Booting 12.10 with EFI to a blank screen with Dell XPS 12 (Intel HD4000)

Asked by Michael Zimmermann on 2012-12-08

When starting without any boot parameters I just see the blank screen and hear the drums in the background. For installation I need to set i915.modeset=0 and xforcevesa as boot parameters to get a screen. After installation i915.modeset=0 is sufficient to get a screen, but with poor graphic performance (vesa). When starting to a blank screen i can ssh to the system and the Xorg.0.log looks perfectly OK, loading Intel dirver for Ivybridge with its accelerations and so on. I see no error message giving me a hint why there is a blank screen. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Michael

This is my Xorg.0.log:

michaelz@michaelz-XPS-12-9Q23:~$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
[ 5.026]
X.Org X Server 1.13.0.901 (1.13.1 RC 1)
Release Date: 2012-11-22
[ 5.026] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[ 5.026] Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.24-32-xen x86_64 Ubuntu
[ 5.026] Current Operating System: Linux michaelz-XPS-12-9Q23 3.7.0-4-generic #12-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 27 23:13:21 UTC 2012 x86_64
[ 5.026] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.7.0-4-generic root=UUID=1c440735-20cd-4bc1-babc-41813f4950aa ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
[ 5.026] Build Date: 23 November 2012 11:04:46AM
[ 5.026] xorg-server 2:1.13.0.901+git20121123+server-1.13-branch.c0e68f8e-0ubuntu0ricotz (For technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support)
[ 5.026] Current version of pixman: 0.26.0
[ 5.026] Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
 to make sure that you have the latest version.
[ 5.026] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
 (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
 (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[ 5.026] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Dec 8 16:50:04 2012
[ 5.027] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[ 5.027] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[ 5.029] (==) No Layout section. Using the first Screen section.
[ 5.029] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen" (0)
[ 5.029] (**) | |-->Monitor "Configured Monitor"
[ 5.029] (**) | |-->Device "intel"
[ 5.029] (==) Automatically adding devices
[ 5.029] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[ 5.029] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[ 5.029] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[ 5.029] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 5.029] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/" does not exist.
[ 5.029] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 5.029] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/" does not exist.
[ 5.029] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 5.029] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" does not exist.
[ 5.029] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 5.029] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi" does not exist.
[ 5.029] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 5.029] (WW) The directory "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType" does not exist.
[ 5.029] Entry deleted from font path.
[ 5.029] (==) FontPath set to:
 /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
 /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
 built-ins
[ 5.029] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules,/usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules,/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[ 5.029] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
