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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby BostonPeng on Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:24 pm

I'm in PAE now (I hate only using half of my CPU). Should I do a fresh boot before trying that or do you think I'd be safe(-er) to try that once my Webilder get in the vm is done? Either way I'll transcribe the steps to make sure I have them handy if I wind up back at the console to log back in.
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:54 pm

It doesn't really matter if you reboot or not (it's not windoze).
If you end up without X, you can simply (re)move xorg.conf and reboot.
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby BostonPeng on Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:57 pm

I didn't think I needed to reboot but I've been fighting the drivers enough I wanted to ask. On a side note, my install got me bitten by the no audio bug but the tip in the LMDE KDE UP5 thread got it fixed pretty easily. I'll let you know how things go driver wise after the reboot.

ETA: I forgot to mention that when I finally did the manual install the nvidia-glx looked like it hadn't been installed, and I had forgotten to blacklist nouveau. About to try the new set of steps.
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby BostonPeng on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:31 pm

It turns out we both forgot to have me run sudo nvidia-xconfig before the reboot because I got an 800x600 resolution screen when I booted back in. I still have the complaint form KWin, plus I'm noticing some bowing in the Note plasmoid on my desktop. Hopefully this screenshot will show what I'm talking about.

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ETA: I did some checking on the effects issue and found a reference to the compositing type in Desktop Effects > Advanced. It turns out I was using the XRender compositing and once I changed it to OpenGL it looks like I've gotten my effects back. I'm not sure what's causing the bowing though.
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:45 pm

It amazes me every time that graphics seem to be different for each system :shock:

Talking about DDM:
Clem and others are making me change a lot in DDM: looks, but especially handling of graphics drivers.
The next version we'll be able to activate different drivers per graphics card (thus switching between drivers).
A lot of work is still to be done (and the December month is one of the busiest of the year) so I hope I get it ready when UP6 comes out.
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby BostonPeng on Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:59 pm

Who knew something as seemingly simple as graphics drivers could turn out to be such a royal pain in the rear? I'll do what I can to help test things, especially since now I know how to keep my laptop from booting to the terminal. I bet the rest of the Mint community has little to no idea how nice it will be when they can simply fire up DDM to install the PAE kernel and drivers. Thanks for putting so much work into it for us!
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby lizbeth on Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:44 pm

Just ran on a fresh install of nadia... 15 minutes seemed a bit slow to me.... here's the log

