I bought a Lenovo a while ago, and installed Debian squeeze on it.
Now I managed to put a minimalistic GUI on it, but I think I can get much much more out of it. The problem starts with there are two graphic cards:
-an Nvidia GT635M
-and an Intel Graphics card of some king(I was unable to determine the driver, though I
read that intel has pretty good linux support, unlikke Nvidia)
I've got multiple problems: when I install the Nvidia driver , and try to use it the screen goes blank, sometimes white, sometimes black, with a flickering cursor. After a day of googling I decided to start with a fresh install and use the intel card insted, and just try to make compiz work on that, but the out-of-the-box driver for the intel card isn't enough for compiz, every time I try
compiz comes back with something along the lines of:
Fatal: Software rendering detected
and doesn't start. I tried to tweak it with xorg.conf, I generated a config file with
but It just made the screen blank, with a flickering cursor. I'm starting to give in to insanity after 2 days worth of googling, and so decided to write a question here before depression eats me.
My questions are:
-Is there a way for the Intel and Nvidia cards to work together with X in harmony?(I'm not giving up on it yet)
-Apart from that, how can I determine which driver do I need from Intel? all I got from lspci is it's an intel Corp. device 0166, rev9(whatever that means, search returned nothing) -And finally: How can I get compiz to work? (Even with a single card)
Any help would be appreciated!