Dell Inspiron 1526 installs, but has some graphics issues

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  • Forrest Smith

    Lee,

    Glad things are mostly usable!

    Do you have any more info on what graphics are in that machine? The Athlon X2 series did not necessarily come with integrated graphics, if I recall correctly.

  • Lee Nipper

    I booted up a Windows7 and the Device Manager shows ATI Radeon X1200.

  • Lee Nipper

    And I found another page which seems to confirm the ATI Radeon, with perhaps an Xpress 1270 integrated graphic device: http://www.notebookreview.com/notebooks/dell-inspiron-1526/

  • Forrest Smith

    Lee,

    We've been working with Radeon X1200 (series) graphics recently here. Each model/graphics combo is unique, but I hope that we'll have some added stability soon on that platform.

    One potential tip: Run at a resolution lower than 1080p. We have an Optiplex 740 that tears and freezes at full HD, but does fine at 720p.

  • Lee Nipper

    Thanks for the update.
    I tried other display resolutions but none seem to clear up the problems.
    Linux Mint 17.2 works beautifully on same laptop, so I know this device can be supported well by CloudReady.

  • Forrest Smith

    We'll hope to improve on a future version Lee.

    Hopefully you have another machine to run CloudReady on in the meant time!

  • keith mills

    also desperate for this to work!

  • Travis Chapman

    I am in a similar boat. Installed v46.1.20 on an Acer Aspire 5516 notebook, which has ATI X1200 display graphics. It runs from the USB, but I am getting many triangles and disjointed images on the screen..some of the windows seem to become transparent. With some clicking, mouse movement, highlighting/mass text selection, and/or typing, the screen can occasionally redraw to be readable...but it's painful. I know this laptop is not certified to work, but an improvement in the graphics display would get my enthusiastic vote, too! I have been impressed with the potential in Cloudready, but do not have another spare laptop. I have tried all display resolutions available, but all demonstrate the same problem at 683x384, 819x460, 1024x576, 1366x768, and 1536x864.

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