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saman_artorious 02-23-2013 02:29 AM

linux cannot detect my video driver
I am using ubuntu 11.10 on a intel series panel pc.
jockey cannot detect any drivers to install graphics.

here's some output,


dmesg | grep vga
[    0.253652] vgaarb: device added: PCI:0000:00:02.0,decodes=io+mem,owns=io+mem,locks=none
[    0.253683] vgaarb: loaded
[    0.253688] vgaarb: bridge control possible 0000:00:02.0
[  13.408908] vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:00:02.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=io+mem:owns=io+mem

as i check i guess the driver is installed by default, by i don't know how to assure its


# dmesg | grep -i controller
[    0.411384] pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.4
[    1.103839] ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver
[    1.103932] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: EHCI Host Controller
[    1.120525] ohci_hcd: USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
[    1.120562] uhci_hcd: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
[    1.120673] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.0: UHCI Host Controller
[    1.121306] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.1: UHCI Host Controller
[    1.121937] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.2: UHCI Host Controller
[    1.122565] uhci_hcd 0000:00:1d.3: UHCI Host Controller
[    1.123332] i8042: PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:PS2K] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1

druuna 02-23-2013 03:57 AM

What does the output of the lspci command show?

$ lspci | grep VGA

# and, with a bit more detail

$ lspci -vs $(lspci | awk '/VGA/ { print $1}')

saman_artorious 02-23-2013 04:06 AM


lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)


lspci -vs $(lspci | awk '/VGA/ { print $1}')
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
        Memory at fe980000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
        I/O ports at cc80 [size=8]
        Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Memory at fe940000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
        Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: i915
        Kernel modules: intelfb, i915

druuna 02-23-2013 04:18 AM

Your graphics card is detected (Intel Mobile 945GME Express) and there's also a module loaded for it (i915). You can check this by issuing:

lsmod | grep i915
I'm not a Ubuntu user, but I found this:

Package list must be manually refreshed before installing drivers

The "Hardware Drivers" tool (Jockey) requires up to date package lists before it detects and advertises necessary driver packages. Immediately after a new installation, these package lists will not be present. Before running Jockey for the first time, update the package lists using System->Administration->Software->Update Manager
Do you see anything in the log file? (/var/log/jockey.log)

Have a look here as well: jockey fails to install drivers

TobiSGD 02-23-2013 09:07 PM

Ubuntu comes with a driver for that video device by default. Since Intel does not provide proprietary drivers for Linux it is absolutely normal that jockey does not come up with anything related to that card.

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