Jun 22, 2015 - 06:13am
I get NUC5i5MYHE, and tried to install linux on it, the problem is that I get the screen off after the bootlader, after searching I found that this is a problem of the intel graphics driver on linux, so Imanaged to install Ubuntu 14.10 using "nomodeset" parameter of the Grub, after installing Ubuntu14.10, I installed "Intel Graphics Installer for Linux 1.1.0", after rebooting my system, I still facing the problem that the screen goes off after the boatloader, how can I check that the graphics driver installed properly? how to get the my graphics driver work with linux?
Are you still booting with nomodeset? You can check which kernel module is in use with lispci -kvnn: You should see an entry for a
VGA Compatible … controller
which has a line like:
Kernel driver in use: i915
following. You can check where that module comes from with
modinfo i915 | grep ^filename
which should give a path with 'updates' and 'dkms' components.
The lspci info would also be useful in figuring out exactly what video hardware you have there.
In order to login I still use nomodeset, but recently, instead of using nomodesest, I managed to login through telnet connection from another device, when I logined with telnet, and after following your above guide, I get Kernel driver in use: i915, and with modinfo I get /lib/modules/3.16.0-23-generic/updates/dkms/i915.ko , actually as I have little experience in linux, I don't know what I should do with this info inorder to get a working screen?
Thanks for your support
Well, that indicates that you are using the drivers from the installer - if you supply the full output of the lspci command here (at least the part relating to the video controller) we'd have a bit more info to go on.
Might also be worth looking at /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see if there are any relevant error messages there.
Find below output of lspci -kvnn,
It also occurs to me that you're on 14.10, so 15.04 might already have better support - is there a particular reason you're on the older release?
Yes, I'm using 14.10, as the last release of intel linux graphics installer is supported on this version and no release for 15.04, for 15.04 there's a stack which I have to go through a compilation process which they decalre it's not easy.
I think you've misunderstood what the installer provides: The installer provides a newer version of the graphics stack than is on the target distribution by default - so installers that target 14.10 will upgrade 14.10s software packages, but not necessarily provide packags as up to date as those in 15.04.
The installer does not provide any secret or proprietary drivers.
Looks to me like it's not using or able to use the hardware and is falling back to a legacy graphics mode. I'll check with the developers to see when that card gets/got support in mainline.
Ok, according to the devs, that PCI ID has been supported since kernel 3.13 or 3.14, so it should work with or without the intel graphics installer upgraded packages.
They suggest the following:
- Check dmesg after booting with drm.debug=0xe added to the kernel command line
- Check the contents of xorg.conf or the related xorg.conf.d directory
- Try to remove nomodeset
- Try to force intel ddx in the xorg.conf file... in other words, something like:
Identifier "Intel Graphics"
Option "AccelMethod" "uxa"