 If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[ 5.029] (II) Loader magic: 0x7fd382a7dc40
[ 5.029] (II) Module ABI versions:
[ 5.029] X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[ 5.029] X.Org Video Driver: 13.1
[ 5.029] X.Org XInput driver : 18.0
[ 5.029] X.Org Server Extension : 7.0
[ 5.029] (II) config/udev: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0)
[ 5.030] (--) PCI:*(0:0:2:0) 8086:0166:1028:0589 rev 9, Mem @ 0xc0000000/4194304, 0xb0000000/268435456, I/O @ 0x00002000/64
[ 5.030] (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension XTEST
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension SYNC
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension RENDER
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension RANDR
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension RECORD
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension DPMS
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension X-Resource
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension XVideo
[ 5.030] Initializing built-in extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
[ 5.031] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
[ 5.031] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DGA
[ 5.031] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DRI
[ 5.031] Initializing built-in extension DRI2
[ 5.031] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[ 5.032] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[ 5.034] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 5.034] compiled for 1.13.0.901, module version = 1.0.0
[ 5.034] ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 7.0
[ 5.034] (==) AIGLX enabled
[ 5.034] Loading extension GLX
[ 5.034] (II) LoadModule: "intel"
[ 5.035] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/intel_drv.so
[ 5.038] (II) Module intel: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 5.038] compiled for 1.13.0.901, module version = 2.20.15
[ 5.038] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 5.038] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 13.1
[ 5.038] (II) intel: Driver for Intel 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, B43, Clarkdale, Arrandale,
 Sandybridge Desktop (GT1), Sandybridge Desktop (GT2),
 Sandybridge Desktop (GT2+), Sandybridge Mobile (GT1),
 Sandybridge Mobile (GT2), Sandybridge Mobile (GT2+),
 Sandybridge Server, Ivybridge Mobile (GT1), Ivybridge Mobile (GT2),
 Ivybridge Desktop (GT1), Ivybridge Desktop (GT2), Ivybridge Server,
 Ivybridge Server (GT2), Haswell Desktop (GT1), Haswell Desktop (GT2),
 Haswell Desktop (GT2+), Haswell Mobile (GT1), Haswell Mobile (GT2),
 Haswell Mobile (GT2+), Haswell Server (GT1), Haswell Server (GT2),
 Haswell Server (GT2+), Haswell SDV Desktop (GT1),
 Haswell SDV Desktop (GT2), Haswell SDV Desktop (GT2+),
 Haswell SDV Mobile (GT1), Haswell SDV Mobile (GT2),
 Haswell SDV Mobile (GT2+), Haswell SDV Server (GT1),
 Haswell SDV Server (GT2), Haswell SDV Server (GT2+),
 Haswell ULT Desktop (GT1), Haswell ULT Desktop (GT2),
 Haswell ULT Desktop (GT2+), Haswell ULT Mobile (GT1),
 Haswell ULT Mobile (GT2), Haswell ULT Mobile (GT2+),
 Haswell ULT Server (GT1), Haswell ULT Server (GT2),
 Haswell ULT Server (GT2+), Haswell CRW Desktop (GT1),
 Haswell CRW Desktop (GT2), Haswell CRW Desktop (GT2+),
 Haswell CRW Mobile (GT1), Haswell CRW Mobile (GT2),
 Haswell CRW Mobile (GT2+), Haswell CRW Server (GT1),
 Haswell CRW Server (GT2), Haswell CRW Server (GT2+),
 ValleyView PO board
[ 5.039] (++) using VT number 7

