Re: Laptop screen unusable, corrupted, but X and VGA port work
Thanks so much for your postings on this thread. The same option "ModeValidation" "NoVertRefreshCheck" worked for me on another Alienware Area 51-m laptop!
I was running the Nvidia driver 8776 and all was well when I decided to upgrade to the then-current 9* driver. The compilation failed, complaining that it didn't know where to store some libraries. Uninstall also complained and didn't remove everything it was supposed to. I then entered a world of pain having to remove things by hand.
I next switched to the Debian unstable driver but couldn't get X to start up. After weeks of fiddling, your thread gave me the answer. Thanks again!
We should share our xorg.conf file to see what other Alienware Area 51-m users are up to in their configuration.