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Log files full of drm: intel_prepare_page_flip errors

Postby Fornhamfred on Thu May 31, 2012 2:42 pm

For some reason all of a sudden my syslog and kern.log files are spawning the above error. Can anyone suggest why this should occur after months of happy usage.
I am runnng cinnamon on a Dell machine with integrated graphics.
Lspci shows:

~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:06.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P Processor to I/O Memory Interface (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc DGE-530T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 11) (rev 11)
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 02)
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Re: Log files full of drm: intel_prepare_page_flip errors

Postby Fornhamfred on Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:36 am

Can anyone help please.
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Re: Log files full of drm: intel_prepare_page_flip errors

Postby mank_in on Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:33 am

Intel i865G GPU cannot handle cinnamon, from my experience the oldest intel GPU works with cinnamon is i945G ( although i never try i915G/1910G )
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Re: Log files full of drm: intel_prepare_page_flip errors

Postby Fornhamfred on Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:44 am

Thanks

I had a feeling that that was the problem although it has been running fine for several months. I deleted the syslog and kern.log files and then used gnome classic for the next session, and got not flip errors in the logs.

Do you know whether it is possible to replace cinnamon with mate without having to re-install ?
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Re: Log files full of drm: intel_prepare_page_flip errors

Postby mank_in on Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:09 pm

For the best result is install MATE DVD version, but you can try install MATE alongside cinnamon, and choose MATE from login screen ( if you use automatic login, you can logout first)

The command to install mate is :
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sudo apt-get install mint-meta-mate
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Re: Log files full of drm: intel_prepare_page_flip errors

Postby Fornhamfred on Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:51 pm

I have the DVD but would prefer not to do a fresh install. However I am getting Unable to locate package mint-meta-mate. Is there another repro that needs to be added?
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Re: Log files full of drm: intel_prepare_page_flip errors

Postby mank_in on Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:05 pm

if terminal not works, open synaptic package manager and search for mint-meta-mate
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Re: Log files full of drm: intel_prepare_page_flip errors

Postby Fornhamfred on Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:17 pm

Thanks did it the hard way. The meta package is not in synaptic but I have picked out all the required packages.
The only problem I have now is that the flip errors have re-occurred when using Mate instead of Gnome classic.
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Re: Log files full of drm: intel_prepare_page_flip errors

Postby zerozero on Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:02 pm

not that i can help you with those errors, just to rectify here something: in lmde the metapackage is mate-desktop-environment
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Re: Log files full of drm: intel_prepare_page_flip errors

Postby mank_in on Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:34 am

Sorry i forgot this one in LMDE forum , my bad :mrgreen:
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