[ 5.039] (II) intel(0): using device path '/dev/dri/card0'
[ 5.039] (II) intel(0): SNA compiled: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.20.15+git20121203.6f675eea-0ubuntu0sarvatt (Robert Hooker <email address hidden>)
[ 5.040] (II) intel(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
 "Default Screen" for depth/fbbpp 24/32
[ 5.040] (==) intel(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
[ 5.040] (==) intel(0): RGB weight 888
[ 5.040] (==) intel(0): Default visual is TrueColor
[ 5.040] (**) intel(0): Option "AccelMethod" "sna"
[ 5.040] (--) intel(0): Integrated Graphics Chipset: Intel(R) Ivybridge Mobile (GT2)
[ 5.040] (**) intel(0): Framebuffer tiled
[ 5.040] (**) intel(0): Pixmaps tiled
[ 5.040] (**) intel(0): 3D buffers tiled
[ 5.064] (**) intel(0): Throttling enabled
[ 5.064] (**) intel(0): Delayed flush enabled
[ 5.064] (**) intel(0): "Tear free" disabled
[ 5.064] (**) intel(0): Forcing per-crtc-pixmaps? no
[ 5.065] (II) intel(0): Output eDP1 using monitor section Configured Monitor
[ 5.065] (--) intel(0): found backlight control interface acpi_video0 (type 'firmware')
[ 5.096] (II) intel(0): Output VGA1 has no monitor section
[ 5.112] (II) intel(0): Output HDMI1 has no monitor section
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): Output DP1 has no monitor section
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): EDID for output eDP1
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): Manufacturer: LGD Model: 3bd Serial#: 0
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): Year: 2012 Week: 0
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): EDID Version: 1.4
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): Digital Display Input
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): 6 bits per channel
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): Digital interface is DisplayPort
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): Max Image Size [cm]: horiz.: 28 vert.: 16
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): Gamma: 2.20
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): No DPMS capabilities specified
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): Supported color encodings: RGB 4:4:4
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): First detailed timing is preferred mode
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): Preferred mode is native pixel format and refresh rate
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): redX: 0.597 redY: 0.350 greenX: 0.340 greenY: 0.575
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): blueX: 0.155 blueY: 0.122 whiteX: 0.313 whiteY: 0.329
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): Manufacturer's mask: 0
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): Supported detailed timing:
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): clock: 138.5 MHz Image Size: 276 x 156 mm
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): h_active: 1920 h_sync: 1968 h_sync_end 2000 h_blank_end 2080 h_border: 0
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): v_active: 1080 v_sync: 1083 v_sync_end 1088 v_blanking: 1111 v_border: 0
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): Supported detailed timing:
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): clock: 138.5 MHz Image Size: 276 x 156 mm
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): h_active: 1920 h_sync: 1968 h_sync_end 2000 h_blank_end 2080 h_border: 0
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): v_active: 1080 v_sync: 1083 v_sync_end 1088 v_blanking: 1111 v_border: 0
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): 19CFG�125WF1
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): Unknown vendor-specific block 0
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): EDID (in hex):
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): 00ffffffffffff0030e4bd0300000000
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): 00160104951c107802e1d59859579327
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): 1f505400000001010101010101010101
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): 0101010101011a3680a070381f403020
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): 3500149c1000001a1a3680a070381f40
[ 5.160] (II) intel(0): 30203500149c1000001a000000fe0031
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): 39434647803132355746310a00000000
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): 00004121a4010000000a010a20200021
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "896x672" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "928x696" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "576x432" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "680x384" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "680x384" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "720x450" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "800x512" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "840x525" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "840x525" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "960x540" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "960x600" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (doublescan mode not supported)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Printing probed modes for output eDP1
