Ununtu 9 with Intel 815 chipset

Victor Roberts vdr at lighting-research.com
Mon Jun 15 19:41:49 UTC 2009

Brian McKee wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 2:56 PM, Victor
> Roberts<vdr at lighting-research.com> wrote:
>> Brian McKee wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 8:29 AM, Victor
>>> Roberts<vdr at lighting-research.com> wrote:
>>> The first thing to do is reboot and choose rescue mode, then the
>>> 'xfix' option and see if that helps.
>> Thanks for the additional suggestions.  When I booted the machine I
>> didn't get to the rescue mode fast enough so it booted normally.  I then
>> decided to see if I had set anything incorrectly in the desktop settings
>> so I right-clocked on the desktop and chose Change Desktop Background.
>> On that screen there is a tab for Visual Effects.  The default is
>> Normal, but I decided to choose None.  That fixed the problems I was
>> having.  I then tried to go back to Normal but the system seemed to have
>> problems finding the right driver and presented me with a screen with
>> all the same issues, so I left it at None, which is OK for now,
>> I have a Nividia card on order to replace the on-board Intel chip, and
>> will try that when it comes and report back.  (Will the system
>> automatically recognize the Nividia card once it is installed and I have
>> disabled the Intel card?)
> What you are saying makes a lot of sense.  There are outstanding
> issues with the Intel video (see the release notes for more info) that
> are much more likely to show up when you start enabling the extra
> effects.
> The system will recognize you've changed cards.  It will likely ask
> you if you want to use the proprietary drivers for that nVidia card.
> You should be able to use the extra effects then.
> Brian
> PS xorg.conf is pretty much empty because X self configures every time
> it starts.  You can still put things in there to override the auto
> config, but if you don't it usually works fine.


The Nvidia card arrived today and fixed all my display problems.

Thanks for your help.


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