Aug 25, 2013 - 08:10am
First of all, THANK YOU for supporting Linux, it's much appreciated! :)
Now to my problem: I tried to use the intel-linux-graphics-installer 1.0.2 yesterday, freshly downloded from 01.org on a brand new install of Ubuntu 13.04. All seemed to go well, I was able to go through all the steps successfuly until the end. The installer then asked me to reboot and I did. The only problem is that after I rebooted I was still in VESA mode... It seems that the installation and creation of the modules is successful:
Now the X system seems to be completely unaware that something interesting is available:
Is there a step missing from the installer? How can I force X to use the intel driver?
Thank you very much!
this is really odd. Could you please provide more info?
I'd like to see full Xorg.0.log, also any conf that might be available on /etc/X11/
Also it would be good a dmesg output booting kernel with drm.debug=0xe
Thanks for your answer. Do you want me to post these files here or should I email them to you?
Whatever you prefer. Here or at
rodrigo.vivi @ intel.com or gmail.com
I'll email the compressed /etc/X11 and Xorg.0.log then I'll reboot with this kernel parameter and send you dmesg. Thanks again!
I'm posting this for the community, in case someone encounters the same problem I did. Thanks to Intel and specially Rodrigo who spent a lot of time helping to pinpoint and solve the problem.
It turns out that the problem was twofold. First in order to successfuly install Ubuntu 13.04 I had to use the nomodeset option. That option was recorded in the grub config and used at every subsequent boot. That didn't help. Once I removed the nomodeset option, I was greeted with a black screen, similar to when I was installing. The fix for that was provided to me by Rodrigo: add "i915.invert_brightness=1" to the kernel options at boot time. After that my HP 2000 notebook was using the accelerated Intel drivers and all was well. :)
Thanks again Rodrigo. Your help was invaluable and very much appreciated.