[Solved] Configure X on an HP Pavilion DV7

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[Solved] Configure X on an HP Pavilion DV7

Postby kikinovak » 2012-05-29 07:00

Hi,

I'm currently trying to install and configure Debian Squeeze on a client's HP Pavilion DV7. Usually I install and configure a minimal base system, then add sound, then X, then a minimal KDE, then only needed apps.

Base system is installed OK, I now installed the X server with Fluxbox for testing purposes.

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# aptitude install xorg mesa-utils fluxbox


I just gave it a try with 'startx', but out of the box, the Vesa driver is being used, so I guess I'll have to do some manual configuration.

First thing that puzzles me: there are two graphic cards installed in this machine:

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# lspci | grep -i vga
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Device 6740


There are some external monitor connectors on the laptop, so how is it? Is there one graphic card for the laptop's 17 inch screen, and one for the external monitor? In that case, which is which?

Any suggestions about how to proceed here?
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Re: Configure X on an HP Pavilion DV7

Postby kikinovak » 2012-05-29 10:12

I'll answer this myself, since I just found the solution. Simply (well, sort of) upgrade kernel AND X.org from Backports to use the Intel chipset. Reboot, and it works. 3D and all.
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