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Old 08-12-2010, 03:44 AM   #1
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Question Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller on Dell Latitude e5510


Hi all

I have some trouble with my new laptop. The video card does not works very good. I am not able to enable intel driver so video card works only with vesa driver and 3d acceleration doesn't working.

Some information:

lspci
Code:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Code:
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Configured Video Device"
	Driver		"vesa"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
	Device		"Configured Video Device" 
EndSection
glxinfo | grep render
Code:
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
Command glxgears its ok but if I try to play with SuperTuxKart for example I cant cause its jerky.

Any ideas??
 
Old 08-12-2010, 04:31 AM   #2
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Driver "vesa"
&
OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer

are not good. Vesa is an old standard, dating back, iirc to that funny time when PCs were getting a little faster, and the ISA bus was a slow embarrassment. IBM held a meeting and explained how they were going to have the PS/2 so they could make money from the PC, and showed their standard with their patented board design fitting into their slots, and their plugs connecting to their sockets, and left the clone manufacturers long faced and angry. The clone guys let IBM go away, kept the meeting going and said '<4 letter word> that for a lark.' They started scribbling designs on the back of IBM's agenda & standard and we had the EISA bus; Engineers realised bosses shouldn't design circuits, and out came the vesa bus, which proved engineers couldn't design circuits either, as it had horrible interrupt problems. But it did 50Mhz, which was more than the PCI bus 33 Mhz, and offered the best graphics for a while, as long as you didn't put a hard disk on it as well. So standards were set, and software written.

We have moved on. Get the real driver for that Intel card, however pathetic it is. Try
lshal |grep -iC 10 video

and get a full description. Intel acknowledge the existence of linux, so you might be in luck with this.
 
Old 08-12-2010, 04:34 AM   #3
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This is the output of lshal |grep -iC 10 video

Code:
 system.board.product = '023HKR'  (string)
  system.board.serial = '/9B565N1/CN7016607S00G3/'  (string)
  system.board.vendor = 'Dell Inc.'  (string)
  system.board.version = 'A00'  (string)
  system.chassis.manufacturer = 'Dell Inc.'  (string)
  system.chassis.type = 'Laptop'  (string)
  system.firmware.release_date = '07/08/2010'  (string)
  system.firmware.vendor = 'Dell Inc.'  (string)
  system.firmware.version = 'A04'  (string)
  system.formfactor = 'laptop'  (string)
  system.hardware.primary_video.product = 70  (0x46)  (int)
  system.hardware.primary_video.vendor = 32902  (0x8086)  (int)
  system.hardware.product = 'Latitude E5510'  (string)
  system.hardware.serial = '9B565N1'  (string)
  system.hardware.uuid = '44454C4C-4200-1035-8036-B9C04F354E31'  (string)
  system.hardware.vendor = 'Dell Inc.'  (string)
  system.hardware.version = '0001'  (string)
  system.kernel.machine = 'i686'  (string)
  system.kernel.name = 'Linux'  (string)
  system.kernel.version = '2.6.32-24-generic'  (string)
  system.kernel.version.major = 2  (0x2)  (int)
  system.kernel.version.micro = 32  (0x20)  (int)
--
  info.interfaces = {'org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.LaptopPanel'} (string list)
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer'  (string)
  info.product = 'Generic Backlight Device'  (string)
  info.subsystem = 'backlight'  (string)
  info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_backlight'  (string)
  laptop_panel.access_method = 'general'  (string)
  laptop_panel.brightness_in_hardware = true  (bool)
  laptop_panel.num_levels = 16  (0x10)  (int)
  linux.hotplug_type = 2  (0x2)  (int)
  linux.subsystem = 'backlight'  (string)
  linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/virtual/backlight/acpi_video0'  (string)

udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_logicaldev_input_2'
  button.has_state = false  (bool)
  button.type = 'sleep'  (string)
  info.addons.singleton = {'hald-addon-input'} (string list)
  info.capabilities = {'input', 'button', 'input.keys'} (string list)
  info.category = 'input'  (string)
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer'  (string)
  info.product = 'Sleep Button'  (string)
  info.subsystem = 'input'  (string)
--
  info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_power_supply_battery_BAT0'  (string)
  linux.hotplug_type = 2  (0x2)  (int)
  linux.subsystem = 'power_supply'  (string)
  linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0A:00/power_supply/BAT0'  (string)

udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_logicaldev_input_0'
  info.addons.singleton = {'hald-addon-input'} (string list)
  info.capabilities = {'input', 'input.keys', 'button'} (string list)
  info.category = 'input'  (string)
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer'  (string)
  info.product = 'Video Bus'  (string)
  info.subsystem = 'input'  (string)
  info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_logicaldev_input_0'  (string)
  input.device = '/dev/input/event7'  (string)
  input.product = 'Video Bus'  (string)
  linux.device_file = '/dev/input/event7'  (string)
  linux.hotplug_type = 2  (0x2)  (int)
  linux.subsystem = 'input'  (string)
  linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/LNXVIDEO:00/input/input7/event7'  (string)

udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_power_supply_ac_adapter_AC'
  ac_adapter.present = false  (bool)
  info.capabilities = {'ac_adapter'} (string list)
  info.category = 'ac_adapter'  (string)
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer'  (string)
  info.product = 'Generic AC Adapter Device'  (string)
  info.subsystem = 'power_supply'  (string)
  info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer_power_supply_ac_adapter_AC'  (string)
  linux.hotplug_type = 2  (0x2)  (int)
--

udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/platform_i8042_i8042_KBD_port_logicaldev_input'
  info.addons.singleton = {'hald-addon-input'} (string list)
  info.capabilities = {'input', 'input.keyboard', 'input.keypad', 'input.keys', 'input.keymap', 'button'} (string list)
  info.category = 'input'  (string)
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/platform_i8042_i8042_KBD_port'  (string)
  info.product = 'AT Translated Set 2 keyboard'  (string)
  info.subsystem = 'input'  (string)
  info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/platform_i8042_i8042_KBD_port_logicaldev_input'  (string)
  input.device = '/dev/input/event5'  (string)
  input.keymap.data = {'e001:playpause', 'e002:stopcd', 'e003:previoussong', 'e004:nextsong', 'e005:brightnessdown', 'e006:brightnessup', 'e007:battery', 'e008:wlan', 'e009:ejectclosecd', 'e00a:suspend', 'e00b:switchvideomode', 'e00f:switchvideomode', 'e010:previoussong', 'e011:prog1', 'e012:media', 'e013:f23', 'e015:camera', 'e00c:f23', 'e019:nextsong', 'e01b:switchvideomode', 'e022:playpause', 'e024:stopcd', 'e06d:media'} (string list)
  input.originating_device = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/platform_i8042_i8042_KBD_port'  (string)
  input.product = 'AT Translated Set 2 keyboard'  (string)
  linux.device_file = '/dev/input/event5'  (string)
  linux.hotplug_type = 2  (0x2)  (int)
  linux.subsystem = 'input'  (string)
  linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input5/event5'  (string)

udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/platform_eisa_0'
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer'  (string)
  info.product = 'Platform Device (eisa.0)'  (string)
Thanks
 
Old 08-12-2010, 06:10 AM   #4
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What happens if you do use the intel driver?

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Old 08-12-2010, 06:13 AM   #5
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How can I use Intel driver? What I have to do?? Put "intel" instead of "vesa" in xorg.conf??

Thanks
 
Old 08-12-2010, 06:15 AM   #6
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Simply not having an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file should get Xorg to use the proper driver for your GPU. Otherwise, yes, you could force Xorg to try the intel driver by switching 'vesa' to 'driver' in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 08-12-2010, 07:15 AM   #7
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In both case I obtain a black screen after the boot...
However I see some line of the boot but when I would see the logon screen, monitor becomes black and bloc num and caps lock begin to flash (like a kernel panic??).

Note that I have to put some lines in grub.cfg otherwise I get the situation above. I add i915.modeset=0 xforcevesa.

