Broken graphic on EeePC

Asked by inugami on 2017-09-28

I have upgraded 17.04 to 17.10 Ubuntu Mate.

The graphic is broken as shown below.

https://imgur.com/a/t0y9L

Graphics of CUI mode is also broken, I can not input any commands.

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2017-10-01
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Bashing-om (bashing-om) said : #1

inugami ; Hello -

What results when attempting to boot a recovery kernel from grub's boot menu ?

We need to get to a terminal somehow and determine the status of the system .

-small things mean a lot-

inugami (inugami-mamoru) said : #2

Thank you for your reply.

I pushed esc key while boot up, but the graphics already broken,
So I could not see and select boot menu ...

inugami (inugami-mamoru) said : #3

Sorry, I tried recovery mode again, it works fine.
I could logged in graphical mode.

I found 4.13.0-12-generic and 4.13.0-11-generic kernel has broken graphics.

In recovery mode, I could select 800x600 only.

The correct resolution is 1024x600 for my EeePC.

Bashing-om (bashing-om) said : #4

inugami Great.

Making progress.
What have we for graphics ?
Post back
sudo lshw -C display

see where we go from here.

-small steps-

inugami (inugami-mamoru) said : #5

Thank for your reply. Here is the output of lshw.

dino@dino-901:~$ sudo lshw -C display
  *-display:0 UNCLAIMED
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 03
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:f7f00000-f7f7ffff ioport:dc80(size=8) memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:f7ec0000-f7efffff memory:c0000-dffff
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2.1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
       version: 03
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:f7f80000-f7ffffff

inugami (inugami-mamoru) said : #6

One more info:

I could see partial desktop and input commands.

https://imgur.com/gallery/o8I7F

Are you sure the screen isn't faulty?

Have you tried XFCE or LXDE, these are non-compoziting desktop environments and may help.

sudo apt-get install lxde

Log off then log in to the LXDE session

inugami (inugami-mamoru) said : #8

Thank you for your reply.

Installing LXDE does not solve the problem.

The graphics clashes before logging in.

https://imgur.com/gallery/EW46n

If you boot a Windows install media is it the same?

inugami (inugami-mamoru) said : #10

No.

Bios start up menu is also correctly displayed.

inugami (inugami-mamoru) said : #11

This is output of xrandr.

xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 800 x 600, current 800 x 600, maximum 800 x 600
default connected primary 800x600+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   800x600 0.00*

"xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default" seems to be missing or broken graphics driver.

My Eee901 uses Intel 945GM graphic chip.

Where to find this driver ?

inugami (inugami-mamoru) said : #12

Additional info:

Intel linux graphic driver is not rolling out for 17.10.

https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads/

You can formulate an xorg.conf file and set the resolution and video driver to use (if Ubuntu 17.10 Mate uses Xorg).

What is the display server in Artful Mate?

Have you tried 16.04? Is it OK there?

inugami (inugami-mamoru) said : #14

Thank you for your reply.

I am get into recovery mode, then select to root to get root privilege.

Then,

#mount -o remount, rw /
#Xorg -configure

I got xorg.conf.new at /root .

I modified xorg.conf.new to add Modes options as shown below and rename it xorg.conf then put it at /etc/X11.

Section "ServerLayout"
 Identifier "X.org Configured"
 Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
 Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
 InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
 InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
 ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
 FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
 FontPath "built-ins"
EndSection

