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Old 01-08-07, 07:07 PM   #10
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Default Re: Laptop screen unusable, corrupted, but X and VGA port work

Hi Guys,

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.

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