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intel-linux-graphics-installer for Ubuntu 14.04 (Dev version?)

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Lucas Silva

Apr 24, 2014 - 01:49am

  • I have been trying to fix my driver I have:


     VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)

    and my Ubuntu 14.04 is limited to


    xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
    Screen 0: minimum 1600 x 1200, current 1600 x 1200, maximum 1600 x 1200
    default connected primary 1600x1200+0+0 0mm x 0mm
       1600x1200      77.0*

    I cannot set the correct resolution.  I have been trying to update my Intel Driver but the installer does not work for Ubuntu 14.04.


    Is there any way I could build a development version so I don't have to wait for the release?



    Apr 24, 2014 - 01:49am
  • Hi - The 14.04 release of Ubuntu already contains the latest driver specified by the 2014-Q1 release of the Intel graphics stack for Linux, so the new installer (when it arrives) won't touch that part of your system.

    A couple of followup questions:

    Do you still have the old update for 13.10 installed?
    Which kernel are you running (output of 'uname -a')
    Which i915 module are you using? (output of 'modinfo i915')

    Apr 28, 2014 - 08:02am
  • Hi, I have the same issue - upgraded to 14.04 and cannot set 2560x1440 anymore :(

    Is there a way to do it without 14.04 installer?





    Here is some info about the system:

    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz

    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 (Intel® Z87 Express Chipset)


    $ xrandr
    Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 8192 x 8192
    VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    HDMI1 connected primary 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 596mm x 335mm
       1680x1050      59.9*
       1600x900       60.0  
       1280x1024      75.0     60.0  
       1280x800       59.9  
       1280x720       60.0  
       1024x768       75.1     70.1     60.0  
       832x624        74.6  
       800x600        72.2     75.0     60.3     56.2  
       640x480        75.0     72.8     66.7     60.0  
       720x400        70.1  
    HDMI2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

    $ sudo lspci -nnk | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0412] (rev 06)

    $ uname -a
    Linux callisto 3.15.0-031500rc2-generic #201404201435 SMP Sun Apr 20 18:36:18 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    $ modinfo i915
    filename:       /lib/modules/3.15.0-031500rc2-generic/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915.ko
    license:        GPL and additional rights
    description:    Intel Graphics
    author:         Tungsten Graphics, Inc.
    srcversion:     9F742E9C0EF79A64AF790CF
    alias:          pci:v00008086d0000162Dsv*sd*bc03sc*i*

      ... skipped lots of "alias:          pci:*"
    alias:          pci:v00008086d00003577sv*sd*bc03sc*i*
    depends:        drm_kms_helper,drm,video,i2c-algo-bit
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.15.0-031500rc2-generic SMP mod_unload modversions
    signer:         Magrathea: Glacier signing key
    sig_key:        81:31:4A:81:1B:2B:8D:AA:6E:BD:18:B7:A6:7B:08:83:7B:33:79:3B
    sig_hashalgo:   sha512
    parm:           modeset:Use kernel modesetting [KMS] (0=DRM_I915_KMS from .config, 1=on, -1=force vga console preference [default]) (int)
    parm:           panel_ignore_lid:Override lid status (0=autodetect, 1=autodetect disabled [default], -1=force lid closed, -2=force lid open) (int)
    parm:           powersave:Enable powersavings, fbc, downclocking, etc. (default: true) (int)
    parm:           semaphores:Use semaphores for inter-ring sync (default: -1 (use per-chip defaults)) (int)
    parm:           enable_rc6:Enable power-saving render C-state 6. Different stages can be selected via bitmask values (0 = disable; 1 = enable rc6; 2 = enable deep rc6; 4 = enable deepest rc6). For example, 3 would enable rc6 and deep rc6, and 7 would enable everything. default: -1 (use per-chip default) (int)
    parm:           enable_fbc:Enable frame buffer compression for power savings (default: -1 (use per-chip default)) (int)
    parm:           lvds_downclock:Use panel (LVDS/eDP) downclocking for power savings (default: false) (int)
    parm:           lvds_channel_mode:Specify LVDS channel mode (0=probe BIOS [default], 1=single-channel, 2=dual-channel) (int)
    parm:           lvds_use_ssc:Use Spread Spectrum Clock with panels [LVDS/eDP] (default: auto from VBT) (int)
    parm:           vbt_sdvo_panel_type:Override/Ignore selection of SDVO panel mode in the VBT (-2=ignore, -1=auto [default], index in VBT BIOS table) (int)
    parm:           reset:Attempt GPU resets (default: true) (bool)
    parm:           enable_hangcheck:Periodically check GPU activity for detecting hangs. WARNING: Disabling this can cause system wide hangs. (default: true) (bool)
    parm:           enable_ppgtt:Override PPGTT usage. (-1=auto [default], 0=disabled, 1=aliasing, 2=full) (int)
    parm:           enable_psr:Enable PSR (default: false) (int)
    parm:           preliminary_hw_support:Enable preliminary hardware support. (int)
    parm:           disable_power_well:Disable the power well when possible (default: true) (int)
    parm:           enable_ips:Enable IPS (default: true) (int)
    parm:           fastboot:Try to skip unnecessary mode sets at boot time (default: false) (bool)
    parm:           prefault_disable:Disable page prefaulting for pread/pwrite/reloc (default:false). For developers only. (bool)
    parm:           invert_brightness:Invert backlight brightness (-1 force normal, 0 machine defaults, 1 force inversion), please report PCI device ID, subsystem vendor and subsystem device ID to, if your machine needs it. It will then be included in an upcoming module version. (int)
    parm:           disable_display:Disable display (default: false) (bool)
    parm:           enable_cmd_parser:Enable command parsing (1=enabled, 0=disabled [default]) (int)

