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Newer kernels use KMS by default, so you should move away from appending vga= to your grub line as it will conflict with the native resolution of KMS. However, it depends upon the video driver you are using: the proprietary Nvidia driver doesn't support KMS[1], but you can work around it. You should be able to get full resolution in the framebuffer by ...


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Check out: http://howto-pages.org/ModeLines/ , they have a good explanation of Xorg modelines. Then go to http://xtiming.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/xtiming.pl and input the specs for the size of the screen that you can use. This will give you a Modeline that you can add to your xorg.conf file. Fields 4, 5, 6, & 7 correspond to the following valudes: ...


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Analyzing the code you posted as well ass acpi_call leads me to the the conclusion that most probable candidates should be: echo '\_SB.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._OFF' > /proc/acpi/call to turn the card off and echo '\_SB.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._ON' > /proc/acpi/call to turn it back on again. You should be safe to test those, as the README for acpi_call states: ...


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In my experience the proprietary linux driver that nvidia offers can cause terrible performance issues with certain cards (especially older ones). The person that resolved their problem by reverting their driver to an older version is a good demonstration of the nvidia driver's regression problems. I'd recommend trying the open source nvidia driver known as ...


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SOLVED! Simple as that: /root/.bashrc had this inside: export GREP_OPTIONS='--color=always' Changed it to: export GREP_OPTIONS='--color=never' ...and restarted the root shell (of course; do not omit this step). Everything started working again. Both NVIDIA and VirtualBox kernel modules built from the first try. I am so happy! :-) Then again though, ...


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As far as I can tell from your problem description the correct term for what you want is "hybrid graphics" as you only use either adapter to power your monitor (actually any output), not both at the same time. An overview over tools for what you want can be found (for example) here. You may be looking for the tool bbswitch from the Bumblebee-Project. Yet, ...


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You can boot into single user mode or text-only mode, make the necessary changes, and then boot back into graphical mode. You can force booting into a specific mode when first turn on your computer by appending a number to the end of the linux line in GRUB2 (or the kernel line, in GRUB Legacy). When you boot your computer, press e at the GRUB screen (the ...


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I had no problems with the proprietary drivers on my previous FX 8600GT nor on my recently acquired GT430. Sometimes there are small problems, but nothing serious for me. I do some gaming on Linux, plus a couple of games with Wine, I have a lot of effects in KDE enabled and I use 1920x1080 resolution on my desktop. As far as graphics performance goes on ...


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Gaming: nvidia closed-source drivers outperform nouveau drivers. Here's a comparison between nvidia and nouveau on several nVidia GPUs, including the desktop version of your GPU: Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Linux Comparison


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The basic steps are: sudo apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms linux-headers \ nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig sudo nvidia-xconfig The last step is running nvidia-xconfig to set everything up. That should sort it all out, including blackisting the nouveau driver if you were using it. You'll have to reboot for it to take effect (well, ...


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Method #1 - From GNOME Control Center I usually just launch the Display applet from the GNOME Settings (typically under your username's pulldown in the upper right corner). BTW, you can summon the GNOME Control Center via command line using gnome-control-center. Example Laptop screen on left, VGA attached monitor on right     Now if I ...


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assuming this is a single-user system, and assuming that a HUP signal is sufficient (causes gnome-shell to restart itself) You need to put a hook script containing something like case "$1" in resume) killall -HUP gnome-shell esac into a pm-utils hook script, e.g /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/99hup-gnome-shell. This will send a HUP signal to any ...


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I also get the No DRICreatePCIBusID symbol error when I try to run X -configure on my system. Thankfully, I didn't really need to run it in order to make X run. These are the files inside my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/: 10-evdev.conf 10-monitor.conf 10-quirks.conf 20-nouveau.conf 10-evdev.conf and 10-quirks.conf came with the xorg-server package. ...


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Note that (as pointed out by Wieland H., this answer assumes a well-behaving video driver. Nvidia's proprietary driver (which used to be required for dual-head operation, I don't know if this is still the case with Nouveau) doesn't use the standard RandR extension, so if you use it most of my answer will be useless and you need to look for an answer that's ...


