Problem with Asus P8Z68-V Pro Gen3 Graphics

Asked by Wln2qp5ozl9x-nick on 2012-11-11

I have an Asus P8Z68-V Gen3 motherboard - and for watercooling issues have removed my 3D Nvidia card,. Now trying to use the onboard graphics card I have only got the option of 1024x768 or 800x600.

The $ lspci ouput is:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)

How can I find out what the correct driver is to install?


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Can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; uname -a; lsb_release -a


Thanks for the help - here is the output:

       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 09
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:60 memory:fb400000-fb7fffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff ioport:f000(size=64)
Linux komotive-dt 3.5.0-18-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 19 10:26:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal

You may need an xorg.conf if the display isn't running as expected.


How do I build this configuration? Are there any good instructions on how this works?


Jon M (jon-b) said : #6

I had exactly the same problem here and exactly the same lshw -C output.

It turns out that you can work around this by not loading the graphics drivers too early so add nomodeset to your boot line in grub. See here:

The newest kernels have moved the video mode setting into the kernel. So all the programming of the hardware specific clock rates and registers on the video card happen in the kernel rather than in the X driver when the X server starts.. This makes it possible to have high resolution nice looking splash (boot) screens and flicker free transitions from boot splash to login screen. Unfortunately, on some cards this doesnt work properly and you end up with a black screen. Adding the nomodeset parameter instructs the kernel to not load video drivers and use BIOS modes instead until X is loaded.

Note that this option is sometimes needed for nVidia cards when using the default "nouveau" drivers. Installing proprietary nvidia drivers usually makes this option no longer necessary, so it may not be needed to make this option permanent, just for one boot until you installed the nvidia drivers.

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