Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [Solved]

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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics

Postby obnascar » Mon May 10, 2010 23:48

I did not do anything except I rebooted and it will not boot at all.

I get this error:
Failed to start X server. It is likely it is not set up correctly
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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics

Postby obnascar » Tue May 11, 2010 0:04

I did get into my /var/log/xorg.0.log file from another distro I had installed:

/var/log/xorg.0.log
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X.Org X Server 1.7.6
Release Date: 2010-03-17
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.31-server i686
Current Operating System: Linux sabayon 2.6.33-sabayon #1 SMP Tue Mar 2 20:35:55 UTC 2010 i686
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/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
Build Date: 18 March 2010  08:53:50AM
 
Current version of pixman: 0.17.2
   Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
   to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
   (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
   (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon May 10 22:39:18 2010
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) ServerLayout "Main Layout"
(**) |-->Screen "Screen 0" (0)
(**) |   |-->Monitor "Generic Monitor"
(**) |   |-->Device "SabayonVga0"
(**) Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true"
(==) Automatically adding devices
(==) Automatically enabling devices
(==) FontPath set to:
   /usr/share/fonts/misc/,
   /usr/share/fonts/TTF/,
   /usr/share/fonts/OTF,
   /usr/share/fonts/Type1/,
   /usr/share/fonts/100dpi/,
   /usr/share/fonts/75dpi/
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
(II) Cannot locate a core pointer device.
(II) Cannot locate a core keyboard device.
(II) The server relies on HAL to provide the list of input devices.
   If no devices become available, reconfigure HAL or disable AutoAddDevices.
(II) Loader magic: 0x81e7720
(II) Module ABI versions:
   X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
   X.Org Video Driver: 6.0
   X.Org XInput driver : 7.0
   X.Org Server Extension : 2.0
(++) using VT number 7

(--) PCI:*(0:0:2:0) 8086:2e22:1043:8336 Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller rev 3, Mem @ 0xfe400000/4194304, 0xd0000000/268435456, I/O @ 0x0000dc00/8
(--) PCI: (0:0:2:1) 8086:2e23:1043:8336 Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller rev 3, Mem @ 0xfea00000/1048576
(WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
(II) "extmod" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) "dbe" will be loaded by default.
(II) "glx" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) "record" will be loaded by default.
(II) "dri" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file.
(II) "dri2" will be loaded by default.
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
(II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.0.0
   Module class: X.Org Server Extension
   ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "i2c"
(II) Module "i2c" already built-in
(II) LoadModule: "ddc"
(II) Module "ddc" already built-in
(II) LoadModule: "vbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libvbe.so
(II) Module vbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.1.0
   ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) LoadModule: "dri"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
(II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.0.0
   ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.0.0
   ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(==) AIGLX enabled
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/synaptics_drv.so
(II) Module synaptics: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 1.6.5, module version = 1.2.0
   Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
   ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 4.0
(EE) module ABI major version (4) doesn't match the server's version (7)
(II) UnloadModule: "synaptics"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/synaptics_drv.so
(EE) Failed to load module "synaptics" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
(II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.0.0
   Module class: X.Org Server Extension
   ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "record"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
(II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.13.0
   Module class: X.Org Server Extension
   ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension RECORD
(II) LoadModule: "dri2"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
(II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.1.0
   ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DRI2
(II) LoadModule: "intel"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so
(II) Module intel: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
   compiled for 1.6.3.901, module version = 2.9.0
   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/intel_drv.so
(EE) Failed to load module "intel" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
(EE) No drivers available.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
    at http://wiki.x.org
 for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Tue May 11, 2010 13:44

Can you get to a TTY console (Ctrl-Alt-F1/2/3/4/5/6) in SL? Then you could log in on the command line and edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change the driver from "Intel" to "vesa" and reboot. If you can't even get to a TTY console then you could boot up a LiveDVD and edit the SL xorg.conf file on the HDD. Or, if you're dual booting with another OS then you could edit the SL xorg.conf file on the HDD that way.

