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Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [Solved]

Postby obnascar » Mon May 10, 2010 15:29

I purchased a new Asus computer with Intel graphics and it will not let me install SL. The have listed the specs below. I attempted to install four different times. Only on my first try did it actually install but I knew there was something wrong with the graphics....everything I tried to do just ran very, very slow, like in slow motion. The other three attempts to install I could not get past the SL live cd boot menu. It then showed a very long and detailed error message. To make a long story short it was saying I need a graphics driver.

I know nothing about graphic problems, my graphics have always been successful on other computers that I have had. I do not know where to start when I can not get the distro installed because of the graphics. I maybe could follow instructions if I actually had SL installed on how to download and upgrade a driver, but unfortunately this is not the case. Is it possible for me to get SL installed if I need a graphics driver ? Does anyone know if my graphics have been a problem in Linux ?

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Mon May 10, 2010 16:41

Is the LiveDVD environment sluggish as well, or does the problem only occur when you install to the HDD?

I don't have the same hardware as you, so can only make some suggestions. Google shows that others have installed Gentoo to PCs with what appears to be the same video controller as yours (e.g. how to install (Gentoo) Linux on the Asus UL-30A laptop). Have you tried any boot parameters? Press F5 at the LiveDVD boot menu and try the following boot parameter:

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i915.modeset=1
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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics

Postby obnascar » Mon May 10, 2010 17:00

The live cd seems to be normal, is this possible the live cd would be ok but the install isn't ?

EDIT: No, I didn't try any boot parameters but I will try the one you suggested.
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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics

Postby obnascar » Mon May 10, 2010 18:15

I tried the F5 thing you suggested but it just went to a black screen.

But some kind of miracle just happen. I did another fresh install and guess what ??

MAGIC.....the graphics are working flawlessly this time. As far as I know I did not do anything different than I did in the first 3 or 4 installs that I did. If I did do anything different I was not aware of it. I will mark this solved but that is really not correct because I did not solve anything. But at least other users won't be entering this thread to help me.

EDIT: I later found I still have graphic problems and had to remove the [Solved] from the subject.
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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [Solved]

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Mon May 10, 2010 19:49

Very strange. Anyway, out of interest would you please list the following? Thanks:

- the model of your Asus PC
- contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf
- contents of /boot/grub.cfg
- contents of /etc/default/grub
- version of x11-base/xorg-server
- version of x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel
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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [Solved]

Postby obnascar » Mon May 10, 2010 20:58

Fitzcarraldo wrote:out of interest would you please list the following ?
- version of x11-base/xorg-server
- version of x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel

I sure will, but you will to instruct me on how to find out the above versions......thanks !!!
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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [Solved]

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Mon May 10, 2010 21:14

Sure: you could use the eix utility at the command line. So you would type:

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eix xorg-server
eix xf86-video-intel

If eix isn't already installed then you can install it via Entropy:

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equo install eix

and update its list of package data first before using it:
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eix-update


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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [Solved]

Postby obnascar » Mon May 10, 2010 22:19

Asus
model# - CM5571

xorg.conf
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Section "Module"
    SubSection  "extmod"
       Option    "omit xfree86-dga"
    EndSubSection
    Load    "i2c"
    Load    "ddc"
    Load    "vbe"
    Load    "dri"
    Load    "glx"
    Load    "synaptics"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
     Option    "AllowMouseOpenFail"    "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier    "Generic Monitor"
    VertRefresh    43 - 60
    HorizSync      28 - 80
EndSection


Section "Device"

    Identifier  "SabayonVga0"
    Driver      "intel"
    #BusID    "PCI:00:02"
    #Option "RenderAccel" "on"
    #Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
    #Option "BusType" "PCI"
    #Option "ColorTiling" "on"
    #Option "EnablePageFlip" "on"
    Option "UseEvents" "True"
    Option "LogoPath" "/usr/share/backgrounds/sabayonlinux-nvidia.png"

EndSection
   


Section "Screen"

    Identifier    "Screen 0"
    Device        "SabayonVga0"
    Monitor       "Generic Monitor"
    #Option       "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"