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I can't try it right know, but I found this answer to your question: fbgetty /dev/tty8 /dev/fb0 fbgetty /dev/tty9 /dev/fb1 Where: - /dev/tty8/9/n are the terminals you want to move - /dev/fb0/1/v are the framebuffer devices you want to use ... it should switch between your outputs Solution is taken from this forum thread: ...


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The nvidia driver has two parts, the kernel part and a userspace part. They have to match. Usually when you install the nividia driver it builds a the kernel part as a module. You may not have two versions of the nvidia driver installed, but there is the old module, or you are booting an older kernel from grub. See if there is a newer kernel you can select ...


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You are running the closed source driver. Maybe it has a bug. You could try to switch to an open source driver: Change in Section "Device" the Driver line to Driver "nv" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. At least this is where the configuration is stored in my Debian. You can search for a line like this in your log file: (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" ...


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Those sources might be outdated, which is very common in the FOSS community. Answer aping is also common, so outdated information can be spread years after its obsolescence. I will say the support is still considered a WIP, but it does exist. The project is called Bumblebee (its a play on optimus prime). The best guide I've seen online is at the Arch ...


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There is a solution which will surely do the job, but it might be painful. Compile and install the kernel you need with GCC 4.5, and then install the NVidia driver. It would be hard because compiling an own kernel is almost never easy, even if configfile is reachable. Possibly your system contains components which need that the kernel is compiled with GCC ...


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In ~/.nvidia-settings-rc, add a line (or change it, if it is there with a different value) like this: 0/InitialPixmapPlacement=0 and have nvidia-settings --load-config-only` executed on your session startup (some details). How to set this is desktop environment-dependent and only in the basic case (say, using a minimal or self-configured desktop ...


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Have you tried purging and reinstalling dkms? You could use apt-get purge dkms and that will also purge all the packages that depend on it, so you'll have to reinstall them afterwards. If you don't want the dependant packages purged too, you could use dpkg: dpkg --purge --force-depends dkms reinstall with the usual: apt-get install dkms FWIW, I have two ...


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Looking into the readme indeed helps sometimes :) This behaviour is intentional to give different users the chance to have their own settings. In short the nvidia-settings config file is stored in ~/.nvidia-settings-rc and can be executed by calling nvidia-settings --load-config-only at startup. For more details, here's the relevant part of the readme: ...


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You can do the following at the grub menu. 1. hit any key during boot to access the grub menu          2. edit the boot options Hit the "e" key to edit the boot options.          3. edit kernel boot options Using the arrow keys arrow down to the kernel line. Hit the "e" ...


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I think the problem here is that Fedora does not use sysV system runlevels anymore (I had similar problem with Archlinux) so above examples doesn't work anymore. Instead it uses systemd targets, which can be specified as following: kernel=vmlinuz parameter_and_so_on systemd.unit=multi-user multi-user boots into what is equal to sysV 3 runlevel. If that ...


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Bumblebee (used to switch between the nVidia card and the integrated graphics when you have Optimus) should work on Ubuntu (just add the PPA and install the packages). In Debian I didn't try, but this repo should work.


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A) Is it possible to dual boot with these different graphics drivers/hardware? Yes, Linux usually deals with different hardware extremely well and "just works". I built a vanilla linux kernel [an assignment for one of my classes] and it inserted its own drivers for each kernel version. Would it be possible to build another ubuntu kernel, make it in ...


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Usually you can manipulate the brightness by directly interacting with the appropriate interface within /sys/class/backlight/. There are files representing the current brightness, which you can both read from and write to. For example reading in the current brightness could look something like this: [root@vpcs ~]# cat ...


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Yes, the nouveau driver works, but it has to be explicitly selected in the Device section. When I saw the conflict between the nouveau kernel module and the nv driver (older nVidia driver, probably going away), I left the default driver "modesetting" as configured by Xorg -configure - never thinking the nouveau X driver would/could be used - until I read the ...


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At your output, you can see that it says Running synchronized to the vertical refresh. The framerate should be approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate. Since your monitor is presumably running at 60 Hz (as it's the case if it is an LCD, they don't care about refresh rates), this explains what you see, any other frames would be a waste of GPU ...


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Adding boot parameters to force different display modes may help. I've been able to get Fedora Core 17 up on my powermac g5 by forcing the display to use the DVI-I-2 interface and disabling the rest. http://www.mintppc.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=5497#p5497



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