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Old 02-21-11, 09:08 AM   #12
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Default Re: Blank Screen on HP EliteBook 8540w with NVIDIA driver

Originally Posted by Emilb View Post
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.

1. Build
No need to "build" a kernel.

You can add the stable kernel repository to opensuse and install the latest stable kernel. (
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