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Old 07-14-2010, 10:06 AM   #1
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Unhappy Sony VPC-Z11 and intel video


Hello!

I have a sony vaio vpc-z11 laptop.
It has two graphic cards: intel and nvidia.
I am trying to use intel card.

The colors are very strange: in default framebuffer console the white color is being showed as purple color, default KDE screen looks very strange (fb and X)

Xorg.0.log: http://pastebin.com/NuKnr171
dmesg: http://pastebin.com/zeRtWqFw
lspci: http://pastebin.com/PdGPsv2e

I use Slackware64-13.1 and linux-2.6.34.1-vanilla.

What can I do?
 
Old 07-15-2010, 08:05 AM   #2
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Not sure why you would prefer the Intel card, because if I had to choose, I would choose nvidia.

Anyway, why not try installing the intel drivers from Salix:
http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/Download

They use a different version of the drivers that I've found to work much better.
 
Old 07-15-2010, 12:09 PM   #3
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I want to use intel because it uses less energy and isn't so hot as nvidia.

Thank you for the advice, I will try it next week.
 
Old 07-15-2010, 01:21 PM   #4
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I want to use intel because it uses less energy and isn't so hot as nvidia.
Seriously ? By how much ?
 
Old 07-15-2010, 07:51 PM   #5
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hot or not the nvidia is much better, those intels are terrible cards.
I have a thinkpad with an intel and I just hate it.
almost no 3D is rendered correctly (weird artifacts and colors break through the edges of objects)
if you only want to use it for a 3d desktop, it should be ok
if you want to do any gaming or real 3d stuff, you'll just be disappointed.
 
Old 07-17-2010, 08:53 AM   #6
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On Windows I have an extra hour on battery with intel card.

I understand, that intel card is bad: I had a laptop with it. But it is enough to use firefox and ssh.
For gaming, I will switch to the nvidia card.
 
Old 07-17-2010, 09:26 AM   #7
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What nvidia card is it, I'm sure you can enable 'coolbits' and underclock the card when you're not gaming. I know this for sure reduces both the temperature and the power consumption of the card ... I've done this for the temperature part in the past.
 
Old 07-17-2010, 03:41 PM   #8
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But the problem is not nvidia's optimisation; the problem is with intel drivers
 
Old 08-01-2010, 04:00 AM   #9
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[solved]

http://lowl.net/wp-content/uploads/2.../i915patch.txt - this patch helped for me.
 
  


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