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Total Fail on Dell Inspiron 1420

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Oct 03, 2014 - 12:45pm

  • Just as an FYI...

    I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on an old Dell Inspiron 1420.  Everything was great until I installed the Intel Graphics Installer for Ubuntu.  Thereafter, the screen was almost too dark to use the computer.  I tried every remedy I could find via Google to no avail.  I then re-built the machine again and figured I would try installing the Intel Graphics Installer as my very first install and run it again to ensure what had previouslu happened wasn't a conflict with other installs such as Cairo, Open GL, etc.  Same thing happened again.

    For my purposes, this tool destroyed hours of configuration work and consumed hours of troubelshooting work.  I have to recommend doing a full system back-up before using this tool.

    Oct 03, 2014 - 12:45pm
  • Hm. That's a little distressing: If you don't mind my asking, what's the exact hardware inside the inspiron?
    The output of:

    lspci -vknn

    should tell us what we need to know.

    Oct 21, 2014 - 06:58am