Upgrading the Laptop

I finally caved in to the silky sweet seductive tones of Docker. I can't risk the desktop as I need a working machine, but if the laptop is borked I just lose the ability to work away-from-home for a few days. I'm hoping to set up a whole suite of build/test containers.  If it works nicely I'll look at upgrading the desktop too.

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  1. Mike C. Fletcher

    Mike C. Fletcher on 07/25/2013 7:44 a.m. #

    Sigh, and on reboot to 12.10 X refused to start, likely because of the fglrx driver, but I'm not stopping to look, as I'm sure it will get de-configured when I go to 13.04 anyway.

  2. Mike C. Fletcher

    Mike C. Fletcher on 07/25/2013 9:59 a.m. #

    Seems that the Discreet Radeon 7730M in the Inspiron 15R segfaults on every Xorg start under 12.10 and 13.04. That's more than a bit annoying, as having a reasonable video driver/card is a big part of why I bought the 15R :( .

  3. Mike C. Fletcher

    Mike C. Fletcher on 07/25/2013 10:50 a.m. #

    I'm tired to fighting the bug now. The beta driver is supposedly 13.04 compatible, but it doesn't actually work. Apparently this is a bug in the interaction with the intel driver, such that every time the intel drivers are changed whatever voodoo amd does to get switchable graphics potentially breaks. Lots of workaround with downgrading the intel drivers, the udev library, etc. But for now I'll just accept the intel GPU and get to work.

  4. Mike C. Fletcher

    Mike C. Fletcher on 07/26/2013 8:34 a.m. #

    Laptop video is now fixed, you need to use https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fglrx-installer/+bug/1174278 to get it up, and then disable wireless-n mode in the wlan.

    Unfortunately, eric4 is just segfaulting, so I can't actually *use* the resulting machine for anything yet.

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