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25-11-2012 21:07:16 main                          INFO      Write debug information to file: /home/nadia/ddm.log
25-11-2012 21:07:16 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /proc/version
25-11-2012 21:07:16 main                          DEBUG     Startup command: gksu --message "<b>Please enter your password</b>" python /usr/lib/device-driver-manager/ddm.py :d :l /home/nadia/ddm.log
25-11-2012 21:07:21 ddm.main                      INFO      Checking your hardware...
25-11-2012 21:07:21 drivers.DriverCheck           DEBUG     Initialize DriverCheck
25-11-2012 21:07:21 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /proc/version
25-11-2012 21:07:21 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: lspci -nn | grep VGA
25-11-2012 21:07:21 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: lspci | grep VGA
25-11-2012 21:07:21 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE
25-11-2012 21:07:21 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: aptitude search linux-headers
25-11-2012 21:07:26 nvidia.getNvidia              DEBUG     No supported Nvidia card found
25-11-2012 21:07:26 ati.getATI                    INFO      ATI card found: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI BeaverCreek [Radeon HD 6520G]
25-11-2012 21:07:26 ati.getATI                    INFO      ATI chip serie found:  6520
25-11-2012 21:07:26 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: apt-cache policy fglrx
25-11-2012 21:07:26 drivers.getPackageStatus      DEBUG     Package not installed: fglrx
25-11-2012 21:07:26 ati.getATI                    DEBUG     ATI fglrx status: notinstalled
25-11-2012 21:07:26 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: lspci | grep Broadcom
25-11-2012 21:07:26 pae.getPae                    DEBUG     Distribution: ubuntu 14.0
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Search for extensions: ['.png', '.jpg', '.jpeg', '.gif']
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/installed.png
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/nvidia.png
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/pae.png
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/uninstallable.png
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/broadcom.png
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/logo.png
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/empty.png
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/notinstalled.png
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/ati.png
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/mirror.png
25-11-2012 21:07:26 ddm.fillHardware              INFO      Hardware image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/ati.png
25-11-2012 21:07:26 ddm.fillHardware              INFO      Add item: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI BeaverCreek [Radeon HD 6520G]
25-11-2012 21:07:26 ddm.fillHardware              DEBUG     Preselect: True
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create list store eval string: gtk.ListStore(bool, gtk.gdk.Pixbuf, gtk.gdk.Pixbuf, str, str, str, int)
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create column names: ['Column 0', 'Column 1', 'Column 2', 'Column 3', 'Column 4', 'Column 5']
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Add data to list store (single-column list): liststore.append( [True, gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file("/usr/share/device-driver-manager/notinstalled.png"), gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file("/usr/share/device-driver-manager/ati.png"), "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI BeaverCreek [Radeon HD 6520G]", "ati", "notinstalled", 400] )
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Last visible column nr: 4
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create column: gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 0", gtk.CellRendererToggle(), active=0)
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Check box found: add toggle function
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column added: Column 0
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create column: gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 1", gtk.CellRendererPixbuf(), pixbuf=1)
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column added: Column 1
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create column: gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 2", gtk.CellRendererPixbuf(), pixbuf=2)
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column added: Column 2
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create column: gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 3", gtk.CellRendererText(), text=3, weight=6)
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column added: Column 3
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Hide column nr: 4
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Hide column nr: 5
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Add Liststrore to Treeview
25-11-2012 21:07:26 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Scrolled to selected row: 0
25-11-2012 21:07:26 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: apt-cache policy device-driver-manager | grep Installed
25-11-2012 21:07:37 ddm.handleHardware            INFO      install hardware code: ati
25-11-2012 21:07:37 ddm.handleHardware            INFO      Start driver install thread
25-11-2012 21:07:37 drivers.DriverInstall         DEBUG     Initialize DriverInstall
25-11-2012 21:07:37 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /proc/version
25-11-2012 21:07:37 ddm.installHardware           DEBUG     Check every 5 seconds if thread is still active
25-11-2012 21:07:37 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: lspci -nn | grep VGA
25-11-2012 21:08:14 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE
25-11-2012 21:09:41 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: aptitude search linux-headers
25-11-2012 21:14:25 ati.installATI                INFO      ATI driver to install: fglrx
25-11-2012 21:15:15 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: echo linux-headers-$(uname -r)
25-11-2012 21:15:15 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: aptitude search fglrx | grep ^i
25-11-2012 21:16:06 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: aptitude search fglrx-amdcccle | grep ^i
25-11-2012 21:16:57 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: aptitude search linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic | grep ^i
25-11-2012 21:18:15 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: aptitude search fglrx | grep ^i
25-11-2012 21:18:31 ati.installATIDriver          DEBUG     Install drivers: fglrx
25-11-2012 21:18:45 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: apt-get -y --force-yes install fglrx
25-11-2012 21:18:59 execcmd.run                   INFO      Reading package lists...
25-11-2012 21:18:59 execcmd.run                   INFO      Building dependency tree...
25-11-2012 21:18:59 execcmd.run                   INFO      Reading state information...
25-11-2012 21:19:03 execcmd.run                   INFO      The following extra packages will be installed:
25-11-2012 21:19:05 execcmd.run                   INFO      fglrx-amdcccle lib32gcc1
25-11-2012 21:19:05 execcmd.run                   INFO      The following NEW packages will be installed:
25-11-2012 21:19:05 execcmd.run                   INFO      fglrx fglrx-amdcccle lib32gcc1
25-11-2012 21:19:05 execcmd.run                   INFO      0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
25-11-2012 21:19:05 execcmd.run                   INFO      Need to get 85.2 MB of archives.