    May 07, 2014 - 11:58am
  • Same problem for me - only I can go up to 1920x1200, but unfortunately not to 2560x1440

    This is a Core i5-4570 on an Intel DH87RL with a Dell 2711 connected to the Dual-Link DVI-Port of the MB

    I did not uninstall the 13.10 update, because I did not remember I installed it when updating. How do I check if there are traces of the old driver lying around?

    uname -a:

    Linux blackhole 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:30:00 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    modinfo i915 (alias&parms ommitted):

    filename:       /lib/modules/3.13.0-24-generic/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915.ko
    license:        GPL and additional rights
    description:    Intel Graphics
    author:         Tungsten Graphics, Inc.
    license:        GPL and additional rights
    srcversion:     C6C6D0B5224D5DF3DCE1AE6
    depends:        drm_kms_helper,drm,video,i2c-algo-bit
    intree:         Y
    vermagic:       3.13.0-24-generic SMP mod_unload modversions
    signer:         Magrathea: Glacier signing key
    sig_key:        69:B0:D0:A7:9B:85:D9:06:21:70:6E:8D:06:60:4D:73:0B:35:9F:C0
    sig_hashalgo:   sha512

    May 08, 2014 - 06:37am
  • Hi - If the driver in 14.04 (which is more recent than the one in our last ubuntu release) doesn't
    support something the driver for 13.10 used to... then that sounds like a regression:
    You should probably report it in the advanced forum.

    Also, I will note again here that the upcoming driver won't contain a new driver for
    14.04, as 14.04 already contains the driver we were going to release.

    May 08, 2014 - 07:43am
  • I managed to work around this problem by booting 14.04 with the 3.11. kernel which was still left over from the 13.10. install. With Kernel 3.11 I can use the full resolution.

    Now I am not up-to-date with the linux graphics driver architecture of the day - last time I had to look at this stuff X11R5 was just replaced by X11R6 and all hardware communication was done by the X server itself. Nowadays I hear X itself is going to be replaced.

    So where do I report this bug? Ubuntu, kernel oder here?

    May 09, 2014 - 02:17am
  • In this case the Intel stack does not include an upated kernel i915 driver, and this
    sounds like a regression in ubuntu's shipped kernel, so you would probably be best
    served by reporting it to Ubuntu first.

    May 16, 2014 - 09:46am
  • Any ETA though?

    May 08, 2014 - 11:07am
  • The new installer should just have been released a few days ago, but note that there is no
    new graphics driver in this release (as ubuntu 14.04 already had the driver version that was
    going to be included in this Intel release), so if the the problem originates there, the installer
    and new Intel stack won't make any difference (this time).

    May 16, 2014 - 09:48am
  • hi friends can help me how can install these two drivers in kali linux
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107GLM [Quadro K1100M] (rev a1)
    i m new user of kali linux

    Jun 06, 2017 - 12:52pm
  • Hi - I'm not familiar with Kali linux in detail, but the Intel drivers are a native part of the Linux kernel.
    As long as your kernel version is up to date, you'll have the most recent version of the Intel Graphics driver.

    In the NVIDIA case there's a proprietary (binary blob) driver, but I don't know if Kali Linux packages it.

    Jun 13, 2017 - 06:07am