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Old 02-20-11, 12:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: Blank Screen on HP EliteBook 8540w with NVIDIA driver

Originally Posted by thwint View Post
How have you got the nouveau driver to work? I either have a very limited resolution of 800x600 or X doesn't start at all.

Do you have an xorg.conf file which could help me?
I am running the 64 bit version of Opensuse 11.3. Using nouveau with the stock kernel did not work properly. I grabbed the 2.37.1 kernel from and built that. I also force reinstalled the x server since I had messed around with the Nvidia proprietary drivers and they overwrite some of the files that the nouveau driver uses.

This produces a system with stable accelerated 2D and a working i2c implementation which lets me switch between the Dreamcolor presets and/or disable the dreamcolor engine entirely. I don't have the laptop with me right now but I will post up my kernel config and xorg.conf file later today when I have it.

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