I had installed Ubuntu 9.04 on an Optiplex 760. Everything went smoothly with the notable exception of the video drivers; the display worked, but was not perfect, the Compiz effect were not smooth and little glitches appeared now and then (sometimes some windows contents got garbled and you had to minimize and maximize the window to restore it).
This box features an Intel Video Chip reported by X to be
and by lspci to be
Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller rev 3
It turns out that in Ubuntu 9.10 is a much better, revised version of the intel driver. However, I did not wish to change to 9.10, and only install the intel driver. For this, I had to do the following:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
- Install necessary packages:
- Unfortunatelly, after installing the new intel drivers, the X server decided to use VESA instead of intel, and the resolution was completely wrong. To deal with this, I had to edit my /etc/X11/xorg.conf to specifically tell the X server to use the intel driver. Here is my xorg.conf:
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Now the display is perfect.