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Old 09-17-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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Laptop+new monitor

Hello All,

I just bought a new monitor for my laptop and have some issues with it.

I had another monitor before, 24 inch samsung, had no problems with the gnome functionality at all, everything was working perfectly. Today I bought a new dell 23 inch glossy monitor. (I gave the samsung away)

The picture is amazing but I noticed that gnome is not working as smoothly as before. Minimize/mazimixe of windows is choppy also youtube videos are the same.

I did not upgrade anything before/after switching the monitors.

System and os:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description: Debian GNU/Linux 7.1 (wheezy)
Release: 7.1
Codename: wheezy

3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.46-1+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3901
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 44
Memory at d3400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at 4000 [size=64]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [a4] PCI Advanced Features
Kernel driver in use: i915

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 630M] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3901
Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 16
Memory at d2000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at 3000 [size=128]
Expansion ROM at d3000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>

I did not use the nvidia on linux before because there was no need. I installed the nvidia-detect package and it saw my nvidia gpu. I will install nvidia-glx now and reboot. I don't know if I should enable it from xorg.conf or sue bumblebee.. what do you recommend ?

Thank you


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