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Clarion 07-09-11 05:22 PM

Alienware m14x display problems in Ubuntu 11.04
Hello everybody,
I bought a Alienware M14x three weeks ago. While I am quite happy with it, when I run Windows 7. I have great problems running Ubuntu 11.04 alongside with Windows. Always when I boot Ubuntu I get a Screen, where the left side is entirely black and the right quarter of the screen is white with vertical black thin lines. You can find a image on the following site: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/135/dscn2209v.jpg/

Ubuntu is running properly in the background as I hear the login sound. When I close the laptop and open it again I can circumvent the problem and Ubuntu shows normally.

As Ubuntu is running normally I assume that the problem lies in my graphic cards. Looking through the forums suggest several actions: update Kernel to 2.6-39.0, install bumblebee or update the Nvidia driver. I have problems finding Kernel 2.6-39.0, so I cannot install it, bumblebee doesn't help and installing the new Nvidia driver is actually worse as Ubuntu doesn't boot anymore after installation.

I would greatly appreciate any hel

Here are some specifications of my system. Let me know if you need anything else:

Alienware M14X
Intel Core i7 2720QM 2.2GHz (3.3GHz Turbo Mode, 6M cache)
GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
14.0 High Def+ (900p/1600x900) with WLED backlight
3.0GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M using NVIDIA Optimus technology

Thanks a lot!!

jeisom 07-10-11 09:10 AM

Re: Alienware m14x display problems in Ubuntu 11.04
You may want to run nvidia-bug-report.sh and post the report. I'm no expert but what driver do you have in your xorg.conf?

sandipt 07-12-11 05:11 AM

Re: Alienware m14x display problems in Ubuntu 11.04
We are unable to view provided image due to security reason. Please attach image as attachment file, nvidia bug report by running nvidia-bug-report.sh as root and reproduction steps.

RioRyan 09-28-11 11:27 AM

Re: Alienware m14x display problems in Ubuntu 11.04
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I have the same issue. I installed the recommended proprietary drivers and I got the exact same problem, and then when I tried to login it said that my system did not support the unity interface and I was reverted to classic. Ran the bug report, here are the results.

EDIT: added the image posted before, so you guys can view it. It's the same screen that I get when I first boot up ubuntu also.

RioRyan 09-30-11 12:45 AM

Re: Alienware m14x display problems in Ubuntu 11.04
Any news on this? I really want to have ubuntu working

sandipt 10-03-11 08:31 AM

Re: Alienware m14x display problems in Ubuntu 11.04
RioRyan, Have you tried any other driver , Does this issue reproduce with open source driver "nouveau", also reproduction steps ?

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