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Old 11-20-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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VGA Output shuts down at boot with Integrated Graphics Chipset: Intel(R) 945GME

I have installed Xubuntu 9.10 on a small PC board where there is an Integrated Graphics Chipset: Intel(R) 945GME. On board there are two physic outputs: a VGA and a LVDS connector.
I must use the VGA connector to attach a screen with a resolution of 1024x748.
When I use the svga driver module of Xorg the monitor work, but because the driver is a standard vesa I cannot perform advanced operations like rotate the monitor.
When I use the intel driver I have the problem that the driver seems to disable the VGA port. This happens after some seconds after the Xubuntu loading picture.

Here is the xorg configuration file I tried to use:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     " Configured"
	Screen         "Screen[0]"
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
	FontPath     "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
	FontPath     "built-ins"

Section "Module"
	Load  "dri2"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "record"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"

Section "Screen"
        Device       "Device[0]"
        Identifier   "Screen[0]"
        Monitor      "Monitor[0]"
        DefaultDepth 24
        SubSection "Display"
               Depth      15
               Modes      "1280x720" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
        SubSection "Display"
               Depth      16
               Modes      "1280x720" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
        SubSection "Display"
               Depth      24
               Modes      "1280x720" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
        SubSection "Display"
               Depth      8
               Modes      "1280x720" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ColorKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "CacheLines"         	# <i>
        #Option     "Dac6Bit"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DRI"                	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoDDC"              	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShowCache"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "XvMCSurfaces"       	# <i>
        #Option     "PageFlip"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option      "LVDSFixedMode" "False"
       	#Option      "enable"        "true"
	#Identifier  "Card0"
        Identifier   "Device[0]"
	#Driver      "intel"
        Driver       "i810"
	VendorName   "Intel Corporation"
	BoardName    "Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller"
	BusID        "PCI:0:2:0"

	Option       "NoDDC"
	Option       "monitor-VGA" "MyVgaMonitorSection"
        Option       "MonitorLayout" "CRT"


Section "Monitor"
  DisplaySize  340 270
  HorizSync    30-80
  Identifier   "Monitor[0]"
  Option       "DPMS"
  VendorName   "DMI"
  VertRefresh  43-80
  UseModes     "Modes[0]"

Section "Monitor"
  DisplaySize  340 270
  HorizSync    30-80
  Identifier   "MyVgaMonitorSection"
  Option       "DPMS"
  VendorName   "DMI"
  VertRefresh  43-80
  UseModes     "Modes[0]"

Section "Modes"
  Identifier   "Modes[0]"
  ModeLine      "1280x720" 74.25 1280 1320 1376 1650 720 722 728 750
  Modeline       "1280x768" 79.464 1280 1360 1488 1664 768 771 778 798 -hsync +vsync
  Modeline      "1280x1024" 105.15 1280 1360 1496 1712 1024 1025 1028 1059
  Modeline      "1280x1024" 86.25 1280 1328 1360 1440 1024 1027 1034 1052 +HSync -Vsync
  Modeline      "1024x768" 64.11 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 795
  Modeline      "1024x768" 55.00 1024 1072 1104 1184 768 771 775 790 +HSync -Vsync
  Modeline      "800x600" 38.22 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 622
  Modeline      "800x600" 34.75 800 848 880 960 600 603 607 617 +HSync -Vsync

Section "DRI"
    Group      "video"
    Mode       0660
Here attached are the Xorg.0.log files:
Xorg.0.log is the svga xorg log;
Xorg.0.log.send3 is the xorg lig file with the intel driver.
Attached Files
File Type: txt Xorg.0.log.send.txt (36.1 KB, 5 views)
File Type: txt Xorg.0.log.txt (45.1 KB, 4 views)

Last edited by andreIsGold; 11-20-2009 at 09:18 AM. Reason: Attach Files
Old 11-20-2009, 02:26 PM   #2
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You have prevented people from answering you because they see 4 posts and think someone's answered you :-/.
There's piles of errors showing there. With any card you put in, run 'X -configure' Try also something like

grep -C3 -e 'WW' -e 'EE' /var/log/Xorg.0.log |less

That will give you the errors and warnings in pageable format. You are missing the i915 kernel module, so it disabled most of the graphics. You don't have your monitor described, so it can't set a mode. It's disabling your mouse and keyboard - strange. But you have silken mouse and macintosh mouse emulation set, so anything could be gpoing on. I'd go back to the default xorg.conf and then run X -configure. Try starting acpid at boot - it seems to want it (probably for the screensaver). READ THE XORG.CONF MAN PAGE.


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