I eventually found the patch that worked here. I just grabbed the latest ubuntu kernel source, patched it, then ran:
fakeroot debian/rules clean
fakeroot debian/rules binary-generic
And installed the deb package it created.
To get the installer to work, you need to pass the following arguments to the boot parameters:
That will also add the option to /etc/modprobe.d/local.conf so be aware of that once you fix it with the patch above. You will need to re-enable mode setting on the i915 module once you have a working kernel.
--Ramereth 20:42, 4 July 2010 (UTC)