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borisko 07-14-2010 09:06 AM

Sony VPC-Z11 and intel video

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)


I use Slackware64-13.1 and linux-

What can I do?

H_TeXMeX_H 07-15-2010 07:05 AM

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:

They use a different version of the drivers that I've found to work much better.

borisko 07-15-2010 11:09 AM

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.

H_TeXMeX_H 07-15-2010 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by borisko (Post 4034165)
I want to use intel because it uses less energy and isn't so hot as nvidia.

Seriously ? By how much ?

axobeauvi 07-15-2010 06:51 PM

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.

borisko 07-17-2010 07:53 AM

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.

H_TeXMeX_H 07-17-2010 08:26 AM

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.

borisko 07-17-2010 02:41 PM

But the problem is not nvidia's optimisation; the problem is with intel drivers ;)

borisko 08-01-2010 03:00 AM

[solved] - this patch helped for me.

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