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Old 06-06-2017, 05:52 PM   #1
MichaelHallager
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Slackware64 14.2 + Intel Iris 640 integrated graphics + DRM


I have previously used Nvidia before for Slackware and it "just works" but I now have this Intel NUC so that is not an option. The default driver works but graphics is a bit lousy and Netflix tells me to use an official Firefox (The same release works fine on my other machine). At this point I am assuming it's a graphics driver issue. I have looked at this site:
https://01.org/linuxgraphics
and note there does not appear to be a single downloadable executable like the Nvidia. Also, some of these packages are included in SW64 14.2 so I am cautious about rocking the boat this time.

So before I go for the big option, what support is included in SW64 14.2 and how do I install it?

Failing that, what is the easiest path to installing Intel's official drivers without breaking stuff?

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Old 06-06-2017, 06:42 PM   #2
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MichaelHallager --

Which Model Intel NUC do you have and what are the Specs ?

Some of the newer models may run better with Slackware64-current or maybe with a newer Kernel with Slackware64 14.2 ...

It all depends on the components.

-- kjh
 
Old 06-06-2017, 06:45 PM   #3
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MichaelHallager --

Which Model Intel NUC do you have and what are the Specs ?

Some of the newer models may run better with Slackware64-current or maybe with a newer Kernel with Slackware64 14.2 ...

It all depends on the components.
NUC7I5BNK
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/...nuc7i5bnk.html
 
Old 06-06-2017, 07:08 PM   #4
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MichaelHallager --

Here is another source for NUC7i5BNK Specs

I don't have any 7th Gen CPUs yet, but I believe the i5-7260U-Processor with the Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 might be happier with a newer Kernel ?

There are a few threads about Kaby Lake here on LQ or maybe another user can chime in ?

HTH

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Old 06-06-2017, 10:12 PM   #5
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Slackware64-current contains all the requirements for "2016Q4 Intel Graphics Stack Recipe" except intel-gpu-tools. "2016Q4 Intel Graphics Stack Recipe" shows the needed version of intel-gpu-tools as 1.17 and currently Slackware64-current has intel-gpu-tools-1.9.
 
Old 06-07-2017, 03:08 AM   #6
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Slackware64-current contains all the requirements for "2016Q4 Intel Graphics Stack Recipe" except intel-gpu-tools. "2016Q4 Intel Graphics Stack Recipe" shows the needed version of intel-gpu-tools as 1.17 and currently Slackware64-current has intel-gpu-tools-1.9.
Slackware-current has fixed several ills including the following:
1. Weird small fonts in KDE
2. DRM (Netflix)
3. Wired network interface now works without requiring Intel driver upgrade
4. Latest SW64 Firefox ESR 52.1.2 now works

I did not need to upgrade intel-gpu-tools.

The main issue I am left with now is the console fonts are tiny in CLI mode. I am using non-framebuffer mode.

Any idea how to fix this please?

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Old 06-07-2017, 03:55 AM   #7
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The main issue I am left with now is the console fonts are tiny in CLI mode. I am using non-framebuffer mode.

Any idea how to fix this please?
Code:
didier[~]$ cat  /etc/rc.d/rc.font
#!/bin/sh
#
# This selects your default screen font from among the ones in
# /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts.
#
setfont -v ter-120b.psf.gz
didier[~]$
You can try different sizes, like 22 or 24 instead of 20. Of course etc/rc.d/rc.font should be executable. To know more about the Terminus fonts, see /usr/doc/terminus-font-4.40/README.

To display all glyphs shipped in a console font:
Code:
showconsolefont

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Old 06-07-2017, 04:08 AM   #8
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setfont -v ter-120b.psf.gz
Thanks for that. For some reason this font does not appear to the listed in the setup script even after running fc-cache.
 
Old 06-07-2017, 04:42 AM   #9
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Thanks for that. For some reason this font does not appear to the listed in the setup script even after running fc-cache.
fc-cache works only for the fonts managed by fontconfig, and this does not include the console fonts in binary PSF format. And the Slackware script setconsolefont includes built-in lists of fonts, that do not include the Terminus ones. It could be rewritten to allow choosing separately the size of the font and its other characteristics, but I don't know if Patrick Volkerding would consider that worthwhile, as probably framebuffer's usage is increasing. In any case I think that as now the Linux console is UTF-8 by default, we could get rid of all the legacy fonts that do not include an Unicode mapping table. But, I digress, it seems...

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Old 06-07-2017, 04:45 AM   #10
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:47 AM   #11
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Many thanks for the useful responses. I was told this was a good forum and you has not disappointed. My NUC is now working as well as it's probably ever going to and it does what I want so I remain free of Windows for another day.

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