[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-intel 2.7.0

Klaus Dittrich kladit at arcor.de
Sun Apr 26 05:32:09 PDT 2009

Jin, Gordon schrieb:
> Klaus Dittrich wrote on Friday, April 24, 2009 2:50 AM:
>> After installing this driver a switch to a vt-terminal (ctrl-alt F2
>> for example) does not work.
>> No vt-termial / login was available any more nor a return  (ctrl-alt
>> F7) to a graphical desktop.
>> I had to use ssh from of another machine to recover of this situation.
>> The last driver not showing this behavior is
>> xf86-video-intel-, any later (newer) version
>> failed.
>> After installing xf86-video-intel- and restarting X
>> switching to vt-termials
>> works without rebooting.
>> Xserver was xorg-server-1.6.1, kernel 2.6.30-rc3 64bit.
> Are you using EXA or UXA? Could you check log to make sure DRI enabled?
> Gordon
DRI was enabled, no accelaration choosen by xorg.conf, swrast got called.

Meanwhile I got xf86-video-intel-2.7.0 and kernel 2.6.30-rc3 to work as 
regarding graphics, switching to a vt still works only half.

ctrl-alt-F2 changes the background color of some parts of the screen but the
graphical contents stayed, I could not see a black screen and a login 
But I was able to login blind and to recover to the graphics screen by 

Another point: I use startx and later on stopping X by ctrl-alt-bs 
results in a monitor
signaling me that there is no video-signal and no video-signal reappeared
when I tried switching to a vt. So without the second machine and a 
running sshd
I would have been forced to reebot.


Section "Device"


    Driver      "intel"
    BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"

    Option      "DRI"           "true"
    Option       "Tiling"        "No"

    Option      "AccelMethod"      "UXA"


UXA, DRI2 works, glxinfo showed about 1500 fps, no tearing when moving 
windows with content,
all very fast for my feeling.

drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is 8, (OK)
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is 8, (OK)
drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID pci:0000:00:02.0
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is 8, (OK)
drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns 8
drmOpenByBusid: drmGetBusid reports pci:0000:00:02.0
(II) [drm] DRM interface version 1.3
(II) [drm] DRM open master succeeded.
(II) intel(0): Output VGA1 using monitor section LG
(II) intel(0): Output DVI1 has no monitor section
(II) intel(0): Output DVI2 has no monitor section
(II) intel(0): Output VGA1 connected
(II) intel(0): Output DVI1 disconnected
(II) intel(0): Output DVI2 connected
(II) intel(0): Using user preference for initial modes
(II) intel(0): Output VGA1 using initial mode 1280x1024
(II) intel(0): Output DVI2 using initial mode 1280x1024
(==) intel(0): video overlay key set to 0x101fe        

Only one monitor is connected via a dvi-cable.
The log shows two, is that correct or may it be the vt appears at a not 
connected display?

(II) intel(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x0.0  108.00  1280 1328 1440 1688  
1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (64
.0 kHz)
(II) AIGLX: Suspending AIGLX clients for VT switch
(WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
(II) No APM support in BIOS or kernel
(II) AIGLX: Resuming AIGLX clients after VT switch
(II) intel(0): Fixed memory allocation layout:
(II) intel(0): 0x00000000-0xffffffffffffffff: DRI memory manager (0 kB)
(II) intel(0): 0x00000000:            end of aperture
(II) intel(0): BO memory allocation layout:
(II) intel(0): 0x00000000:            start of memory manager
(II) intel(0): 0x02530000-0x02a2ffff: front buffer (5120 kB)
(II) intel(0): 0x02520000-0x02529fff: HW cursors (40 kB)
(II) intel(0): 0x00000000:            end of memory manager
(II) Mouse0: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded


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