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1920x1080"x59.9 138.50 1920 1968 2000 2080 1080 1083 1088 1111 +hsync -vsync (66.6 kHz eP)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1680x1050"x60.0 146.25 1680 1784 1960 2240 1050 1053 1059 1089 -hsync +vsync (65.3 kHz d)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1680x1050"x59.9 119.00 1680 1728 1760 1840 1050 1053 1059 1080 +hsync -vsync (64.7 kHz d)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1600x1024"x60.2 103.12 1600 1600 1656 1664 1024 1024 1029 1030 +hsync +vsync (62.0 kHz d)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1400x1050"x60.0 122.00 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1052 1064 1082 +hsync +vsync (64.9 kHz d)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1280x1024"x60.0 108.00 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync (64.0 kHz d)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1440x900"x59.9 106.50 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 903 909 934 -hsync +vsync (55.9 kHz d)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1280x960"x60.0 108.00 1280 1376 1488 1800 960 961 964 1000 +hsync +vsync (60.0 kHz d)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1360x768"x59.8 84.75 1360 1432 1568 1776 768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsync (47.7 kHz d)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1360x768"x60.0 72.00 1360 1408 1440 1520 768 771 781 790 +hsync -vsync (47.4 kHz d)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1152x864"x60.0 81.62 1152 1216 1336 1520 864 865 868 895 -hsync +vsync (53.7 kHz d)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Modeline "1024x768"x60.0 65.00 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync (48.4 kHz d)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Modeline "800x600"x60.3 40.00 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync (37.9 kHz d)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Modeline "800x600"x56.2 36.00 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync (35.2 kHz d)
[ 5.161] (II) intel(0): Modeline "640x480"x59.9 25.18 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync (31.5 kHz d)
[ 5.192] (II) intel(0): EDID for output VGA1
[ 5.208] (II) intel(0): EDID for output HDMI1
[ 5.256] (II) intel(0): EDID for output DP1
[ 5.256] (II) intel(0): Output eDP1 connected
[ 5.256] (II) intel(0): Output VGA1 disconnected
[ 5.256] (II) intel(0): Output HDMI1 disconnected
[ 5.256] (II) intel(0): Output DP1 disconnected
[ 5.256] (II) intel(0): Using exact sizes for initial modes
[ 5.256] (II) intel(0): Output eDP1 using initial mode 1920x1080
[ 5.256] (II) intel(0): Using default gamma of (1.0, 1.0, 1.0) unless otherwise stated.
[ 5.256] (==) intel(0): DPI set to (96, 96)
[ 5.256] (II) Loading sub module "dri2"
[ 5.256] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
[ 5.256] (II) Module "dri2" already built-in
[ 5.256] (==) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
[ 5.258] (II) intel(0): SNA initialized with IvyBridge backend
[ 5.258] (==) intel(0): Backing store disabled
[ 5.258] (==) intel(0): Silken mouse enabled
[ 5.258] (II) intel(0): HW Cursor enabled
[ 5.258] (II) intel(0): RandR 1.2 enabled, ignore the following RandR disabled message.
[ 5.259] (==) intel(0): DPMS enabled
[ 5.260] (II) intel(0): [DRI2] Setup complete
[ 5.260] (II) intel(0): [DRI2] DRI driver: i965
[ 5.260] (II) intel(0): direct rendering: DRI2 Enabled
[ 5.260] (==) intel(0): hotplug detection: "enabled"
[ 5.260] (--) RandR disabled
[ 5.278] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer
[ 5.278] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_INTEL_swap_event
[ 5.278] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_ARB_create_context
[ 5.278] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_ARB_create_context_profile
[ 5.278] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_EXT_create_context_es2_profile
[ 5.278] (II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_SGI_swap_control and GLX_MESA_swap_control
[ 5.278] (II) AIGLX: GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap backed by buffer objects
[ 5.278] (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized i965
[ 5.278] (II) GLX: Initialized DRI2 GL provider for screen 0
[ 5.279] (II) intel(0): switch to mode 1920x1080 on crtc 3 (pipe 0)
[ 5.308] (II) intel(0): Setting screen physical size to 508 x 285
[ 5.316] (II) XKB: reuse xkmfile /var/lib/xkb/server-B20D7FC79C7F597315E3E501AEF10E0D866E8E92.xkm
[ 5.318] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event2)
[ 5.318] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[ 5.318] (II) LoadModule: "evdev"
[ 5.318] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
[ 5.319] (II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 5.319] compiled for 1.13.0, module version = 2.7.3
[ 5.319] Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
[ 5.319] ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 18.0
[ 5.319] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button'
[ 5.319] (**) Power Button: always reports core events
[ 5.319] (**) evdev: Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event2"
[ 5.319] (--) evdev: Power Button: Vendor 0 Product 0x1
[ 5.319] (--) evdev: Power Button: Found keys
[ 5.319] (II) evdev: Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
[ 5.319] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXPWRBN:00/input/input2/event2"
[ 5.320] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD, id 6)
[ 5.320] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[ 5.320] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[ 5.320] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "de"
[ 5.321] (II) XKB: reuse xkmfile /var/lib/xkb/server-808BBA3D4C227BDB44C370226C34E44C5D69A4A9.xkm
[ 5.321] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Video Bus (/dev/input/event9)
[ 5.322] (**) Video Bus: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[ 5.322] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Video Bus'
[ 5.322] (**) Video Bus: always reports core events
[ 5.322] (**) evdev: Video Bus: Device: "/dev/input/event9"