Section "Module"
 Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Keyboard0"
 Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Mouse0"
 Driver "mouse"
 Option "Protocol" "auto"
 Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
 Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Monitor0"
 VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
 ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Monitor1"
 VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
 ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option "Accel" # [<bool>]
        #Option "AccelMethod" # <str>
        #Option "Backlight" # <str>
        #Option "CustomEDID" # <str>
        #Option "DRI" # <str>
        #Option "Present" # [<bool>]
        #Option "ColorKey" # <i>
        #Option "VideoKey" # <i>
        #Option "Tiling" # [<bool>]
        #Option "LinearFramebuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "HWRotation" # [<bool>]
        #Option "VSync" # [<bool>]
        #Option "PageFlip" # [<bool>]
        #Option "SwapbuffersWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "TripleBuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvPreferOverlay" # [<bool>]
        #Option "HotPlug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "ReprobeOutputs" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvMC" # [<bool>]
        #Option "ZaphodHeads" # <str>
        #Option "VirtualHeads" # <i>
        #Option "TearFree" # [<bool>]
        #Option "PerCrtcPixmaps" # [<bool>]
        #Option "FallbackDebug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushBatches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushCaches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "BufferCache" # [<bool>]
 Identifier "Card0"
 Driver "intel"
 BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz",
        ### <percent>: "<f>%"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option "Accel" # [<bool>]
        #Option "AccelMethod" # <str>
        #Option "Backlight" # <str>
        #Option "CustomEDID" # <str>
        #Option "DRI" # <str>
        #Option "Present" # [<bool>]
        #Option "ColorKey" # <i>
        #Option "VideoKey" # <i>
        #Option "Tiling" # [<bool>]
        #Option "LinearFramebuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "HWRotation" # [<bool>]
        #Option "VSync" # [<bool>]
        #Option "PageFlip" # [<bool>]
        #Option "SwapbuffersWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "TripleBuffer" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvPreferOverlay" # [<bool>]
        #Option "HotPlug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "ReprobeOutputs" # [<bool>]
        #Option "XvMC" # [<bool>]
        #Option "ZaphodHeads" # <str>
        #Option "VirtualHeads" # <i>
        #Option "TearFree" # [<bool>]
        #Option "PerCrtcPixmaps" # [<bool>]
        #Option "FallbackDebug" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushBatches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugFlushCaches" # [<bool>]
        #Option "DebugWait" # [<bool>]
        #Option "BufferCache" # [<bool>]
 Identifier "Card1"
 Driver "intel"
 BusID "PCI:0:2:1"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen0"
 Device "Card0"
 Monitor "Monitor0"
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 1
        Modes "800x600" "1024x600"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 4
        Modes "800x600" "1024x600"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 8
        Modes "800x600" "1024x600"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 15
        Modes "800x600" "1024x600"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 16
        Modes "800x600" "1024x600"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 24
        Modes "800x600" "1024x600"
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Screen1"
 Device "Card1"
 Monitor "Monitor1"
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 1
        Modes "800x600" "1024x600"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 4
        Modes "800x600" "1024x600"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 8
        Modes "800x600" "1024x600"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 15
        Modes "800x600" "1024x600"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 16
        Modes "800x600" "1024x600"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Viewport 0 0
  Depth 24
        Modes "800x600" "1024x600"
 EndSubSection
EndSection

=================================================================

I could not specify what server is running.
Here's my /var/log/X11/Xorg.0.log (Head part)

[ 15.993]
X.Org X Server 1.19.3
Release Date: 2017-03-15
[ 15.993] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[ 15.993] Build Operating System: Linux 4.4.0-92-generic i686 Ubuntu
[ 15.993] Current Operating System: Linux dino-901 4.13.0-12-generic #13-Ubuntu SMP Sat Sep 23 12:44:17 UTC 2017 i686
[ 15.994] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.13.0-12-generic root=/dev/mapper/ubuntu--mate--vg-root ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
[ 15.994] Build Date: 30 August 2017 11:53:57AM
[ 15.994] xorg-server 2:1.19.3-1ubuntu6 (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
[ 15.994] Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
[ 15.994] Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
 to make sure that you have the latest version.
[ 15.994] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
 (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
 (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[ 15.995] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Oct 1 20:21:11 2017
[ 16.006] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[ 16.009] (==) No Layout section. Using the first Screen section.
[ 16.009] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[ 16.009] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[ 16.009] (**) | |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
[ 16.015] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
 Using a default monitor configuration.
[ 16.016] (==) Automatically adding devices
[ 16.016] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[ 16.016] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[ 16.016] (==) Automatically binding GPU devices
[ 16.016] (==) Max clients allowed: 256, resource mask: 0x1fffff
[ 16.030] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[ 16.030] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 16.031] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/" does not exist.
[ 16.031] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 16.031] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/" does not exist.
[ 16.031] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 16.031] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" does not exist.
[ 16.032] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 16.032] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi" does not exist.
[ 16.032] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 16.032] (==) FontPath set to:
 /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
 /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
 built-ins
[ 16.032] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules,/usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules,/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[ 16.032] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
 If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[ 16.032] (II) Loader magic: 0x72e020
[ 16.032] (II) Module ABI versions:
[ 16.032] X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[ 16.032] X.Org Video Driver: 23.0
[ 16.032] X.Org XInput driver : 24.1
[ 16.032] X.Org Server Extension : 10.0
[ 16.039] (++) using VT number 7

