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Hi everyone!

Im really new to the Linux World, but im really interested in.
I bought a book that is called "A practical Guide to Fedora and RHEL" by Mark Sobell. Its a good book and im learning lots of things.

Now, the book comes with a Fedora 15 i686 DVD. I installed the system following all the tips of the book, but im experiencing an issue with Gnome 3. Its allways in Fall-Back mode, and i cant go further than 1600x1200 resolution for the display.
It seems that there is a problem with my Integrated Sandy Bridge (HD 2000) GPU.

I dont know if I have to install any driver or something to make it work properly.
I have also read that kernel 3.1+ is the most "Sandy Bridge Friendly", but i have no idea on how to upgrade the kernel, and i dont know if that is ok or can cause other problems.



Any help will be extremely appreciated!
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In the terminal, you can check your kernel version with:
Code:
uname -r

You probably do need to install drivers. See if you can find them in the package manager. I'm not familiar with Sandy Bridge.
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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post

In the terminal, you can check your kernel version with:
Code:
uname -r
You probably do need to install drivers. See if you can find them in the package manager. I'm not familiar with Sandy Bridge.

My kernel Version was 2.6.41...
Also, I followed a tutorial to upgrade to 3.1, and now it does recognize the display at its default resolution (1920x1200).
However, Im still stucked with the Fallback mode, I cant experience the full Gnome 3 desktop experience.


Its obvius that I have to install some drivers, but I cant even found a guide/tutorial on how to install those "drivers"...
If anyone knows, or had a different experience with Fedora and Sandy Bridge, please tell me thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by sxulocktor View Post

My kernel Version was 2.6.41...
Also, I followed a tutorial to upgrade to 3.1, and now it does recognize the display at its default resolution (1920x1200).
However, Im still stucked with the Fallback mode, I cant experience the full Gnome 3 desktop experience.
Its obvius that I have to install some drivers, but I cant even found a guide/tutorial on how to install those "drivers"...
If anyone knows, or had a different experience with Fedora and Sandy Bridge, please tell me thumb.gif

I fortunately just got a sandy bridge laptop working. Truth is, you probably have the drivers you need.
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/xorg-x11-drv-intel

You might need libva so might want to run this:
Code:
yum install libva -y

I'm guessing (although it should be default in kernel 3.1) that KVM might not be enabled because it was disabled in your grub.conf

Edit your /etc/defaults/grub file (you'll need to be root) and remove the settings
Code:
nomodeset vga video

If you want to be really sure that it forces kvm, you can add this where you took out the other settings
Code:
i915.modeset=1

Backup your old grub
Code:
cp /boot/grub2/grub.conf /boot/grub2/grub.conf.BAK

Now rebuild your new grub
Code:
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub.conf

Restart to see if it works.
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I installed Livba, and still it doesnt work.

Also, fedora doesnt has Grub2 so the extra steps doesnt apply...


Im thinking about trying with Fedora 16 later...
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