[ 5.322] (--) evdev: Video Bus: Vendor 0 Product 0x6
[ 5.322] (--) evdev: Video Bus: Found keys
[ 5.322] (II) evdev: Video Bus: Configuring as keyboard
[ 5.322] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A08:00/LNXVIDEO:00/input/input9/event9"
[ 5.322] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Video Bus" (type: KEYBOARD, id 7)
[ 5.322] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[ 5.322] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[ 5.322] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "de"
[ 5.322] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Power Button (/dev/input/event0)
[ 5.322] (**) Power Button: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[ 5.322] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button'
[ 5.322] (**) Power Button: always reports core events
[ 5.322] (**) evdev: Power Button: Device: "/dev/input/event0"
[ 5.322] (--) evdev: Power Button: Vendor 0 Product 0x1
[ 5.322] (--) evdev: Power Button: Found keys
[ 5.322] (II) evdev: Power Button: Configuring as keyboard
[ 5.322] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A08:00/device:02/PNP0C0C:00/input/input0/event0"
[ 5.322] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Power Button" (type: KEYBOARD, id 8)
[ 5.322] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[ 5.322] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[ 5.322] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "de"
[ 5.322] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Lid Switch (/dev/input/event1)
[ 5.322] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[ 5.322] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[ 5.322] (II) config/udev: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card0)
[ 5.323] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500 (/dev/input/event5)
[ 5.323] (**) Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: Applying InputClass "evdev pointer catchall"
[ 5.323] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500'
[ 5.323] (**) Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: always reports core events
[ 5.323] (**) evdev: Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: Device: "/dev/input/event5"
[ 5.323] (--) evdev: Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: Vendor 0x45e Product 0x737
[ 5.323] (--) evdev: Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: Found 3 mouse buttons
[ 5.323] (--) evdev: Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: Found scroll wheel(s)
[ 5.323] (--) evdev: Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: Found relative axes
[ 5.323] (--) evdev: Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: Found x and y relative axes
[ 5.323] (II) evdev: Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: Configuring as mouse
[ 5.323] (II) evdev: Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: Adding scrollwheel support
[ 5.323] (**) evdev: Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
[ 5.323] (**) evdev: Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
[ 5.323] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-2/3-2:1.0/input/input5/event5"
[ 5.323] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500" (type: MOUSE, id 9)
[ 5.323] (II) evdev: Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: initialized for relative axes.
[ 5.323] (**) Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
[ 5.323] (**) Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: (accel) acceleration profile 0
[ 5.323] (**) Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
[ 5.323] (**) Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
[ 5.323] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500 (/dev/input/mouse0)
[ 5.323] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[ 5.323] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[ 5.323] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer (/dev/input/event6)
[ 5.323] (**) Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: Applying InputClass "evdev touchscreen catchall"
[ 5.323] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer'
[ 5.323] (**) Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: always reports core events
[ 5.323] (**) evdev: Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: Device: "/dev/input/event6"
[ 5.323] (--) evdev: Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: Vendor 0x3eb Product 0x8409
[ 5.323] (--) evdev: Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: Found absolute axes
[ 5.323] (--) evdev: Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: Found absolute multitouch axes
[ 5.323] (--) evdev: Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: Found x and y absolute axes
[ 5.323] (--) evdev: Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: Found absolute touchscreen
[ 5.323] (II) evdev: Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: Configuring as touchscreen
[ 5.323] (**) evdev: Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
[ 5.323] (**) evdev: Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
[ 5.323] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.2/1-1.2:1.0/input/input6/event6"
[ 5.323] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer" (type: TOUCHSCREEN, id 10)
[ 5.323] (II) evdev: Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: initialized for absolute axes.
[ 5.323] (**) Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
[ 5.323] (**) Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: (accel) acceleration profile 0
[ 5.323] (**) Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
[ 5.323] (**) Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
[ 5.324] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer (/dev/input/mouse1)
