[Intel-gfx] Which Driver?

Jin, Gordon gordon.jin at intel.com
Fri Jul 10 04:23:40 CEST 2009

Harold Fuchs wrote on Thursday, July 09, 2009 2:30 AM:
> Hello,
> I'm a newbie to Linux but I have used Unix in the past although not
> as a sysadmin. I just bought a new Acer 5738Z laptop which came with
> Windows Vista. I have configured it to dual boot Vista and Ubuntu
> 8.10 (Intrepid).   
> If I boot into Vista I can watch streamed live TV
> (www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer) on the laptop's screen *and* on my LCD TV via
> an HDMI cable.  
> If I boot into Ubuntu I can watch the same streamed live TV on the
> laptop's screen but the TV shows nothing; just a blank screen. I
> assume that Ubuntu is missing some driver.  
> Oh, on Vista I used Internet Explorer but on Ubuntu I used Firefox
> 3.0.11 but I don't *think* that's the problem. Or ???? 

Not related.

> I did 'sudo lspci -vv' to a file. The results (I edited out what I
> think are the non-relevant parts) are appended. I found your web site
> (http://intellinuxgraphics.org/) and tried to find a driver that
> matches my hardware but, possibly because I'm a complete ignoramus in
> these matters, I have no real idea what I'm looking at/for. None of
> the serial numbers on the web site *seem* to match any of my lspci
> output.      

Your chipset is GM45.

> Is there a driver that I can install that will let Ubuntu find the
> HDMI-attached TV? Do I need separate drivers for sound and vision?
> Which one(s)?  

The current Intel driver supports HDMI. You may try a newer Ubuntu repo like 9.04 or even better 9.10.
The HDMI audio driver support should be in kernel 2.6.30.


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