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Hardware - sidux with i915 (Dell e6410)

Crust - 15.09.2010, 01:20
Post subject: sidux with i915 (Dell e6410)
I'm having various problems with the i915 graphics.
Various freezes and black screens when using multiple monitors.
There seem to be various discussions on the web about this.
Is there anything I can do in aptosid to make things work?

Host/Kernel/OS "XXXX" running Linux 2.6.35-4.slh.9-aptosid-686 i686 [ sidux 2010-01 Ύπνος - kde-lite - (201006131622) ]
CPU Info 4x Intel Core i5 M 520 @ 3072 KB cache flags( sse3 ht nx lm vmx ) clocked at [ 2400.000 MHz ]
Videocard Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.7.7 [ 1280x800@60.1hz ]
Network cards Intel 82577LM Gigabit
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200
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Crust - 15.09.2010, 05:19
Post subject: RE: sidux with i915 (Dell e6410)
There are bug reports on most every distro, but the Ubuntu one seems to have the most info:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/607783

I couldn't find a Debian report that is as comprehensive.
Crust - 16.09.2010, 04:41
Post subject: RE: sidux with i915 (Dell e6410)
Am I the only one with an i5 chip and intel integrated graphics?
cleary - 16.09.2010, 05:03
Post subject: Re: RE: sidux with i915 (Dell e6410)
      Crust wrote:
Am I the only one with an i5 chip and intel integrated graphics?


One of the lucky few at least Wink

I'm still on core2duo + 945M
HeSaid - 16.09.2010, 13:34
Post subject: RE: Re: RE: sidux with i915 (Dell e6410)
i3 chip here with Intel graphics. Only issue is on occasion that, randomly, a small piece of a window decoration or border may disappear until I move the window.
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Neal
Crust - 16.09.2010, 18:54
Post subject: RE: Re: RE: sidux with i915 (Dell e6410)
HeSaid,

I have problems when using more than 1 monitor. Since I have to make many presentations, this is a big problem for me. Are you also using multiple monitors?
muchan - 16.09.2010, 23:49
Post subject: RE: Re: RE: sidux with i915 (Dell e6410)
ubuntu thread of your link suggests the solution at the end...
(compiling dmr-intel-next kernel with a patch)

otherwise, how about trying old sidux kernel?
(Debian does not have much report about this bug, because Debian has older kernel? Cool
Crust - 16.09.2010, 23:56
Post subject: RE: Re: RE: sidux with i915 (Dell e6410)
muchan,
Thank you for your reply. I do not have the technical ability to compile the dmr-intel-next kernel with a patch. Is this relatively easy?

I do not have access to an old sidux kernel that would work. Should I try the Debian kernel?
muchan - 17.09.2010, 00:18
Post subject: RE: Re: RE: sidux with i915 (Dell e6410)
compiling kernel is easy for people who have already done it. Smile
relatively not so easy for the first time, or like me, who didn't since long time. Smile
and you would need to learn to use git, to compile -next thingy, so it's not relatively easy. 8(

Don't you have any old sidux installation? if there is one, probably you have .deb packages
for kernel in /var/apt/archive. you can install with dpkg -i <packagename>.
If really no old sidux kernel is accessible, you can try with debian kernel for (testing for) the presentation...

anyway, if it is regression of current kernel, probably in some weeks, corrected version of kernel will be out... (either slh will pic a patch, or -next thingy goes into 2.6.36 or 2.6.37...)
until then, you can boot in old kernel, whenever you need multi monitor presentation...
HeSaid - 17.09.2010, 02:12
Post subject: RE: Re: RE: sidux with i915 (Dell e6410)
Crust
I have used an external monitor (large screen LCD TV) for presentations only a few times and they worked well on 32-bit sidux with Svideo-out and analog audio.

The only problem I had was with audio when using HDMI cable, but that's another matter.
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Neal
Crust - 17.09.2010, 04:44
Post subject: RE: Re: RE: sidux with i915 (Dell e6410)
muchan and HeSaid,

Thank you both. I'll try the debian kernel and also wait for a newer kernel.
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