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Zero00 06-10-2014 03:30 PM

Intel Driver Issues
 
Hello all,

first time post and the first question :) I know enough to be dangerous with Linux but not enough to be useful.

I am learning network penetration with Kali 1.0.7 64bit which if I understand is based of Debian and hit a wall with it with my laptop drivers.

I have a Clevo W230ST that has a hybrid video card (IntelHD Graphics 4600 and a NVIDIA Geforce  GTX 765M), as I understand that the nvidia optimus is not supported fully without using bumblebee.

My main aim at the moment is to get the HDMI and VGA ports working so that I can extend the desktop and disable the laptop screen so that I can use two external monitors as my main screen.

at the moment if I use the VGA and the HDMI port its just clones the laptop screen and I think this is driver related.

lspci shows the following:
Code:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell DRAM Controller (rev 06)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell HD Audio Controller (rev 06)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 05)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Lynx Point High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev d5)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev d5)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev d5)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point LPC Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Lynx Point SMBus Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 11e2 (rev a1)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 135 (rev c4)
04:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 5287 (rev 01)
04:00.1 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 12)

But when I load the intel driver using PCI:0:02.0 in xorg it does not load and reports that they are no devices detected and no screens found in xorg.0.log

Want to the linux intel driver page and downloaded Libdrm - 2.4.52,
Libva - 1.3.0, vaapi intel-driver - 1.3.0 and configured and installed.

Confirmed with "lsmod | grep i9" that i915 module is loaded and when you load the intel driver in xorg is now lists alot more compatible hardware

Code:

[    6.979] (II) intel: Driver for Intel Integrated Graphics Chipsets: i810,
        i810-dc100, i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 854, 852GM/855GM, 865G, 915G,
        E7221 (i915), 915GM, 945G, 945GM, 945GME, Pineview GM, Pineview G,
        965G, G35, 965Q, 946GZ, 965GM, 965GME/GLE, G33, Q35, Q33, GM45,
        4 Series, G45/G43, Q45/Q43, G41, B43, B43, Clarkdale, Arrandale,
        Sandybridge Desktop (GT1), Sandybridge Desktop (GT2),
        Sandybridge Desktop (GT2+), Sandybridge Mobile (GT1),
        Sandybridge Mobile (GT2), Sandybridge Mobile (GT2+),
        Sandybridge Server, Ivybridge Mobile (GT1), Ivybridge Mobile (GT2),
        Ivybridge Desktop (GT1), Ivybridge Desktop (GT2), Ivybridge Server,
        Ivybridge Server (GT2)

I am now at a lost and think I have missed the point somewhere and am more then likely doing something wrong but can not think what to look at next.

long term I wish to replace my windows install with Debian with it and run a dual boot with Keli but before I start putting all that work in to in, I need to learn how to install the video drivers so I can use the system fully and make use of xfreerdp multiscreen so I can make use of works TS server.

any help given would be most welcomed.

EDDY1 06-11-2014 01:09 AM

In your menu under System Settings there should see Displays where you can enable the other monitors & set the default to turn off laptop monitor. Also uncheck "Clone Display".

Zero00 06-11-2014 03:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EDDY1 (Post 5186125)
In your menu under System Settings there should see Displays where you can enable the other monitors & set the default to turn off laptop monitor. Also uncheck "Clone Display".

Unfortunately no, if I go in to display it says "Unknown" and only shows one screen, but it does default its resolution to the lowest monitor.

So if i am just using the Laptop screen it goes to 1080p but if I plug both monitors in and reboot it lowers itself to a res the monitors can support but its still only a clone.

Did read about that I may need to upgrade xorg or and the kernel of Keli which I have not tried yet.

going to give that a go after work.

Zero00 06-11-2014 07:33 AM

Getting lost in a sea off dependencies... ripping Kali off and switching to Debian, Kali is very custom and I think I need to go to a standard set up before trying to do it all at once :)

Once I am back up and running I will try again and post back if / when I get the intel drivers working.

ondoho 06-11-2014 04:16 PM

i think that was premature.

next time, try setting up your monitors with xrandr or one of its graphical frontends, e.g. arandr (you can drag the monitors around and change their resolutions). once you find a setting that suits you, you can make it so that it gets applied everytime you log in to your gui.

Zero00 06-12-2014 03:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ondoho (Post 5186576)
i think that was premature.

next time, try setting up your monitors with xrandr or one of its graphical frontends, e.g. arandr (you can drag the monitors around and change their resolutions). once you find a setting that suits you, you can make it so that it gets applied everytime you log in to your gui.

Unfortunately the system does not detect any screens correctly and only finds one called "Unknown" the rest are just clones, tried xrandr and disper only show one active monitor and the VGA and HDMI where just clones and can not change.

Got a bit of movement with Debian wheezy, after installing was in the same position as with Keli, which makes sense as Keli is based off debian wheezy, but This post here claims success with the testing version of debian (Jessie), so I have upgraded to Jessie and from looking here it appears I need the higher version of xserver-xorg-video-intel and looking at all it depends on new packages as well.

Is they an easy way to upgrade to xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.21.15 where it will sort its dependencies and download and install or would it be better to try and build from source from Intel's website?

Zero00 06-13-2014 02:48 AM

Ok, So I finally resolved this, its a cop out but I have switched to Fedora 20 as it works out of the box, they was no reason for me choosing Debian apart from it matched what I was learning on with Keli.

Thanks for the help, at least now I can learn more then just video driver config :)


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