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    dell vostro 1450 graphics not working properly

    hi

    i recently purchased a dell vostro 1450 laptop, it came preloaded with ubuntu 10.10. the config of the laptop is -
    corei3, 2gb ram, 320 gb hd, 14inch screen, intel corp sandy bridge integrated graphics.
    its working fine but , the visual effects are not working, when i go to system>preferences appearance>visual effects and change it to normal or extra it does not change.

    kindly help , whats the problem?

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    ubun2warrior

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    Re: dell vostro 1450 graphics not working properly

    My system is updated also, yet the visual effects can't be enabled, its really very annoying...

    i have faced similar problem with nvidia-graphics but there i could easily install the drivers and the visual effects could be enabled but here there are no additional drivers to install apart from broadcom wireless which is already installed..

    i searched google also there's no help available, the first link that i get on google is this very thread which i started...

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    Last edited by ubun2warrior; August 31st, 2011 at 01:04 PM.

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    Re: dell vostro 1450 graphics not working properly

    hi

    i tried fedora 15 live, its working fine with full graphics... and i think ubuntu 11.04 will also be working fine, i think there is some issue with linux kernel or something maybe... like on my old laptop ubuntu 11.04 and fedora just gave a black screen after booting... and when i i booted with nomodeset = 1 it was up and running but in low graphics mode.

    so may be now the older versions of ubuntu and fedora linux have some issues with new hardware like core i3, etc.

    my system has core i3 and sandy bridge integrated graphics

    can someone plz suggest some fix for this bcoz i am sure that it must work.. there's always some solution

    ubun2warrior
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    Thumbs down ubuntu 10.10 help

    hi

    i recently purchased a dell vostro 1450 laptop, it came preloaded with ubuntu 10.10. the config of the laptop is - corei3, 2gb ram, 320 gb hd, 14inch screen, intel corp sandy bridge integrated graphics.
    its working fine but , the visual effects are not working, when i go to system>preferences appearance>visual effects and change it to normal or extra it does not change.

    My system is also updated, yet the visual effects can't be enabled, its really very annoying...

    i have faced similar problem with nvidia-graphics but there i could easily install the drivers and the visual effects could be enabled but here there are no additional drivers to install apart from broadcom wireless which is already installed..

    i searched google also there's no help available, the first link that i get on google is this very thread which i started...

    i even tried fedora 15 live, its working fine with full graphics... and i think ubuntu 11.04 will also be working fine, i think there is some issue with linux kernel or something maybe... like on my old laptop ubuntu 11.04 and fedora just gave a black screen after booting... and when i i booted with nomodeset = 1 it was up and running but in low graphics mode.

    so may be now the older versions of ubuntu and fedora linux have some issues with new hardware like core i3, etc.

    can someone plz suggest some fix for this bcoz i am sure that it must work.. there's always some solution !

    ubun2warrior

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    Re: ubuntu 10.10 help

    no need of multiple threads for the same issue.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11204341

    which intel chipset it is ?

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    Re: ubuntu 10.10 help

    show
    Code:
    lspci |grep VGA
    and for kernel
    Code:
    uname -r
    ...should at least use 2.6.38.x for
    Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
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    Re: ubuntu 10.10 help

    Quote Originally Posted by realzippy View Post
    show
    Code:
    lspci |grep VGA
    and for kernel
    Code:
    uname -r
    ...should at least use 2.6.38.x for
    Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
    hi

    thanks for replying..
    the system has intel corporation sandy bridge integrated graphics.

    and the kerel is not 2.6.38.x its slightly less..

    i tried ubuntu 11.04 live the graphics was detected...

    so that sorts out the graphic problem..

    now i added cpu frequency and scaling monitor to the panel, by default it was set to performance mode.. and my battery was getting drained quiet quickly was it due to this? now i have changed it to on demand..

    also i have one more question should i continue using ubuntu 10.10(provided my laptop doesn't get damaged) or i use windows 7(which i will hate whole heartedly but might use if it saves my laptop from being damaged..)

    the laptop is providing hardly 2 hrs of back up although it should provide atleast 3.5 to 4 hours( the type of work i do mostly word, emails, ppts, etc)

    plz reply quickly.. its urgent.. i don't want to burn my laptop..

    ubun2warrior

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    Re: dell vostro 1450 graphics not working properly

    please show

    Code:
    lspci |grep VGA
    (didn't ask for fun )

    Why should your laptop get damaged?
    Too hot?
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    Re: dell vostro 1450 graphics not working properly

    hi

    this is the output of lspci | grep VGA

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    no it does not get too hot but the battery seems to drain rapidly and the cooling fan seems to be overworked..

    the output of uname -r

    2.6.35-30-generic
    regards

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    Re: ubuntu 10.10 help

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    no need of multiple threads for the same issue.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11204341

    which intel chipset it is ?
    some details for more clarification
    PROCESSOR
    Processor 2nd Generation Core i3
    Variant 2310M
    Chipset Intel Mobile HM 67 Express
    Brand Intel
    Clock Speed 2.1 GHz
    Cache 3 MB
    MEMORY
    Expandable Memory Up to 8 GB
    Memory Slots 2 (Unused Slot - 0)
    System Memory 2 GB DDR3
    STORAGE
    Hardware Interface SATA
    RPM 5400 rpm
    HDD Capacity 320 GB
    OPTICAL DISK DRIVE
    Optical Drive DVD RW
    PLATFORM
    Operating System Free DOS
    DISPLAY
    Screen Size 14.1 Inch
    Resolution 1366 x 768 Pixel
    Screen Type HD WLED Anti-Glare Display
    GRAPHICS
    Graphic Processor Standard Intel HD Graphics
    INPUT
    Web Camera 1.3 megapixel
    Pointer Device TouchPad
    Keyboard Standard Keyboard
    AUDIO
    Internal Mic Yes
    Speakers Integrated Stereo Sound
    COMMUNICATION
    Ethernet Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
    Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth Combo V3.0
    POWER
    Battery Backup Up to 3 hours
    Battery Cell 6-cell
    Power Supply 65W AC Adapter
    PORTS/SLOTS
    USB Port 3 x USB 2.0
    Mic In Yes
    RJ45 LAN Yes
    HDMI Port Yes
    VGA Port Yes
    Multi Card Slot 3-in-1 Card Reader
    MACHINE DIMENSIONS
    Weight 2.2 kg
    Dimension 342 x 244 x 34.7 mm
    Color Grey
    WARRANTY
    Warranty 1 year domestic Complete Cover
    IN THE BOX
    Sales Package Laptop,Battery,AC Adapter,User Guides and Manuals

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