Friday, November 6, 2009

Overcoming Xserver issues on Ubuntu 9.10

Ubuntu 9.04 worked fine with 2.6.31 kernel. Switching between desktop applications was quick. This gave me the confidence of trying 9.10 again.

Xserver Freezing

Although the chipset in my system was 845 and I was not facing a blank screen on booting, I decided to use the recommendation of setting i915.modeset=0 for intel chipsets in the kernel options. Now, Ubuntu 9.10 worked well. However, the X server locked up once just before the end of the day.

Monitor Resolution Issue

For getting the monitor to work at 1280x1024 resolution, I had to add a mode line in xorg.conf file.

Progress but not yet perfect.

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