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superwow

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Re: intel graphics question
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2014, 02:08:57 AM »
Sorry for the delay, I have been distracted with regular life. But thanks for the advice.

Doing as @hakerdefo suggests and installing the mesa bits says they are already installed.

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libgl1-mesa-dri is already the newest version.
libgl1-mesa-glx is already the newest version.

But then doing

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inxi -Gxxx
gives

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Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0166
           X.Org: 1.16.1.901 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A

No drivers?!

So


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libgl1-mesa-glx -v
libgl1-mesa-glx --version

yields

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zsh: command not found: libgl1-mesa-glx

and

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locate libgl1-mesa-glx
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/usr/share/bug/libgl1-mesa-glx
/usr/share/bug/libgl1-mesa-glx/control
/usr/share/bug/libgl1-mesa-glx/script
/usr/share/doc/libgl1-mesa-glx
/usr/share/doc/libgl1-mesa-glx/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/libgl1-mesa-glx/copyright
/usr/share/lintian/overrides/libgl1-mesa-glx
/var/cache/apt/archives/libgl1-mesa-glx_10.2.8-1_amd64.deb
/var/cache/apt/archives/libgl1-mesa-glx_10.3.1-1_amd64.deb
/var/cache/apt/archives/libgl1-mesa-glx_10.3.2-1_amd64.deb
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64.postinst
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64.postrm
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libgl1-mesa-glx:amd64.shlibs

and just for good measure, my path looks like

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PATH=$PATH:/sbin:/usr:/usr/sbin:/usr/src:/usr/lib:$HOME/bin:/proc:/etc:/var/lib
Is this a path issue? Shouldn't the last bit of the path find the installed mesa junk?

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Re: intel graphics question
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2014, 02:34:43 AM »
@dizzie thanks for the information.

I did as you suggested and created xorg.conf by

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sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and its contents are

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Section "Device"
   Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
   Driver      "intel"
   Option      "AccelMethod"  "uxa"
EndSection

However, no joy. I still get the same error message when trying to run xbmc.

Any other pointers?

Is that the only section in your xorg.conf? Not sure it will work if that is the case. You can try with:

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Identifier  "Card0"
instead of "Intel Graphics" I have an intel video in an HP as well and that is how my section reads -

You may want to try and reconfigure X; after shutting down the X-server -

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X -configure
will generate a xorg.conf.new in your home directory.

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X -config ~/xorg.conf.new
will test it. The xorg.conf.new file should have the correct info for your card, display, mouse etc ...

You may need to be logged in as root to configure X.

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Re: intel graphics question
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2014, 09:24:32 PM »
As root run the following command,
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echo "i915 modeset=1" >> /etc/modulesReboot and check if this has made any difference.
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Re: intel graphics question
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2014, 07:45:01 PM »
@hakerdefo thanks for the input. I will keep that in mind.

Just as an update to everybody, the graphics driver led me to the point of stopping x and reloading, and then to some issues which snowballed to the point of grub only booting to 'grub repair'. How did it get to this? No idea. However, in the process of reloading x, a massive amount of updates occurred, so, perhaps there was some conflict, etc. Not sure.

At this point I am back up and running, albeit with Lubuntu 3.11. No other live cd/iso will install for some reason (have tried VSIDO. BBQ-Cream, dyne-bolic, nano, none are even recognized as bootable devices even though I made them with the typical dd if of commands. So my problems are different than graphics drivers at this point and could be entirely of pebcak variety.

But thanks to all for the help. I may have these questions again soon....

So, at this point, I have a