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How to load Nouveau KMS to fix a clicking noise

I have this problem about clicking noises coming from my left speaker. There were several posts about this and the power save. I was not able to get the powersave settings to "stick", but I think ...
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i915 frame buffer console cannot be set to 800x600? (Lubuntu 14.04)

I have an Intel Atom (N525, Cedarview) based mainboard which I'm trying to use with Ubuntu (Lubuntu, to be exact, but the problem should exist in the normal version as well). I use the kernel drm and ...
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Xorg doesn't detect graphic card in pure EFI boot

I'm trying to speed up the boot process in my iMac as much as possible. With Ubuntu 14.10 and kernel 3.16 I succeeded in booting the system by creating a small HFS+ partition, to be used as the ...
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Screen flickering with Ubuntu 15 on MSI PE 60 2QE

My new MSI PE60 2QE laptop mounts an Intel Integrated Graphics Chipset 5600 connected to a Samsung 156HL01-102 display. The display works perfectly when I boot with the "nomodeset" parameter in the ...
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Video blank on boot

Booting Ubuntu 14.10 on tablet with Intel Z3740 CPU, but when booting without nomodeset parameter, video blinks and goes black (backlight seems to be still on) after this message: fb: switching to ...
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What does -1 mean for modeset? What are other options for modeset?

I have a rough idea what KMS setting is: Kernel mode-setting (KMS) shifts responsibility for selecting and setting up the graphics mode from X.org to the kernel. When X.org is started, it then ...
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Resolution goes to 640x480 after disabling KMS

This Ubuntu 12.04 box happens to freeze all of a sudden under regular usage - anything seems to be able to make it freeze. In one effort of seeing what could fix it, I've disabled KMS (Kernel ...
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I need to add sections in xorg.conf, do I need to create it?

I understand that 10.10 / KMS does not use xorg.conf; however, I need to add the following to my xorg.conf in a Device section: Option "Capabilities" "0x00000800" Option "UseFastTLS" "off" Option "...
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How to run kvm/qemu on a virtual terminal with kms enabled

I deduce from the kvm howtos that this should actually work with sdl and a framebuffer, but I can't get it going. Doing kvm -cdrom tinycore-current.iso with normal user account on a virtual terminal ...
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How do I set the refresh rate used by KMS on the FOSS ati driver?

With KMS enabled on Xubuntu 11.04, my virtual terminals are running at 60hz, the default for my monitor, while my X desktop is running at 75, the refresh rate I specified in my xorg.conf. How do I set ...
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Can turning off drm_kms_helper polling affect screen brightness control?

I have a Samsung R430 notebook that has been running Ubuntu for close to a year, now. Since I've upgrated to Maverick, I've been dealing with little, but increasingly annoying issues, that put my ...
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Ubuntu on the Sony Vaio VPCY 21S1E

My girlfriend got a new Subnotebook for Christmas (Sony Vayo VPCY21S1E), which comes with an "Intel HD graphics" vga adaptor. When I try to boot the Ubuntu installer from USB, the screen goes blank ...
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What is Kernel Mode Setting? [closed]

What happens when KMS fails?