Thanks
 
Old 08-12-2010, 07:23 AM   #8
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First, I would recommend reporting this to Ubuntu.

Second, you may want to try the xorg-edgers PPA for a newer version of the intel driver.

Adam
 
Old 08-12-2010, 07:43 AM   #9
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Sorry I made a mistake...

So in first case (without xorg.conf) ok I obtain a black screen and...

In second case X starts but says that cant find the module "driver" that we have put into xorg.conf and there are no way to reconfigure X.

How can I try with new Intel driver??

Many thanks!!
 
Old 08-12-2010, 07:54 AM   #10
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Sorry, but when I said:

Quote:
Otherwise, yes, you could force Xorg to try the intel driver by switching 'vesa' to 'driver' in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
I really meant:

Quote:
Otherwise, yes, you could force Xorg to try the intel driver by switching 'vesa' to 'intel' in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Having said that, if it didn't work without an xorg.conf file, there's something wrong. You can read about the xorg-edgers PPA here: https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa

Adam
 
Old 08-13-2010, 03:09 AM   #11
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Apologies, that lshal line should probably have been

lshal |grep iC10 graphics

http://intellinuxgraphics.org/download.html
You may just want the xf86-video-i810 package.
There were three devices that I remember: the
i740; the i810 - both very ancient and crap
i915 - just crap. These were the devices m$ wanted out of the system before they released vista, and they led to this difference between
Vista Ready (meaning they won't actually grind to a complete halt running vista) &
Vista Capable (meaning they will, so they nobbled vista to let them move)
 
Old 08-13-2010, 05:47 AM   #12
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I have already installed the package xserver-xorg-video-intel that supports intel i8xx and i9xx...

Output of lshal |grep iC10 graphics
Code:
grep: graphics: No such file or directory
What I have to do I dont understand?

Thanks
 
Old 08-13-2010, 03:58 PM   #13
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Quote:
Apologies, that lshal line should probably have been

lshal |grep iC10 graphics
You mean
Code:
lshal |grep "iC10 graphics"
?
 
Old 08-14-2010, 03:35 AM   #14
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OOOOPS! no, sorry, I actually mean

lshal | grep -iC 10 graphics

lshal lists all the devices, grep does a text search. That should do a case insesnitive search, & throw up the word 'graphics' and 10 lines of conrtest either side, which will all fit in a terminal with any luck.
 
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Will try and resurrect this thread as I just came across it and believe Im having the exact same problems as OP.

Code:
$ lshal | grep -iC 10 graphics
  pci.product = '5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller'  (string)
  pci.product_id = 15204  (0x3b64)  (int)
  pci.subsys_product_id = 1035  (0x40b)  (int)
  pci.subsys_vendor = 'Dell'  (string)
  pci.subsys_vendor_id = 4136  (0x1028)  (int)
  pci.vendor = 'Intel Corporation'  (string)
  pci.vendor_id = 32902  (0x8086)  (int)

udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_46'
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer'  (string)
  info.product = 'Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller'  (string)
  info.subsystem = 'pci'  (string)
  info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_46'  (string)
  info.vendor = 'Intel Corporation'  (string)
  linux.hotplug_type = 2  (0x2)  (int)
  linux.subsystem = 'pci'  (string)
  linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0'  (string)
  pci.device_class = 3  (0x3)  (int)
  pci.device_protocol = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  pci.device_subclass = 0  (0x0)  (int)
  pci.linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0'  (string)
  pci.product = 'Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller'  (string)
  pci.product_id = 70  (0x46)  (int)
  pci.subsys_product_id = 1035  (0x40b)  (int)
  pci.subsys_vendor = 'Dell'  (string)
  pci.subsys_vendor_id = 4136  (0x1028)  (int)
  pci.vendor = 'Intel Corporation'  (string)
  pci.vendor_id = 32902  (0x8086)  (int)

udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_46_drm__null__card0'
  info.capabilities = {'drm'} (string list)
  info.category = 'drm'  (string)
Can anyone provide me some assistance getting a half decent graphics with this Intel chip?
 
  


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