Posted by kd35a | Filed under Okategoriserade
I have recently (ok, a while a go, but I’ve been slow with updating this page) bought a new laptop, replacing the MacBook. I went for the Dell E6410 with a Core i7, 8GB RAM and a nVidia NVS 3100M graphic card. Of course went Windows 7 out the door fairly quickly, and in went Ubuntu 10.10 x86_64.
Unfortunately did not everything work out of the box (though Ubuntu made a lot better than Windows, not even the CD-player worked out of the box there…), so here i will try to collect some tips:
First of: graphics
When first booting Ubuntu, you will get a blank screen. This is caused by some collision between the nVidia graphic card, and the i915 graphic card that is built in in the Core i7. When booting up the Ubuntu CD, choose the language you wish to use, and then press F6 to get the advanced settings. Mark the option ”nomodeset”, and continue the install as normal.
After installation is finished, hold down shift while booting up, and the Grub menu will come up. Select the default entry, and press ”e”, replace ”quiet splash” with ”nomodeset” and continue booting.
Now when booted up, install the proprietary drivers for the nVidia-card, and edit in the file ”/etc/default/grub” so that you get ‘GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash nouveau.modeset=0 acpi_sleep=nonvs”‘. Now run ”sudo update-grub”, and everything should work as you want.
The next problem is the SD-card reader. Add the file linked from here to ”/etc/modprobe.d/”:
$ sudo wget https://launchpadlibrarian.net/53259856/latitude-e6510-cardreader.conf -O /etc/modprobe.d/latitude-e6510-cardreader.confAnd now run:
$ sudo rmmod sdhci_pci $ sudo rmmod sdhci $ sudo modprobe sdhci_pci
If anything is unclear, or you think I forgot something important, feel free to leave a comment :)