    DefaultDepth 24

    SubSection "Display"
        Depth      8
        ViewPort   0 0
        #Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection

    SubSection "Display"
        Depth           16
        ViewPort        0 0
        #Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection

    SubSection "Display"
        Depth           24
        ViewPort        0 0
        #Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection

EndSection


Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier   "Main Layout"
    Screen 0    "Screen 0"
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
   #Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection

grub.conf
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# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by /sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_fonts ###
### END /etc/grub.d/00_fonts ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
set default=saved
insmod ext2
set root=(hd0,3)
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9b31887e-14f1-4a84-a210-592ab712f87f
if loadfont /boot/grub/unifont.pf2 ; then
  set gfxmode=1024x768
  # vga= is deprecated, grub2 handles this just fine
  # making grub2 res == linux fb res
  set gfxpayload=keep
  insmod gfxterm
  insmod vbe
  if terminal_output gfxterm ; then true ; else
    # For backward compatibility with versions of terminal.mod that don't
    # understand terminal_output
    terminal gfxterm
  fi
fi
if sleep --interruptible 0 ; then
  set timeout=5
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_distro_theme ###
insmod ext2
set root=(hd0,3)
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9b31887e-14f1-4a84-a210-592ab712f87f
insmod png
if background_image /usr/share/grub/default-splash.png ; then
  set color_normal=white/black
  set color_highlight=magenta/black
else
  set menu_color_normal=cyan/blue
  set menu_color_highlight=white/blue
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/05_distro_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry "Sabayon GNU/Linux, with Linux x86-2.6.33-sabayon" {
   insmod ext2
   set root=(hd0,3)
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9b31887e-14f1-4a84-a210-592ab712f87f
   linux   /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.33-sabayon ro root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sda3 dolvm init=/linuxrc splash=silent,theme:sabayon console=tty1 quiet resume=swap:/dev/sda5 real_resume=/dev/sda5
   initrd   /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.33-sabayon
}
menuentry "Sabayon GNU/Linux, with Linux x86-2.6.33-sabayon (recovery mode)" {
   insmod ext2
   set root=(hd0,3)
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9b31887e-14f1-4a84-a210-592ab712f87f
   linux   /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.33-sabayon ro single root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sda3 dolvm init=/linuxrc splash=silent,theme:sabayon console=tty1 quiet resume=swap:/dev/sda5 real_resume=/dev/sda5
   initrd   /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.33-sabayon
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
menuentry "PCLinux 2010.1 (on /dev/sda1)" {
   insmod ext2
   set root=(hd0,1)
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set f3d75c76-ece9-4c83-abc9-eb1f16f220b5
   linux /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=UUID=f3d75c76-ece9-4c83-abc9-eb1f16f220b5 noapic nolapic acpi=off resume=UUID=0a213d43-54d1-4cca-a075-0bec4a6980e3
   initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img
}
menuentry "failsafe (on /dev/sda1)" {
   insmod ext2
   set root=(hd0,1)
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set f3d75c76-ece9-4c83-abc9-eb1f16f220b5
   linux /boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=UUID=f3d75c76-ece9-4c83-abc9-eb1f16f220b5 noapic nolapic failsafe acpi=off
   initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img
}
menuentry "Pardus 2009.1 (sda2) (on /dev/sda2)" {
   insmod ext2
   set root=(hd0,2)
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 036f9491-8c32-41c1-adae-49ae6ab9647e
   linux /boot/kernel-2.6.31.11-130 splash=silent quiet vga=0x317
   initrd (hd0,1)/boot/initramfs-2.6.31.11-130
}
menuentry "DreamLinux 3.5 (on /dev/sda7)" {
   insmod ext2
   set root=(hd0,7)
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b0a7a3ed-263c-467a-a64f-043bdf427155
   linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28.5-1-i686-dream root=/dev/sda7 vga=791 splash=silent,fadein,theme=default console=tty1 ro quiet resume=/dev/sda5
   initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28.5-1-i686-dream
}
menuentry "DreamLinux 3.5 (recovery mode) (on /dev/sda7)" {
   insmod ext2
   set root=(hd0,7)
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b0a7a3ed-263c-467a-a64f-043bdf427155
   linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28.5-1-i686-dream root=/dev/sda7 vga=791 splash=silent,fadein,theme=default console=tty1 ro single
   initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28.5-1-i686-dream
}
menuentry "DreamLinux 3.5 memtest86+.bin (on /dev/sda7)" {
   insmod ext2
   set root=(hd0,7)
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set b0a7a3ed-263c-467a-a64f-043bdf427155
   linux /boot/memtest86+.bin
}
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

