Sony Vaio VGN-AW11Z/B (8 years old)
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo Processor T9400
Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT GPU
Memory Type: 4GB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz
During the initial install process I didn’t enable the Proprietary Graphics Driver option in list provided by installer, then when install finished, I rebooted but there was just a blank screen and no login.
So I repeated the install process, but this time I enabled the Proprietary Graphics Driver option. Installation completed and reboot was successful and could login to desktop OK, but I noticed a couple of problems…
Although I can login to Gnome desktop successfully, I can’t login to Gnome Classic desktop which is my preferred choice. The screen reverts back to username and password window again.
Also my Brightness Control Fn keys are not working, this may not be related to the brightness problem, so I have created a separate topic for this, see… https://forum.antergos.com/topic/5545/brightness-control-not-working-on-gnome-on-sony-with-nvidia-graphics
Here is details of my graphics…
$ lspci -vvnn 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : NVIDIA Corporation G96M [GeForce 9600M GT] [10de:0649] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:9040] Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx- Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx- Latency: 0 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 35 Region 0: Memory at d2000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M] Region 1: Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M] Region 3: Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M] Region 5: I/O ports at d000 [size=128] [virtual] Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled] [size=128K] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: nvidia Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidia
EDIT: I have just installed Antergos Gnome on my new DELL Inspiron 5559 laptop (with UEFI) …
- Processor: Intel Core i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2592 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
Integrated Graphics Processor: Intel® HD Graphics 520
Discrete Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon R5 M335w
The system is running very snappy so happy with the result, but I still can’t select and login to “Gnome Classic” desktop on this laptop either, only standard Gnome desktop is working. Has anyone seen this before?
EDIT2: I can see Gnome Classic in /usr/share/xsessions …
[[email protected] ~]$ cd /usr/share/xsessions [[email protected] xsessions]$ [[email protected] xsessions]$ ls gnome-classic.desktop gnome.desktop gnome-xorg.desktop [[email protected] xsessions]$ [[email protected] xsessions]$ cat gnome-classic.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=GNOME Classic Comment=This session logs you into GNOME Classic Exec=env GNOME_SHELL_SESSION_MODE=classic gnome-session --session gnome-classic TryExec=gnome-session Type=Application DesktopNames=GNOME-Classic;GNOME; [[email protected] xsessions]$
If anyone can give me some advice I would be grateful.