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Old 10-25-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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Linux Intel GMA X3100


I Have a T61 Thinkpad, and I have a problem finding a Intel Linux driver for my gaphics card. Intel GMA X3100.
By the way I am on Ubuntu 12.10

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Old 10-25-2012, 01:31 PM   #2
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The driver should be installed by default on any recent distro.
 
Old 10-25-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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That's what I thought but at opening it gives me a message that I am running on low graphics mode.
 
Old 10-25-2012, 02:07 PM   #4
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What's the natural resolution of the laptop's screen?
 
Old 10-25-2012, 02:36 PM   #5
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thanks for your prompt response.
The resolution is 1440 x 900
 
Old 10-25-2012, 04:18 PM   #6
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Do you have a graphical login at all, or are you at a text login prompt?
 
Old 10-25-2012, 04:28 PM   #7
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Please start the system, then post the output of
Code:
lspci
lsmod
Please use code-tags (the #-symbol above the editor) to post the output.
 
Old 10-25-2012, 07:15 PM   #8
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Yes I have a graphical login.
How do i post LSPCI and LSMOD
 
Old 10-25-2012, 07:51 PM   #9
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Open a terminal and type in the commands. Keep in mind that Linux is case-sensitive, so you have to type in the commands with lower-case letters.
Since the output of those commands, especially the
Code:
lsmod
command, is rather lengthy it is advisable to put that output into code-tags to make it more readable and preserve the format.
To do that you either go to the advanced editor (Go Advanced-button below the Quick Reply-box), copy in the output of the commands, mark it and press the #-button above the text-box to enclose it in code-tags. You can also do it manually with writing out the code-tags and copy the output between them.
For example, the lsmod you can see in this post inside the code-box looks like this in the editor: [code]lsmod[/code]
 
Old 10-25-2012, 08:24 PM   #10
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Code:
paul@paul-ThinkPad-T61:~$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
dm_crypt               22402  0 
bnep                   17707  2 
rfcomm                 37276  12 
parport_pc             31968  0 
ppdev                  12817  0 
arc4                   12473  2 
snd_hda_codec_analog    75059  1 
snd_usb_audio         105028  1 
iwl3945                63695  0 
iwlegacy               87736  1 iwl3945
thinkpad_acpi          69337  0 
joydev                 17161  0 
coretemp               13168  0 
snd_usbmidi_lib        24225  1 snd_usb_audio
snd_hda_intel          32515  2 
snd_hda_codec         111547  2 snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_hda_intel
mac80211              461161  2 iwl3945,iwlegacy
pcmcia                 39509  0 
btusb                  17950  0 
snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
hid_generic            12445  0 
uvcvideo               71277  0 
kvm                   357806  0 
yenta_socket           27095  0 
snd_rawmidi            25382  2 snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_seq_midi
snd_hwdep              13272  2 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec
pcmcia_rsrc            18191  1 yenta_socket
videobuf2_core         32070  1 uvcvideo
snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
cfg80211              175375  3 iwl3945,iwlegacy,mac80211
snd_pcm                80163  3 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
bluetooth             183228  22 bnep,rfcomm,btusb
psmouse                84843  0 
snd_seq                51255  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
videodev               95841  2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
pcmcia_core            21505  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
snd_seq_device         14137  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
usbhid                 41702  0 
videobuf2_vmalloc      12756  1 uvcvideo
snd_timer              24411  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_page_alloc         14036  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
serio_raw              13031  0 
videobuf2_memops       13184  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
snd                    61991  18 snd_hda_codec_analog,snd_usb_audio,thinkpad_acpi,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_rawmidi,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_timer
hid                    82142  2 hid_generic,usbhid
tpm_tis                18208  0 
microcode              18209  0 
soundcore              14599  1 snd
nvram                  13986  1 thinkpad_acpi
mac_hid                13037  0 
lpc_ich                16925  0 
lp                     13299  0 
parport                40753  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
binfmt_misc            17260  1 
btrfs                 735321  0 
zlib_deflate           26445  1 btrfs
libcrc32c              12543  1 btrfs
firewire_ohci          35521  0 
firewire_core          57492  1 firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t              12627  1 firewire_core
i915                  461351  3 
wmi                    18590  0 
drm_kms_helper         45271  1 i915
drm                   230463  2 i915,drm_kms_helper
e1000e                174645  0 
i2c_algo_bit           13197  1 i915
video                  18847  1 i915
paul@paul-ThinkPad-T61:~$

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Old 10-25-2012, 10:09 PM   #11
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I fixed those code-tags for you, they have to enclose the code.

But anyways, as we can see the i915 driver and the dependencies for this driver are loaded, so the machine should work as intended. Do you get the low-graphics-mode warning every time?
 
Old 10-26-2012, 02:43 PM   #12
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Most likely at this point that it's a problem with xrander and defined screen settings...

See if you can go into the control panel setup app, and change resolution there...

Report back if your resolution is available and not default, or unavailable at all...
Also attempt another resolution. (it should revert if unavailable) and report that status...
 
Old 10-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #13
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Yes, I do
 
Old 10-28-2012, 07:29 PM   #14
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Quote:
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Yes, I do
You mean you can go into the control panel setup and change resolutions? Like JaseP asked, was your resolution available/default/unavailable?
 
Old 10-28-2012, 07:38 PM   #15
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I wil go check with the control panel and let you know.
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