Karmic freezes on my laptop

Asked by Vilson Gjeci

Installed Ubuntu Jaunty on my laptop Dell Inspiron 6400, but because the everlasting problems of Jaunty with my Intel 945GM graphics card I did an upgrade to Karmic Alpha 2. My graphics are working flawlessly but everytime i try to do something more than using my Firefox browser dhe laptop freezes and the activity light remains on. Any suggestion?
Thanks in advance.

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Ahmadi Anouar (ahmadi-anouar) said :

I have the same laptop, installed Ubuntu Jaunty, and my graphics are working without any problems! (Compiz, 3D...)
I think you should reintall Ubuntu 9.04 properly...

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Vilson Gjeci (vilsongjeci) said :

I installed and reinstalled it. Still nothing....

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Best pablitofuerte (pablitofuerte) said :

If you have reinstalled Jaunty, to fix your Intel graphic card issues, have a look to :

1) Open a terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal)
2) Enter the following command:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

3) Add the following two lines to the bottom of the file:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu jaunty main

4) Save and close the file.
5) Enter the following command at the command prompt:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys

6) Enter the following commands at the command prompt (each on their own

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

7) This will update your xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.6.3 to xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.7.1

8) Theres one step left:

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

You have to locate the "Device" section and activate "uxa" (Option "AccelMethod" "uxa")

Section "Device"
 Identifier "Configured Video Device"
 Option "AccelMethod" "uxa"

9) Reboot

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Vilson Gjeci (vilsongjeci) said :

Thanks pablitofuerte, that solved my question.