Re: Loading the i915 driver in the 3.2.6 kernel without adding unsupported PPA's
Originally Posted by James2k
First of all, let me thank you for your work, both for discovering all this and for putting it all together in this guide.
I also have a Dell XPS 15z laptop with 1920 x 1080 native resolution (which I currently cannot use), so when I stumbled here, I thought it was the solution I needed. I am trying to get this to work with kernel version 3.8.2 but I cant get past the first step. I can add the extra info to grub
But if i take out
i915.i915_enable_rc6=1 i915.lvds_downclock=1 i915.i915_enable_fbc=1 pcie_aspm=force
the boot freezes with the message:
I should mention that I could only see this message adding
[Firmware Bug]: ACPI(PEGP) defines _DOD but not _DOS
to the grub command line. Otherwise, the screen just goes dark and "frozen".
Most posts I see about this "freezing during boot" problem consider the problem "solved" by adding nomodeset to grub. I don't call that a solution at all since it leaves me stuck with VESA.
Thaks in advance,