Linux on a Fujitsu U810 - Patch Intel Xorg driver

I hope this step will not be necessary in the near future, I hope within a month of this post.

See this newer post before continuing reading.

In order to patch the intel driver to have external monitor correctly working, theses are the steps to follow:

1. get all code from repositories, as well as latest intel driver code, which already includes the patch

apt-get source xserver-xorg-video-intel
apt-get build-dep xserver-xorg-video-intel
apt-get install devscripts

2. build the package

cd xserver-xorg-video-intel-VERSION
dch -l zmiq "Xorg-intel patched for external monitor on u810"
dpkg-buildpackage -b

3. install the created package
now you should have a file named like


in your directory; that's the package you need to install.

As root, run:
dpkg -i xserver-xorg-video-intel_2.6.1-1ubuntu1zmiq1_i386.deb

4. reboot

5. misc

- make sure the new module is installed at /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ (look for the date/time of intel_drv.so file)

- you must run steps 3 and 4 every time you upgrade the video-intel driver module using ubuntu's update manager, since it will install an old unpatched version; you may also unselect the xorg-xserver-video-intel driver package from the packages list, so it doesn't overwrite your made package

- at some point I had the effect that doing a single click on a mouse it made double click most of the times, so the effect was that instead of selecting items I was opening applications and documents. It seems it was a bug in ubuntu 8.04, which was solved by issuing the command, as root:

# dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

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