[ 5.324] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[ 5.324] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[ 5.324] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_1.3M (/dev/input/event7)
[ 5.324] (**) Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_1.3M: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[ 5.324] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_1.3M'
[ 5.324] (**) Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_1.3M: always reports core events
[ 5.324] (**) evdev: Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_1.3M: Device: "/dev/input/event7"
[ 5.324] (--) evdev: Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_1.3M: Vendor 0xc45 Product 0x644e
[ 5.324] (--) evdev: Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_1.3M: Found keys
[ 5.324] (II) evdev: Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_1.3M: Configuring as keyboard
[ 5.324] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.5/1-1.5:1.0/input/input7/event7"
[ 5.324] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_1.3M" (type: KEYBOARD, id 11)
[ 5.324] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[ 5.324] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[ 5.324] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "de"
[ 5.324] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3 (/dev/input/event10)
[ 5.324] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[ 5.324] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[ 5.324] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA Intel PCH Mic (/dev/input/event11)
[ 5.324] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[ 5.324] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[ 5.324] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA Intel PCH Front Headphone (/dev/input/event12)
[ 5.324] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[ 5.324] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[ 5.325] (II) config/udev: Adding input device AT Translated Set 2 keyboard (/dev/input/event3)
[ 5.325] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[ 5.325] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'AT Translated Set 2 keyboard'
[ 5.325] (**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: always reports core events
[ 5.325] (**) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event3"
[ 5.325] (--) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Vendor 0x1 Product 0x1
[ 5.325] (--) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Found keys
[ 5.325] (II) evdev: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
[ 5.325] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input3/event3"
[ 5.325] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD, id 12)
[ 5.325] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[ 5.325] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[ 5.325] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "de"
[ 5.325] (II) config/udev: Adding input device ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse (/dev/input/event8)
[ 5.325] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Applying InputClass "evdev pointer catchall"
[ 5.325] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse'
[ 5.325] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: always reports core events
[ 5.325] (**) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Device: "/dev/input/event8"
[ 5.325] (--) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Vendor 0x2 Product 0x5
[ 5.325] (--) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Found 3 mouse buttons
[ 5.325] (--) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Found scroll wheel(s)
[ 5.325] (--) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Found relative axes
[ 5.325] (--) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Found x and y relative axes
[ 5.325] (II) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Configuring as mouse
[ 5.325] (II) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: Adding scrollwheel support
[ 5.325] (**) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
[ 5.325] (**) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
[ 5.325] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input8/event8"
[ 5.325] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse" (type: MOUSE, id 13)
[ 5.325] (II) evdev: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: initialized for relative axes.
[ 5.325] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
[ 5.325] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: (accel) acceleration profile 0
[ 5.325] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
[ 5.325] (**) ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
[ 5.325] (II) config/udev: Adding input device ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse (/dev/input/mouse2)
[ 5.325] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.
[ 5.325] (II) This device may have been added with another device file.
[ 5.326] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Dell WMI hotkeys (/dev/input/event4)
[ 5.326] (**) Dell WMI hotkeys: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
[ 5.326] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Dell WMI hotkeys'
[ 5.326] (**) Dell WMI hotkeys: always reports core events
[ 5.326] (**) evdev: Dell WMI hotkeys: Device: "/dev/input/event4"
[ 5.326] (--) evdev: Dell WMI hotkeys: Vendor 0 Product 0
[ 5.326] (--) evdev: Dell WMI hotkeys: Found keys
[ 5.326] (II) evdev: Dell WMI hotkeys: Configuring as keyboard
[ 5.326] (**) Option "config_info" "udev:/sys/devices/virtual/input/input4/event4"
[ 5.326] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Dell WMI hotkeys" (type: KEYBOARD, id 14)
[ 5.326] (**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
[ 5.326] (**) Option "xkb_model" "pc105"
[ 5.326] (**) Option "xkb_layout" "de"

