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Graphics not working in L702X Dell XPS 17 while installing Linux Mint 12

January 30th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Looks like the faulty nouveau driver is creating the fault during boot up. Without nomodeset and/or acpi=off, booting leads to segmentation fault by the nouveau module. When I disable the nouveau module by blacklisting it under modprobe.d, I am able to boot up cleanly using the Intel Sandybridge Mobile graphics driver.  After updating the blacklist configuration, remember to run update-initramfs -u.

Code:
filename: /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-nouveau

# disable nouveau driver
blacklist nouveau
options nouveau modeset=0
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