Re: Dell Latitude E6410 - Upgrading to Backports Kernel
On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 06:50:42PM +1000, Ashton Fagg wrote:
> I've spent a few hours this afternoon mucking about with Nouveau
> trying to get it working (temporarily at least, just to check). I've
> had limited success in some areas and absolutely none in others.
> I firstly checked to make sure Nouveau was installed, which it was.
> I then killed the X server, backed up xorg.conf and changed the
> driver for the video card to "noveau". Followed by an "rmmod nvidia
> && modprobe nouveau". This left me with a text console. My machine
> was docked at the time, with my 22" LCD connected. The LCD on the
> laptop was flickery and the resolution on the LCD was all skeewiff
> (even in text mode). A "startx" brought up the desktop as expected,
> however I couldn't get my laptop's LCD to work in dual head mode (or
> at all for that fact) with xrandr. My external screen worked just
> fine though.
Try removing xorg.conf all together. It should not be needed in most
cases. The hardware will be (should be) auto-detected, which eliminates
the human error variable.