Friday, September 18, 2009

jaunty jackalope Ubuntu 9.04 compiz blacklists my video card

I have a Dell Vostro 1310, with I believe, the intel 965 chipset. The video card was working fine with Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10 with compiz, but when I upgraded to Jaunty, the card was blacklisted. Don't know why, this link says some crap about video freezes etc.. I've never had any.. But it says to add the line:
to the compiz-manager file
This will remove the blacklisting check, and allow the card to render compiz effects..

Also make sure you have the CompizConfig Settings Manager package installed for tuning your compiz desktop.


jaunty jackalope Ubuntu 9.04 keyboard and trackpad freeze at startup

I hit this issue on my Dell Vostro 1310 after an upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04 aka Jaunty Jackalope - amd64. When I boot, most often, the onboard keyboard and mouse are dead. Most people reset and when it comes up again, it works. I had found the workaround in suspend/resume of the system. But honestly, it was a pain.

Finally found this bug:

The workaround mentioned there viz. adding the options
i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop

at the end of the list of kernel parameters in

works for me.