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    Question Running X with intel

    Good morning, afternoon, evening,

    My name is Sam and I'm new to Ubuntu. I've installed a panel PC with Ubuntu 9.04 desktop edition (Jaunty).
    I've update & upgrade the system by using the apt-get command, so I have the latest kernel (2.6.28-15-generic)

    My question:

    I can't seem to run X with the intel driver, only the vesa driver works.
    I have tried several drivers:

    1) apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel
    2) apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel-2.4
    3) The drivers available from the intel.com website (they don't seem to compile on Jaunty)

    Every time I start Ubuntu with driver "intel" I'm getting the message that ubuntu couldn't detect any usable settings, and that I can not boot (I can only boot in init 3)

    Another weird thing is that when I go to system -> preferences -> display
    I see in the display preferences: "Monitor: Unknown" (and my maximum resolution is 640x480)

    It says that my monitor is detected, but no usable configuration found.

    Anyone has any idea about this?
    Thanks on advance,

    Sam.

    Xresprobe:

    root@sas-desktop:~# xresprobe vesa
    id:
    res:
    freq:
    disptype:

    (Same result if I use xresprobe i810 or xresprobe intel)

    Dccprobe:

    root@sas-desktop:~# ddcprobe
    vbe: VESA 3.0 detected.
    oem: Intel(r)852MG/852MGE/855MG/855MGE Graphics Chip Accelerated VGA BIOS
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    product: Intel(r)852MG/852MGE/855MG/855MGE Graphics Controller Hardware Version 0.0
    memory: 32576kb
    mode: 1280x1024x256
    mode: 1280x1024x64k
    mode: 1280x1024x16m
    mode: 1024x768x256
    mode: 1024x768x64k
    mode: 1024x768x16m
    mode: 640x480x16m
    mode: 800x600x64k
    mode: 800x600x16m
    mode: 640x480x256
    mode: 800x600x256
    mode: 640x480x64k
    edid:
    edidfail

    Xorg.conf:

    See attachement (you can ignore the penmount block, it's for the touchscreen, that works)
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    Last edited by SAS_Sam; August 27th, 2009 at 08:14 AM.

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    Re: Running X with intel

    bump
    Last edited by SAS_Sam; August 27th, 2009 at 08:01 AM.

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    Re: Running X with intel

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    Re: Running X with intel

    and bump again, anyone that has ANY idea? Just a push it the right direction would be awesome.

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    Re: Running X with intel

    Hi,

    I Don't if it helps, but you could try.

    edit you xorg.conf

    and enter this text:

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Device"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Device "Configured Device"
    EndSection


    I have the same problem with "vesa".
    If the driver don't appear, usually it works.

    Regards

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    Re: Running X with intel

    Hello,

    thanks alot for the reply!
    Buf unfortunately it doesn't work

    I'm getting a dialog box that 'no usable configuration' was found.
    Then I can choose between repair, etc.

    Grts,
    Sam

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    Re: Running X with intel

    I have this kind of problem too But luckily my max-resolution is 1024x768, but on 8.10 it was even 1280x960, and Compiz worked too. After upgrading to 9.04 everything was ****** up, now this computer can't even read discs. But still it's usable, it's just that developing games is a bit frustrating with such a small resolution.

    So, when I have set Driver "intel", I get startup error that tells me that it failed to configure my device, and only way to use this computer is to select "use low-graphics mode". When I set Driver "vesa", it works greatly, but it's just that vesa has only standard resolutions, so I can't change it back. At least startup is faster by then...

    I attach my Xorg.log, there was something fishy in the startup errors, but I don't know where those logs are :S
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    Re: Running X with intel

    Quote Originally Posted by SAS_Sam View Post
    Hello,

    thanks alot for the reply!
    Buf unfortunately it doesn't work

    I'm getting a dialog box that 'no usable configuration' was found.
    Then I can choose between repair, etc.

    Grts,
    Sam
    Could you post up the contents of /var/log/Xorg.0.log ?
    100 buckets of bits on the bus,
    100 buckets of bits,
    Take one down, short it to ground,
    FF buckets of bits on the bus.

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    Re: Running X with intel

    Quote Originally Posted by erakko View Post
    I have this kind of problem too But luckily my max-resolution is 1024x768, but on 8.10 it was even 1280x960, and Compiz worked too. After upgrading to 9.04 everything was ****** up, now this computer can't even read discs. But still it's usable, it's just that developing games is a bit frustrating with such a small resolution.

    So, when I have set Driver "intel", I get startup error that tells me that it failed to configure my device, and only way to use this computer is to select "use low-graphics mode". When I set Driver "vesa", it works greatly, but it's just that vesa has only standard resolutions, so I can't change it back. At least startup is faster by then...

    I attach my Xorg.log, there was something fishy in the startup errors, but I don't know where those logs are :S

    Is there more to your xorg log? There should me some more stuff at the end.
    100 buckets of bits on the bus,
    100 buckets of bits,
    Take one down, short it to ground,
    FF buckets of bits on the bus.

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    Re: Running X with intel

    my xorg.conf is in the first post I've made (see attachement)

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