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Alienware 15R3 Full screen problem

Postby smbostan » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:23

Hello all ,

I have an Alienware 15R3 laptop that runs Sabayon 4.11.0 on it. I have been using this laptop for a few months now and I had this full screen problem since the beginning. When I watch a youtube video or play a game using a client such as steam or Scummvm I couldn't watch or play in full screen mode. On youtube, the monitor flashes black momentarily and repeatedly. When I play a game on full screen mode,system freezes or don't show any game content.

I don't have this problem when I use an external monitor by the way.

Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.


Output of lshw:
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targal smbostan # lshw  -short
H/W path       Device     Class          Description
====================================================
                          system         Alienware 15 R3 (0774)
/0                        bus            082CGY
/0/0                      memory         64KiB BIOS
/0/2c                     memory         16GiB System Memory
/0/2c/0                   memory         8GiB SODIMM DDR4 Synchronous 2667 MHz (0.4 ns)
/0/2c/1                   memory         8GiB SODIMM DDR4 Synchronous 2667 MHz (0.4 ns)
/0/30                     memory         256KiB L1 cache
/0/31                     memory         1MiB L2 cache
/0/32                     memory         6MiB L3 cache
/0/33                     processor      Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
/0/100                    bridge         Xeon E3-1200 v6/7th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers
/0/100/1                  bridge         Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor PCIe Controller (x16)
/0/100/1/0                display        GP104M [GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile]
/0/100/1.2                bridge         Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor PCIe Controller (x4)
/0/100/2                  display        Intel Corporation
/0/100/4                  generic        Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem
/0/100/14                 bus            Sunrise Point-H USB 3.0 xHCI Controller
/0/100/14/0    usb1       bus            xHCI Host Controller
/0/100/14/0/1             input          USB Receiver
/0/100/14/0/4             input          AW1517
/0/100/14/0/5             communication  Bluetooth wireless interface
/0/100/14/0/7             multimedia     Integrated_Webcam_HD
/0/100/14/1    usb2       bus            xHCI Host Controller
/0/100/14.2               generic        Sunrise Point-H Thermal subsystem
/0/100/16                 communication  Sunrise Point-H CSME HECI #1
/0/100/17                 storage        Sunrise Point-H SATA controller [AHCI mode]
/0/100/1c                 bridge         Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #1
/0/100/1c.4               bridge         Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #5
/0/100/1c.4/0  enp60s0    network        Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
/0/100/1c.5               bridge         Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #6
/0/100/1c.5/0  wlp61s0    network        QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
/0/100/1d                 bridge         Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #9
/0/100/1d/0               storage        Toshiba America Info Systems
/0/100/1f                 bridge         Sunrise Point-H LPC Controller
/0/100/1f.2               memory         Memory controller
/0/100/1f.3               multimedia     CM238 HD Audio Controller
/0/100/1f.4               bus            Sunrise Point-H SMBus
/0/1           scsi3      storage       
/0/1/0.0.0     /dev/sda   disk           1TB HGST HTS721010A9
/0/1/0.0.0/1   /dev/sda1  volume         500MiB EXT4 volume
/0/1/0.0.0/2   /dev/sda2  volume         330GiB Linux LVM Physical Volume partition
/1                        power          DELL MG2YH61n
/2                        power          To Be Filled By O.E.M.
/3                        power          Battery Name
/4             bond0      network        Ethernet interface
targal smbostan #
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Re: Full screen problem

Postby albfneto » Wed Nov 01, 2017 19:08

You used the new Sabayon, or upgraded Sabayon?
Your video driver is the default nouveau, or NVIDIA driver?
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Re: Alienware 15R3 Full screen problem

Postby smbostan » Wed Nov 01, 2017 21:17

I installed available monthly gnome distro and then updated it. I'm using NVIDIA driver version 384.90
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Re: Alienware 15R3 Full screen problem

Postby albfneto » Mon Nov 06, 2017 22:56

you NVIDIA board?

GNOME is somewhat "problematic" with some video boards.

your sabayon have an alternative "lighter" DE, example fluxbox?

when a session is opened under fluxbox, when the browser is opened and the youtube video is called, it reproduces good?
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