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    Default Re: BT5r3 on Alienware m14x R2 - Problems with Intel HD4000 (Brightness + Resolution)

    Quote Originally Posted by santhrax View Post
    How can I find out? I got 2 - Intel HD 4000 (Core i7 3630QM) and the NVIDIA GT650m - I would like to use the Intel for normal desktop if that is possible.
    I also tried to install the xserver-xorg-video-intel driver from different ppa's.
    But when the i915 driver is load (ex. via modprobe i915) my screen starts flickering with all colours.
    The BIOS settings of your Alienware m14x laptop should have settings that allow you to control your VGA adapters.
    I think the most straight-forward approach is to try to disable the Nvidia card from BIOS. This way you'll know for sure that Intel is used. So you'll focus on getting it to work nice.

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    I don't have the options in BIOS

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    Only R1s have that BIOS option. R2 and R3s are Optimus only.

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    Default Re: BT5r3 on Alienware m14x R2 - Problems with Intel HD4000 (Brightness + Resolution)

    Try installing the nvidia propietary driver. Perhaps the nvidia video card is the one being used. That's perhaps why the module is not loaded (i915)...

    Also read the user's manual to see what card is being use by default or how the "Oh my god, here we go again", useless and so "problem issues" Optimus Tech works (at least in Linux)...

    Can't fix a problem without knowing what you have in your machine and HOW it works..Don't you think?


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    which info I should provide? also tested to install the propietary but then optirun isn't working anymore.

    I installed the driver from ppa:glasen/intel-driver

    during startx the i915 is loaded normally (see /var/logs/Xorg.0.log)

    but I have to connect an external screen via VGA to get a picture on screen. notebook still flickers

    lsmod: (after startx)
    Module                  Size  Used by
    rfcomm                 46309  12 
    i915                  452905  2 
    drm_kms_helper         40041  1 i915
    drm                   225891  3 i915,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit           13156  1 i915
    joydev                 17457  0 
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     31994  1 
    snd_hda_codec_ca0132    18236  1 
    bbswitch               13355  0 
    snd_hda_intel          33175  0 
    snd_hda_codec         110336  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_ca0132,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13554  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                92879  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    arc4                   12529  2 
    dell_wmi               12681  0 
    snd_seq_midi           13324  0 
    snd_rawmidi            29179  1 snd_seq_midi
    sparse_keymap          13526  1 dell_wmi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14436  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                60549  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    ath9k                 134009  0 
    mac80211              478885  1 ath9k
    snd_timer              28838  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14129  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    ath9k_common           13604  1 ath9k
    ath9k_hw              401846  2 ath9k,ath9k_common
    snd                    64384  10 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_ca0132,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    ath                    22992  3 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw
    atl1c                  40498  0 
    cfg80211              190023  3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
    rts_pstor             435118  0 
    soundcore              12598  1 snd
    psmouse                72820  0 
    sdhci_pci              18683  0 
    snd_page_alloc         18101  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    mei                    40623  0 
    serio_raw              13211  0 
    sdhci                  31728  1 sdhci_pci
    ath3k                  12862  0 
    uvcvideo               67221  0 
    btusb                  18371  0 
    usbhid                 46275  0 
    videodev               93508  1 uvcvideo
    lp                     17789  0 
    bluetooth             166564  5 rfcomm,ath3k,btusb
    hid                    97618  1 usbhid
    parport                44368  1 lp
    v4l2_compat_ioctl32    20896  1 videodev
    aufs                  183689  0 
    wmi                    18697  1 dell_wmi
    video                  18858  1 i915
    modinfo i915:
    root@bt:~# modinfo i915
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.2.6/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915.ko
    license:        GPL and additional rights
    description:    Intel Graphics
    author:         Tungsten Graphics, Inc.
    license:        GPL and additional rights
    srcversion:     951D8FD7124BD3EC25E7BD9
    depends:        drm,drm_kms_helper,video,i2c-algo-bit
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.2.6 SMP mod_unload 
    parm:           modeset:Use kernel modesetting [KMS] (0=DRM_I915_KMS from .config, 1=on, -1=force vga console preference [default]) (int)
    parm:           fbpercrtc:int
    parm:           panel_ignore_lid:Override lid status (0=autodetect [default], 1=lid open, -1=lid closed) (int)
    parm:           powersave:Enable powersavings, fbc, downclocking, etc. (default: true) (int)
    parm:           semaphores:Use semaphores for inter-ring sync (default: -1 (use per-chip defaults)) (int)
    parm:           i915_enable_rc6:Enable power-saving render C-state 6 (default: -1 (use per-chip default) (int)
    parm:           i915_enable_fbc:Enable frame buffer compression for power savings (default: -1 (use per-chip default)) (int)
    parm:           lvds_downclock:Use panel (LVDS/eDP) downclocking for power savings (default: false) (int)
    parm:           lvds_use_ssc:Use Spread Spectrum Clock with panels [LVDS/eDP] (default: auto from VBT) (int)
    parm:           vbt_sdvo_panel_type:Override selection of SDVO panel mode in the VBT (default: auto) (int)
    parm:           reset:Attempt GPU resets (default: true) (bool)
    parm:           enable_hangcheck:Periodically check GPU activity for detecting hangs. WARNING: Disabling this can cause system wide hangs. (default: true) (bool)
    Do I need maybe a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to get the notebook display working??

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