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Fedora 19 intel driver, only vesa appears, gnome 3 is so slow

asked 2013-06-13 07:30:04 -0600

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updated 2013-08-01 23:33:38 -0600

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I have installed fedora 19 xfce spin then installed gnome 3.8. it is very very slow so i checked the settings and found that Graphics is VESA: intel sandybridge Mobile graphics is installed though. i should mention that i am not able to control the brightness, and if the laptop suspends the screen goes black and i can't do anything but to shutdown using the power button on my laptop.

HP Pavilion G4

lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
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here is a screenshot of the settings

eslammostafa gravatar imageeslammostafa ( 2013-06-13 07:30:42 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-06-15 08:02:27 -0600

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Okay here is the solution,

In kernel boot line remove nomodeset and replace it with acpi=force pci=noacpi this will make the grpahics driver + wireless work fine. for the brightness i wan't able to control it using my keyboard keys, but i installed xbacklight and now i can use:

xbacklight -set 30

or better "if you are using gnome 3" install the brightness extension for gnome 3

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What if you just remove 'nomodeset' ? That isn't a default boot argument.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-06-15 15:27:15 -0600 )edit

when i remove it and boot, i get a black screen, nothing else to do.

eslammostafa gravatar imageeslammostafa ( 2013-06-15 18:02:45 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-07-04 14:24:17 -0600

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Hi everyone, well for the brightness control i use a simple tweak

First i install xbacklight with

sudo yum install xbacklight

And then i add the command at the startup apps :

xbacklight -set 100%

where the number means the brigthness cuality, for example 100% means the highest brigthness of my laptop


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