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Ubuntu 13.04 32bit and ILGI 1.0.2: acts as if working but still uses VESA

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Laurent Chardon

Aug 25, 2013 - 08:10am

  • Hello,

    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:

    $ uname -a
    Linux HP-2000-Notebook-PC 3.8.0-29-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 13 23:12:18 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
     
    $ lspci | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
     
    $ lsmod | grep i915
    i915                  545385  0 
    drm_kms_helper         47056  1 i915
    drm                   235837  2 i915,drm_kms_helper
    video                  18894  1 i915
    i2c_algo_bit           13197  1 i915
     

    Now the X system seems to be completely unaware that something interesting is available:

    # grep module /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    [    15.348] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules,/usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules,/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    [    15.422] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
    [    15.422] compiled for 1.13.3, module version = 1.0.0
    [    15.423] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so
    [    15.437] compiled for 1.13.3, module version = 2.21.9
    [    15.437] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
    [    15.437] compiled for 1.12.99.902, module version = 2.3.2
    [    15.437] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/modesetting_drv.so
    [    15.437] compiled for 1.13.3, module version = 0.7.0
    [    15.438] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
    [    15.438] compiled for 1.12.99.902, module version = 0.4.3
    [    15.441] (II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
    [    15.441] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
    [    15.441] compiled for 1.13.3, module version = 0.0.2
    [    15.441] (II) Loading sub module "vbe"
    [    15.442] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libvbe.so
    [    15.442] compiled for 1.13.3, module version = 1.1.0
    [    15.442] (II) Loading sub module "int10"
    [    15.442] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libint10.so
    [    15.442] compiled for 1.13.3, module version = 1.0.0
    [    15.457] (II) Loading sub module "ddc"
    [    15.499] (II) Loading sub module "shadow"
    [    15.499] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libshadow.so
    [    15.499] compiled for 1.13.3, module version = 1.1.0
    [    15.499] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
    [    15.499] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
    [    15.499] compiled for 1.13.3, module version = 1.0.0
    [    15.500] (II) Loading sub module "int10"
    [    15.500] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libint10.so
    [    15.500] compiled for 1.13.3, module version = 1.0.0
    [    16.475] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
    [    16.490] compiled for 1.13.3, module version = 2.7.3
    [    16.495] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/synaptics_drv.so
    [    16.495] compiled for 1.13.1.901, module version = 1.6.2

     

    Is there a step missing from the installer? How can I force X to use the intel driver?

    Thank you very much!

    Aug 25, 2013 - 08:10am
  • Hi lordvader,

    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,

    Rodrigo.

    Aug 26, 2013 - 01:44pm
  • Hi Rodrigo,

    Thanks for your answer. Do you want me to post these files here or should I email them to you?

    Laurent

     

     

    Aug 27, 2013 - 09:47am
  • Whatever you prefer. Here or at

    rodrigo.vivi @ intel.com or gmail.com

    Aug 27, 2013 - 09:55am
  • 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!

    Aug 27, 2013 - 10:27am
  • 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.

    Aug 27, 2013 - 12:58pm
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