Julian DeMarchi <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 09/13/2012 04:12 AM, lee wrote:
>> Everything works fine with the intel card unless you want to play games.
>> Its performance for that is pathetic at best, though even that works.
>> Other than that, it's only a pointer for the OP so he has an idea of
>> what he needs to look for and what he can try. If he's lucky, I'm wrong
>> and with the hardware he has, he can even switch /and/ have output on
> Pointer indeed thanks!
> So I have adequte video using the intel now.
> Here is what I ended up doing to get it to work.
> - compiled a 3.6 kernel using fakeroot. I ensured I build the image and
> header kernel debs
> - installed compat-3.6-rc5-c
> - configured /etc/modprobe.d/i916-kms.conf to have the contents
> options i915 modeset=1
> Following the above I now have intel i915 working fine at 1920x1080 and
> my ALX ethernet card working.
Hm I think you should be fine with the Debian kernel. There was also a
way to turn the second graphics card off --- that might not happen by
default and turning it off can increase the possible run time on battery
quite a bit. It's also nice because it can keep the temperatures down
so that the fan doesn't need to run so much. There are a lot of other
things that can be done for saving power; turning off the graphics card
is one of the simpler ones ...
> I still can't use the nvidia card, but I think these features will come
> with time. Patience... :-)
Hopefully these laptops aren't outdated before that happens ...
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