hp compaq presario v4000 graphics driver unknown?

Asked by conor hassett on 2012-10-03

im using ubuntu 12.04 on a hp compaq persario v4000 and the graphics driver in unknown, how do i fix this or what can i do?

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Please open a terminal [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[t]

and paste bellow command and post results here

lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga


Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a


conor@conor-Presario-V4000-EK946EA-ABU:~$ lspci -lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga
lspci: invalid option -- 'l'
Usage: lspci [<switches>]

Basic display modes:
-mm Produce machine-readable output (single -m for an obsolete format)
-t Show bus tree

Display options:
-v Be verbose (-vv for very verbose)
-k Show kernel drivers handling each device
-x Show hex-dump of the standard part of the config space
-xxx Show hex-dump of the whole config space (dangerous; root only)
-xxxx Show hex-dump of the 4096-byte extended config space (root only)
-b Bus-centric view (addresses and IRQ's as seen by the bus)
-D Always show domain numbers

Resolving of device ID's to names:
-n Show numeric ID's
-nn Show both textual and numeric ID's (names & numbers)
-q Query the PCI ID database for unknown ID's via DNS
-qq As above, but re-query locally cached entries
-Q Query the PCI ID database for all ID's via DNS

Selection of devices:
-s [[[[<domain>]:]<bus>]:][<slot>][.[<func>]] Show only devices in selected slots
-d [<vendor>]:[<device>] Show only devices with specified ID's

Other options:
-i <file> Use specified ID database instead of /usr/share/misc/pci.ids.gz
-p <file> Look up kernel modules in a given file instead of default modules.pcimap
-M Enable `bus mapping' mode (dangerous; root only)

PCI access options:
-A <method> Use the specified PCI access method (see `-A help' for a list)
-O <par>=<val> Set PCI access parameter (see `-O help' for a list)
-G Enable PCI access debugging
-H <mode> Use direct hardware access (<mode> = 1 or 2)
-F <file> Read PCI configuration dump from a given file

conor@conor-Presario-V4000-EK946EA-ABU:~$ sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a
[sudo] password for conor:
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 04
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:b0080000-b00fffff ioport:1800(size=8) memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:b0000000-b003ffff
  *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
       description: Display controller
       product: Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2.1
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
       version: 04
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm cap_list
       configuration: latency=0
       resources: memory:20000000-2007ffff

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #5

Again .

lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga

COPY-PASTE from here to your terminal .


conor@conor-Presario-V4000-EK946EA-ABU:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller [8086:2592] (rev 04)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3081]
 Kernel driver in use: i915

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #7

So , what is the problem ?

I will tell you . The problem is that you looked in Graphic window for card recognition , but the graphical window showed you nothing - nada .... Unknown , etc.

The non graphical way (terminal) is MORE reliable (IMO) from the graphical window (system info).

You card is : Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML

Your card's ID is : [8086:2592]

And the driver you use is : Kernel driver in use: i915

Everything seems OK.

If you have any other problem with your graphics , let us know.


thanks for the help , new to ubuntu but find it a lot better than other OS

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