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Old 06-05-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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Install video drivers for Acer Aspire 5750G


The notebook has 2 graphic cards: Intel HD Graphics 3000 And NVidia GT 540M. Uses NVidia optimus technology for switching. For now I just want to install drivers for Intel card and 3D support.

I have Slackware 13.1

I compiled and installed the last kernel:

# uname -r
3.5.0-rc1-smp+

Xserver works, but there is no Open GL support. And I tried to install the drivers for my Intel video card. Downloaded 2 git repositories:

git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/driver/xf86-video-intel

git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/mesa/mesa

But none of them compiles. Intel writes:

Requested 'libdrm_intel >= 2.4.29' but version of libdrm is 2.4.23

Mesa writes:

Requested 'glproto >= 1.4.14' but version of GLProto is 1.4.12

Seems, that I must install some other stuff before. But what?
 
Old 06-05-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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The X components should fit together. Don't expect today's git versions to coexist nicely with other parts dating back april 2010 (this is just an example for libdrm).

xf86-video-intel is included in Slackware-13.1, as well as mesa.

If your Intel card is not well supported by Slackware-13.1's versions, my advise would be to upgrade to Slackware 13.37 or even to Slackware-current (whose X stack has been recently upgraded) instead of upgrading a few X components.

Other than that, AFAIK just try to compile new components as they are requested in compiling other ones... Done that to upgrade Nouveau, ended up with a working system.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 06-06-2012 at 04:53 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 06-06-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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After reading of /var/log/Xorg.0.log I found this:

Code:
[   171.799] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[   171.799] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[   172.609] (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"

[   172.656] (II) LoadModule: "intel"
[   172.678] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so
[   172.707] (II) Module intel: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   172.707]    compiled for 1.9.5, module version = 2.15.0
And then this:

Code:
[   172.913] (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
So, it found both video cards, but for can not activate GLX extension for NVidia: driver not found. How can I enable it for Intel?
 
Old 06-17-2012, 05:18 AM   #4
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In this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...driver-938020/

I found, that the guy solved the problem by upgrading Mesa, libdrm.

Can anybody explain me, how to do it?

I tried:
Code:
slackpkg upgrade mesa
But it didn't find any packages.
 
Old 06-17-2012, 07:28 AM   #5
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The guy in the linked thread upgraded packages Mesa and libdrm to the newer versions available in the /testing directory of Slackware 13.37.

But in Slackware 13.1 only one version of these packages was shipped , so "slackpkg upgrade" didn't find newer packages to install.

Furthermore the command "slackpkg upgrade" won't consider newer packages in /testing, unless you change directories' order in the PRIORITY array variable of /etc/slackpkg/slackpkg.conf, see "man slackpkg".

And of course packages intended for Slackware 13.37 are not usable on Slackware 13.1.

So I still suggest that you first upgrade to Slackware 13.37, then possibly upgrade libdrm and Mesa to the versions available in /testing.

Before upgrading to Slackware 13.37 read carefully the files UPGRADE.TXT and CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT in the root directory. Alternatively you could do a fresh install of Slackware 13.37 and move there you data and settings.

When you will be running Slackware 13.37, to upgrade libdrm and Mesa do this as root:
Code:
upgradepkg /path/to/slackware-13.37/testing/packages/libdrm-2.4.25-i486-1.txt
upgradepkg /path/to/slackware-13.37/testing/packages/mesa-7.10.2-i486-1.txz
Alternatively you could choose to stay on Slackware 13.1 and make yourself newer packages for libdrm and Mesa. To do that I would use the Slackbuilds and source packages available in Slackware-13.37/testing/source, then if all goes well replace the old packages by the new ones with the "upgradepkg" command. I can't guarantee this will work though, as I have no more Slackware 13.1 at hand.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 06-17-2012 at 09:28 AM. Reason: Added how to ugrade to Slackware 13.37 and the packages
 
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:03 PM   #6
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Merci, monsieur.

This is how I made it work.

1. Disabled NVidia graphics card in BIOS. Seems, that I need to install bumblebee to handle my dual graphic cards configuration. For now Intel is enough.

2. Uninstalled NVidia driver.

3. Downloaded and installed Mesa and libdrm from http://pkgs.org/.
 
Old 06-20-2012, 05:35 AM   #7
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Another thing here: after I disabled NVidia card, startx didn't run under common user. Only under root.

I fixed that by creating a file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/disable-composite.conf

Code:
Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Disable"
EndSection
What can be the cause of this behaviour?
 
Old 06-20-2012, 05:56 AM   #8
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Look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log would help to know why.

If you want to investigate, rename provisionally /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/disable-composite.conf so it doesn't end in .conf, type "startx" as a common user then type as root:
Code:
grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Or append Xorg.0.log to your next post.
 
Old 06-20-2012, 09:00 AM   #9
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grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log

gives:
Quote:
[ 16891.781] (EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)
Nothing criminal, fbdev is disabled in Slackware:

Here is Xorg.0.log. I removed good messages at the top to concentrate only on errors:
Code:
[ 17167.867] (**) Option "xkb_options" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
[ 17170.125] 
Backtrace:
[ 17170.126] 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x3b) [0x80e72fb]
[ 17170.126] 1: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0x5dbf5) [0x80a5bf5]
[ 17170.126] 2: (vdso) (__kernel_rt_sigreturn+0x0) [0xffffe40c]
[ 17170.126] 3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so (fbBlt+0xbe) [0xb70c392e]
[ 17170.126] 4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so (fbBltStip+0x73) [0xb70c46d3]
[ 17170.126] 5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so (fbGetImage+0x199) [0xb70c9a39]
[ 17170.126] 6: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libshadow.so (0xb70d4000+0xf7c) [0xb70d4f7c]
[ 17170.126] 7: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0x15f0af) [0x81a70af]
[ 17170.126] 8: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so (0xb72ce000+0x37d6b) [0xb7305d6b]
[ 17170.126] 9: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/dri/swrast_dri.so (0xaea09000+0x104e8) [0xaea194e8]
[ 17170.126] 10: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/dri/swrast_dri.so (0xaea09000+0x10527) [0xaea19527]
[ 17170.126] 11: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so (0xb72ce000+0x37ccd) [0xb7305ccd]
[ 17170.126] 12: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so (0xb72ce000+0x34422) [0xb7302422]
[ 17170.126] 13: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so (0xb72ce000+0x3529a) [0xb730329a]
[ 17170.126] 14: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so (0xb72ce000+0x3728f) [0xb730528f]
[ 17170.126] 15: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0x27e87) [0x806fe87]
[ 17170.126] 16: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0x1aec5) [0x8062ec5]
[ 17170.126] 17: /lib/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xe6) [0xb737fdb6]
[ 17170.126] 18: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0x1aaa1) [0x8062aa1]
[ 17170.126] Segmentation fault at address (nil)
[ 17170.126] 
Fatal server error:
[ 17170.126] Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
Seems, that libglx.so is causing trouble. Maybe, it's because I updated Mesa and didn't update X server?
 
Old 06-20-2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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Seems, that libglx.so is causing trouble. Maybe, it's because I updated Mesa and didn't update X server?
Maybe: whilst libfb.so, libshadow.so and libglx.so are provided by the xorg-server package, swrast_dri.so is provided by the mesa package
 
  


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