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Old 05-11-2012, 08:16 AM   #1
andyking35
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No Graphics Drivers Loaded for Asus P5E-VM HDMI


I have just installed Ubuntu 12 x86 and have applied all the updates.

However, no drivers have been loaded for the builtin graphics and sound cards for my Asus P5E-VM HDMI mothboard.

If i check System settings->additional drivers it says "no proprietary drivers are in use on this system" and System settings->details->graphics it says driver unknown.

This is my first migration to Linux from windows and after googling got a bit lost in how to do this. Any help would be greatly appreciated for a newbie :d.
 
Old 05-11-2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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There will be video drivers loaded, the open source intel video drivers.

System Settings-> Additional Drivers is for video cards (and some other bits and bobs) with closed source/proprietary drivers.

LOL @ System settings->details->graphics saying 'driver unknown'. It should be using xserver-xorg-video-intel. You can check that by running this command-

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i driver

You should see this (or something very close)-

Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so
 
Old 05-12-2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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I ran the command " sudo apt-get install mesa-utils" that I found in another post and now the driver name is displayed.

However, the screen is still green where it should be black e.g. if i play a video the borders are black. I put this down to the drivers but now dont understand why it still looks like this.
 
Old 05-14-2012, 06:39 AM   #4
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#$^#%^$ canoncial/ubuntu.

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Bug Description

The "mesa-utils" package which provides "glxinfo" is not installed by default so graphics system information is not available in the System Settings - > Details -> Graphics panel.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ls/+bug/964443

Seems that they should have known about it, but as usual canoncial is too busy 'fixing' unity and telling everyone who will listen how wonderful it is over _actually_fixing_bugs_. :|

The green/black problem I know nothign about. Probably best to start a new thread on ths issue.

As far as 'no sound' goes, (sorry, forgot about that last time) try going into the audio mixer. Motherboards/video cards with HDMI have a seperate sound controller in the video chip to control sound over HDMI. Sometimes the system will decide to use the video chip controller to output sound, and changing back to the onboard sound chip should fix it.

Last edited by cascade9; 05-14-2012 at 06:46 AM.
 
Old 05-14-2012, 06:54 AM   #5
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The command that I ran made no difference except to display the driver name.

With regards to the colour, i went to system settings -> color management and my tv (which is actually a Vistron DB26C-BD 26") shows up as a MS Telematica 32" for some reason. It says that no colour profile has been loaded for this device.

With regards to the sound, i have tried all the options in system settings -> audio and it refuses to work.

Seems ubuntu isnt really ready for use...
 
Old 05-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #6
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I'd really doubt that colour management is going to do anything for the green/black problem. Its for tweaking colour settings, not changing wrongly displayed colours.

As for sound, I dont know...The sound chip in your computer (RTL ALC883) should work with linux just fine out of the box. Playing with mixer settings cvan be nasty even if you know what you are doing, and ubuntu uses a different mixer to the distro I use (actually quite different sound software). It could be user error, or it could be some other problem. Sorry.

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Seems ubuntu isnt really ready for use...
Maybe, maybe not. It would make things easier if you had of described your problem from the beginning (green replacing black), and given us any other information that could help, like "my TV which I have hooked up to my computer via (insert *VGA, DVI, HDMI, displayport, etc*) is detected wrongly".

BTW, if you are trying to get audio over HDMI, its posible that your chipset does not support it. I know that none of the intel video chipset support audio over HDMI (under linux at least) a few years ago.

Ubuntu versions having issues this soon after release is nothing new. *thinks* "this soon after release" is rendundant, ubuntu is known for having many long standing bugs.

Maybe try debian? Its not any harder than ubuntu, and its a lot more reliable with less silly bugs....
 
  


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