Don't try to install X.Org Server 1.8.0 because I understand there have been some major changes in the way X.Org works from the earlier versions. Actually, if you're an Entropy user then you would ideally need to use the same version of X.Org Server as in the Entropy repository (currently 1.7.6) and the drivers from the Entropy repository that have been compiled to work with that particular version of X.Org Server.

For information, whenever you change the version of the X.Org Server you need to have drivers (xf86-input-* and xf86-video-*) that match it. With Portage I just reinstall the drivers (emerge -1v xf86-input-evdev and so on) which recompiles the drivers to work with the new version of xorg-server. In Entropy the packages are all pre-compiled so the X.Org drivers in the repository were all compiled to work with the specific xorg-server that is in the Entropy repository. If you install a different version of the X.Org Server via Portage then you must rebuild (merge) the X.Org drivers. So, if you were to install e.g. xorg-server-1.7.7 using Portage (because it's not in the Entropy repository) then you would have to merge the xf86-video-intel driver (even if you didn't change its version). I hope what I'm saying is understandable?

However, as you're having trouble with your video it could be that you need to re-compile a newer or older version of the X.Org Intel video driver (xf86-video-intel). You could try this from the command line as root user if you can get to a TTY console. Also make sure that the result of eselect opengl list is xorg-x11. If you look at the Web page I linked to earlier, you'll also notice that that guy is using an earlier version of the Intel video driver plus he made some changes to the xorg.conf file. So that may be worth you trying too. You could try to install an earlier version of the Intel driver and then a later version of the Intel driver to the one you have at the moment. You would need to do this using Portage.
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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics

Postby obnascar » Tue May 11, 2010 18:11

I went into the xorg.conf as you suggested and changed the "Intel" to "vesa" and that fixed the problem. I gave my SL system a good workout and I am more than satisfied with the performance of it now. I do not believe that I need to re-compile a newer or older version of the X.Org Intel video driver at this time.

Fitzcarraldo, I so much appreciate the time and effort you have put into this for me. I have learned so much from you in just this one thread about graphics. And believe it or not I find myself reading your comments over and over so that I am able to gather in your knowledge.

So I will go on and truly enjoy my new Asus CM5571 computer and Sabayon......thanks......now I can mark this thread [Solved] again !!!

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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [Solved]

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Tue May 11, 2010 23:40

Thanks for your kind words. Pity that you were not able to get the Intel video driver working, but at least you have video working, albeit with the generic vesa driver which only makes uses of the basic vesa core elements of the video hardware. So this is more of a work-around than a solution. Still, when new versions of the Intel driver are released you can try to install them to see if they work. If you do install them via Portage, first mask version 1.8.0 of the X.Org Server for the time being as the X.Org developers have made some changes which might cause some incompatibilities. To mask it in Portage you need to add the following line to the file /etc/portage/package.mask

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>=x11-base/xorg-server-1.8.0


Also, you might want to keep an eye on the thread x4500 very poor 2D/3D performance in the Gentoo Forums, which is about the Intel GMA X4500 video controller, which I believe is the model of video controller in your PC.
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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [Solved]

Postby obnascar » Wed May 12, 2010 0:46

ok......thanks for the info Fitzcarraldo
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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics

Postby jumbotron » Thu May 27, 2010 14:01

Fitzcarraldo wrote: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


hai fitz!

why u don't use 'yentu' if u r capable of managing? :P
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Re: Intel 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu May 27, 2010 17:15

jumbotron wrote:why u don't use 'yentu' if u r capable of managing?

SL is Gentoo. SL is simply customised (pre-configured) Gentoo from the testing/unstable branch, with a home-grown package manager (Entropy) added in addition to Gentoo's package manager Portage. SL is a good choice for people who don't have the time (or can't be bothered) to build the OS from the ground up.
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