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Old 03-04-2010, 01:20 PM   #1
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slackware-current and Intel driver

I upgraded to -current last night hoping to improve my Intel 845G graphics controllers functioning in X, I've had to use the vesa driver for stability. The upgrade was completed but KDE seems as slow as ever. Here's some snippets from Xorg.0.log:

X.Org X Server 1.7.5
Release Date: 2010-02-16
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Slackware 13.1 Slackware Linux Project
Current Operating System: Linux speedy 2.6.33-smp #2 SMP Sat Feb 27 20:12:16 CST 2010 i686
Kernel command line: auto BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=801 vt.default_utf8=0 i915.modeset=1
Build Date: 23 February 2010 02:14:00PM
II) LoadModule: "intel"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
(II) Module intel: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.3, module version = 2.10.0
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 5.0
(EE) module ABI major version (5) doesn't match the server's version (6)
(II) UnloadModule: "intel"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
(EE) Failed to load module "intel" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
(II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module fbdev
(II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
(EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)

It seems I'm still using the vesa driver, any ideas on why the intel isn't being used and how to fix it?
Old 03-04-2010, 01:43 PM   #2
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I think I see it:

I was using the 2.10.0 driver but it wasn't updated for the new server (1.7.5)???

I'm going to try getting a fresh 2.10.0 from the current tree??

Edit: I installed the new driver from current:


now X won't start. Here's the end of Xorg.0.log:

(II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module fbdev
(II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
(EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)
(II) intel: Driver for Intel Integrated Graphics Chipsets: i810,
i810-dc100, i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 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, Clarkdale, Arrandale
(II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 00@00:02:0
(WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
(EE) intel(0): No kernel modesetting driver detected.
(II) UnloadModule: "intel"
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Last edited by ngc457; 03-04-2010 at 02:28 PM.
Old 03-04-2010, 03:01 PM   #3
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This thread has a lot of stuff:

However, to cull the crud, and cut to the quick, and whatever to the chase and chaff, the bottom line is that member witek has posted packages here:

that should help you out....



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