[ 16.039] (II) systemd-logind: logind integration requires -keeptty and -keeptty was not provided, disabling logind integration
[ 16.043] (II) xfree86: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0)
[ 16.070] (--) PCI:*(0:0:2:0) 8086:27ae:1043:830f rev 3, Mem @ 0xf7f00000/524288, 0xd0000000/268435456, 0xf7ec0000/262144, I/O @ 0x0000dc80/8, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
[ 16.070] (--) PCI: (0:0:2:1) 8086:27a6:1043:830f rev 3, Mem @ 0xf7f80000/524288
[ 16.070] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[ 16.097] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[ 16.128] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 16.128] compiled for 1.19.3, module version = 1.0.0
[ 16.128] ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 10.0
[ 16.128] (==) Matched intel as autoconfigured driver 0
[ 16.128] (==) Matched intel as autoconfigured driver 1
[ 16.128] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver 2
[ 16.128] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 3
[ 16.128] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 4
[ 16.128] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[ 16.128] (II) LoadModule: "intel"
[ 16.133] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so
[ 16.142] (II) Module intel: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 16.142] compiled for 1.19.3, module version = 2.99.917
[ 16.143] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 16.143] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 23.0
[ 16.143] (II) LoadModule: "modesetting"
[ 16.143] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/modesetting_drv.so
[ 16.145] (II) Module modesetting: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 16.146] compiled for 1.19.3, module version = 1.19.3
[ 16.146] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 16.146] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 23.0
[ 16.146] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
[ 16.146] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
[ 16.148] (II) Module fbdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 16.148] compiled for 1.19.3, module version = 0.4.4
[ 16.148] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 16.148] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 23.0
[ 16.148] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[ 16.149] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[ 16.151] (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 16.151] compiled for 1.19.3, module version = 2.3.4
[ 16.154] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 16.154] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 23.0
[ 16.154] (II) intel: Driver for Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Chipsets:
 i810, i810-dc100, i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 854, 852GM/855GM, 865G,
 915G, E7221 (i915), 915GM, 945G, 945GM, 945GME, Pineview GM,
 Pineview G, 965G, G35, 965Q, 946GZ, 965GM, 965GME/GLE, G33, Q35, Q33,
 GM45, 4 Series, G45/G43, Q45/Q43, G41, B43
[ 16.157] (II) intel: Driver for Intel(R) HD Graphics
[ 16.157] (II) intel: Driver for Intel(R) Iris(TM) Graphics
[ 16.157] (II) intel: Driver for Intel(R) Iris(TM) Pro Graphics
[ 16.157] (II) modesetting: Driver for Modesetting Kernel Drivers: kms
[ 16.157] (II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
[ 16.157] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[ 16.163] (II) intel(0): Using Kernel Mode Setting driver: i915, version 1.6.0 20170619
[ 16.163] (II) intel(0): SNA compiled: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.917+git20170309-0ubuntu1 (Timo Aaltonen <email address hidden>)

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In the case of 17.04, the graphics was fine, until dist-upgrade to 17.10.

inugami (inugami-mamoru) said : #15

The graphics problem still exist when using above xorg.conf.

Might want to switch to Xenial. Xenial is LTS and supported til April 2021

inugami (inugami-mamoru) said : #17

Thank you for your answer.

This seems to be a new bug of 17.10.

I will move to bug report.