Question information

Language:
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Status:
Solved
For:
Ubuntu xserver-xorg-video-intel Edit question
Assignee:
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Solved by:
Michael Zimmermann
Solved:
2012-12-10
Last query:
2012-12-10
Last reply:
2012-12-08

Add the boot option:

nomodeset

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

You can try to update your intel driver , through this PPA = https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat/+archive/intel-graphics-updates

and see if works better.

Another thing you can test is the SNA acceleration (applies only with 2.20 intel driver)

See here how = http://askubuntu.com/questions/225356/how-can-i-enable-the-sna-acceleration-method-for-intel-cards-under-ubuntu-12-04

Thanks

Michael Zimmermann (imichaelz) said : #3

Thanks for your input. Unfortunately nothing has changed. I have tested the edgers and/or swat updates to the intel driver with no effect. As far as I can see from the Xorg.0.log there seems to be no problem in the configuration. The intel driver is loaded attached to eDP1 screen which gives the correct (FHD) resolution.

After the update you have recommended it looks like this:
michaelz@michaelz-XPS-12-9Q23:~$ apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-video-intel
xserver-xorg-video-intel:
  Installiert: 2:2.20.15+git20121207.4bfc5e90-0ubuntu0sarvatt
  Installationskandidat: 2:2.20.15+git20121207.4bfc5e90-0ubuntu0sarvatt
  Versionstabelle:
 *** 2:2.20.15+git20121207.4bfc5e90-0ubuntu0sarvatt 0
        500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu/ raring/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2:2.20.14-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main amd64 Packages
michaelz@michaelz-XPS-12-9Q23:~$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i sna
[ 4.588] (II) intel(0): SNA compiled: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.20.15+git20121207.4bfc5e90-0ubuntu0sarvatt (Robert Hooker <email address hidden>)
[ 4.588] (**) intel(0): Option "AccelMethod" "sna"
[ 4.782] (II) intel(0): SNA initialized with IvyBridge backend

nomodeset will work as i915.modeset=0 will do, but then the vesa driver is used instead of the intel which results in poor performance (~160 FPS with glxgears). This is not the solution.

Is there maybe something in conjuction with the efi boot or the fact that this laptop has a MiniDisplayPort for (VGA1, HDMI1 and DP1). What irritates me is that the log looks so much as expected and gives (me) no real hint what going wrong.

Michael Zimmermann (imichaelz) said : #4

Finally I solved my problem:

- Preparing an usb stick with Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit)
- Setting BIOS to UEFI boot, pressing <F12> to select USB stick as EFI boot device
- pressing <e> in the Grub menu to edit the Install Ubuntu section
- adding "acpi_rsdp=efi acpi_backlight=vendor" (without quotes) behind quiet splash -- and pressing <F10> to proceed

The installation should now work as expected. The acceleration is UXA and the overall performance very OK. One minor thing which is left open is the backlight control. If I try to make the sceen brighter shortly after boot the system will crash. Logging in and then, without a hurry, pressing <Fn> <F5> will make the screen brighter without crash. It would be nice if there is someone to solve this, even if it is no real problem.

Michael Zimmermann (imichaelz) said : #5

Sorry, wrong description. Making the screen brighter behaves different. Pressing up to 5 times <Fn> <F5> is no problem, making the screen brighter by pressing more often will cause the crash.

Matt Nethery (mjls-nethery) said : #6

You're a legend! I've been tearing my hair out for days with this very issue. Many thanks for posting this.

(BTW - I have a different issue now - lightdm doesn't want to let me in, keeps going straight back to login window. Guess I'm not quite out of the woods yet!)

Michael Zimmermann (imichaelz) said : #7

Thanks for the post. Small reward for the hours spent on solving this. For me the one and only thing (afaik) thats left is that acpi is not working (battery status, hibernate, ...). Removing my boot options and booting to a blank screen, then ssh to the machine shows that acpi works without the boot parameters. So maybe there is someone out there who either knows a boot parameter to add acpi support to that configuration or that there will be an updated kernel which makes the boot parameters obsolete.

Matt Nethery (mjls-nethery) said : #8

Just a little further to this, one of the 4 million things I tried early on was to add the xorg-edgers PPA. When I updated/upgraded it installed a 3.7.x version kernel. Booting this kernel had no effect (ie. still a black screen). Now I can't remember whether I had tried with your acpi boot options - I suspect not because I think I found your post afterwards. In any case, that particular xorg-edgers kernel didn't work. So yes, still waiting/hoping for full acpi support on this Dell XPS 12 model.

LJ (the-mr-lj-88) said : #9

I installed a 13.04 beta on my XPS12 - the backlight-controll works, but the system boots with backlight set to level 0 ( =no backlight) so that I have to increas the backlight befor I can log in.
Multiple pressing of F4 or F5 make no problems and the choosen backlight level also is restored after resuming from standby.
I there a way to change the boot-up display brightness?

Kernel is 3.8.0-18-generic