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Old 02-24-11, 08:17 AM   #16
Emilb
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Default Re: Blank Screen on HP EliteBook 8540w with NVIDIA driver

At this point I'm considering sending this laptop back to HP since I am within the 30 day return window. The machine is certified Linux compatible by HP and the Quadro FX880M is officially supported by the Nvidia proprietary driver but you can't use DDC to control the display which is critical with the Dreamcolor panel. It's definitely a bug in the Nvidia driver since nouveau does let you control the display with DDC. Unfortunately Nouveau is too unstable for 3D use. And from what others have posted the 1800M doesn't even work at all with the proprietary driver even though it is listed as a supported chipset.

Can anyone from Nvidia comment on these issues? Is the issue even recognized and is there any chance of a fix?
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