/etc/default/grub
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# /etc/default/grub
# If you change this file, run 'grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.

GRUB_DEFAULT=saved
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="Sabayon"
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=5

# Add your extra parameters here below
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=""
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sda3 dolvm init=/linuxrc splash=silent,theme:sabayon console=tty1 quiet resume=swap:/dev/sda5 real_resume=/dev/sda5"

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
# GRUB_TERMINAL=console

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entrys
# GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_RECOVERY="false"

# Default wallpaper image path
GRUB_WALLPAPER="/usr/share/grub/default-splash.png"

# Boot menu option normal color
GRUB_COLOR_NORMAL="white/black"

# Boot menu option "highlight" color
GRUB_COLOR_HIGHLIGHT="magenta/black"

# DO NOT REMOVE THIS IF YOUR GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX IS EMPTY

- version of x11-base/xorg-server
- version of x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel
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sabayon ~ # equo install eix
>>  @@ Installation complete.
>>  @@ Configuration files scan complete.
>> There are 2 configuration file(s) needing update.
sabayon ~ # eix-update
Reading Portage settings ..
Building database (/var/cache/eix) ..
[0] "gentoo" /usr/portage/ (cache: metadata-flat)
     Reading category 153|153 (100%) EMPTY!
[1] "sabayon" /var/lib/layman/sabayon (cache: parse|ebuild*#metadata-flat#assign)
     Reading category 153|153 (100%) EMPTY!
Applying masks ..
Calculating hash tables ..
Writing database file /var/cache/eix ..
Database contains 0 packages in 153 categories.
sabayon ~ # eix xorg-server
No matches found.
sabayon ~ # eix xf86-video-intel
No matches found.


Ok, besides this, I am sorry but I will be removing the [solved] from this thread. Now that I have been navigating around getting this info I provided I find that I still do have graphic problems, but at least I do have SL installed and have the capability to download/upgrade graphic drivers. All task are extremly slow and when draggin windows ect they look like an accordian.
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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Mon May 10, 2010 22:28

The eix command did not return any results because I forgot to tell you to synchronise (update) your Portage tree first:

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emerge --sync
layman -S
eix-update
eix xf86-video-intel
eix xorg-server
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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics

Postby obnascar » Mon May 10, 2010 23:16

xf86-video-intel
xorg-server
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 # eix xf86-video-intel
[U] x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel
     Available versions:  2.8.1 2.9.1 (~)2.10.0-r1 (~)2.11.0 (~)2.11.0-r1[1] {debug dri}
     Installed versions:  2.9.0(04:47:14 PM 05/10/2010)(dri -debug)
     Homepage:            http://xorg.freedesktop.org/
     Description:         X.Org driver for Intel cards
[1] "sabayon" /var/lib/layman/sabayon

# eix xorg-server
[U] x11-base/xorg-server
     Available versions:  1.6.5-r1 1.7.6 (~)1.7.7 (~)1.8.0 {debug dmx doc hal ipv6 kdrive minimal nptl sdl static-libs tslib +udev xorg}
     Installed versions:  1.7.6(06:00:06 PM 05/10/2010)(hal kdrive sdl xorg -debug -dmx -ipv6 -minimal -nptl -tslib)
     Homepage:            http://xorg.freedesktop.org/
     Description:         X.Org X servers


EDIT: I haven't done any system upgrades yet....I didn't want to add any fuel to the fire until I get the graphics resolved. It does look like above that there are upgrades that should be done though.
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