25-11-2012 21:19:05 execcmd.run                   INFO      After this operation, 254 MB of additional disk space will be used.
25-11-2012 21:19:05 execcmd.run                   INFO      Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main lib32gcc1 amd64 1:4.7.2-2ubuntu1 [53.3 kB]
25-11-2012 21:19:05 execcmd.run                   INFO      Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/restricted fglrx amd64 2:9.000-0ubuntu3 [79.4 MB]
25-11-2012 21:19:44 execcmd.run                   INFO      Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/restricted fglrx-amdcccle amd64 2:9.000-0ubuntu3 [5,747 kB]
25-11-2012 21:19:49 execcmd.run                   INFO      dpkg-preconfigure: unable to re-open stdin: No such file or directory
25-11-2012 21:19:49 execcmd.run                   INFO      Fetched 85.2 MB in 48s (1,751 kB/s)
25-11-2012 21:19:49 execcmd.run                   INFO      Selecting previously unselected package lib32gcc1.
25-11-2012 21:19:49 execcmd.run                   INFO      (Reading database ... 190770 files and directories currently installed.)
25-11-2012 21:19:50 execcmd.run                   INFO      Unpacking lib32gcc1 (from .../lib32gcc1_1%3a4.7.2-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
25-11-2012 21:19:50 execcmd.run                   INFO      Selecting previously unselected package fglrx.
25-11-2012 21:19:52 execcmd.run                   INFO      Unpacking fglrx (from .../fglrx_2%3a9.000-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb) ...
25-11-2012 21:19:57 execcmd.run                   INFO      Selecting previously unselected package fglrx-amdcccle.
25-11-2012 21:19:57 execcmd.run                   INFO      Unpacking fglrx-amdcccle (from .../fglrx-amdcccle_2%3a9.000-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb) ...
25-11-2012 21:19:58 execcmd.run                   INFO      Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
25-11-2012 21:20:00 execcmd.run                   INFO      Setting up lib32gcc1 (1:4.7.2-2ubuntu1) ...
25-11-2012 21:20:00 execcmd.run                   INFO      Setting up fglrx (2:9.000-0ubuntu3) ...
25-11-2012 21:20:00 execcmd.run                   INFO      update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/fglrx/ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/x86_64-linux-gnu_GL.conf (x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode
25-11-2012 21:20:10 execcmd.run                   INFO      update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/fglrx/alt_ld.so.conf to provide /etc/ld.so.conf.d/i386-linux-gnu_GL.conf (i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf) in auto mode
25-11-2012 21:20:13 execcmd.run                   INFO      update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
25-11-2012 21:20:16 execcmd.run                   INFO      update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-17-generic
25-11-2012 21:20:16 execcmd.run                   INFO      Warning: No support for locale: en_US.utf8
25-11-2012 21:20:21 execcmd.run                   INFO      Loading new fglrx-9.000 DKMS files...
25-11-2012 21:20:21 execcmd.run                   INFO      First Installation: checking all kernels...
25-11-2012 21:20:24 execcmd.run                   INFO      Building for 3.5.0-17-generic and 3.5.0-18-generic
25-11-2012 21:20:24 execcmd.run                   INFO      Building for architecture amd64
25-11-2012 21:20:25 execcmd.run                   INFO      Building initial module for 3.5.0-17-generic
25-11-2012 21:20:36 execcmd.run                   INFO      Done.
25-11-2012 21:20:36 execcmd.run                   INFO      fglrx:
25-11-2012 21:20:36 execcmd.run                   INFO      Running module version sanity check.
25-11-2012 21:20:37 execcmd.run                   INFO      - Original module
25-11-2012 21:20:37 execcmd.run                   INFO      - No original module exists within this kernel
25-11-2012 21:20:37 execcmd.run                   INFO      - Installation
25-11-2012 21:20:37 execcmd.run                   INFO      - Installing to /lib/modules/3.5.0-17-generic/kernel/drivers/char/drm/
25-11-2012 21:20:39 execcmd.run                   INFO      depmod....
25-11-2012 21:20:39 execcmd.run                   INFO      DKMS: install completed.
25-11-2012 21:20:43 execcmd.run                   INFO      Building initial module for 3.5.0-18-generic
25-11-2012 21:20:55 execcmd.run                   INFO      Done.
25-11-2012 21:20:56 execcmd.run                   INFO      fglrx:
25-11-2012 21:20:56 execcmd.run                   INFO      Running module version sanity check.
25-11-2012 21:20:56 execcmd.run                   INFO      - Original module
25-11-2012 21:20:56 execcmd.run                   INFO      - No original module exists within this kernel
25-11-2012 21:20:56 execcmd.run                   INFO      - Installation
25-11-2012 21:20:56 execcmd.run                   INFO      - Installing to /lib/modules/3.5.0-18-generic/kernel/drivers/char/drm/
25-11-2012 21:20:59 execcmd.run                   INFO      depmod....
25-11-2012 21:20:59 execcmd.run                   INFO      DKMS: install completed.
25-11-2012 21:20:59 execcmd.run                   INFO      update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
25-11-2012 21:21:00 execcmd.run                   INFO      Processing triggers for ureadahead ...
25-11-2012 21:21:00 execcmd.run                   INFO      Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
25-11-2012 21:21:00 execcmd.run                   INFO      Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
25-11-2012 21:21:00 execcmd.run                   INFO      Setting up fglrx-amdcccle (2:9.000-0ubuntu3) ...
25-11-2012 21:21:00 execcmd.run                   INFO      Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
25-11-2012 21:21:08 execcmd.run                   INFO      ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
25-11-2012 21:21:10 execcmd.run                   INFO      Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ...
25-11-2012 21:21:10 execcmd.run                   INFO      update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.5.0-18-generic
25-11-2012 21:21:13 execcmd.run                   INFO      Warning: No support for locale: en_US.utf8
25-11-2012 21:21:20 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: aptitude search fglrx-amdcccle | grep ^i
25-11-2012 21:21:34 ati.installATI                DEBUG     Configure ATI
25-11-2012 21:21:35 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: aticonfig --initial -f
25-11-2012 21:21:49 execcmd.run                   INFO      Uninitialised file found, configuring.
25-11-2012 21:21:58 execcmd.run                   INFO      Using /etc/X11/xorg.conf
25-11-2012 21:22:00 execcmd.run                   INFO      Saving back-up to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.original-0
25-11-2012 21:22:16 ati.installATI                INFO      Done installing ATI drivers
25-11-2012 21:22:24 drivers.DriverCheck           DEBUG     Initialize DriverCheck
25-11-2012 21:22:24 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /proc/version
25-11-2012 21:22:24 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: lspci -nn | grep VGA
25-11-2012 21:22:24 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE
25-11-2012 21:22:24 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: aptitude search linux-headers
25-11-2012 21:22:27 nvidia.getNvidia              DEBUG     No supported Nvidia card found
25-11-2012 21:22:27 ati.getATI                    INFO      ATI card found: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI BeaverCreek [Radeon HD 6520G]
25-11-2012 21:22:27 ati.getATI                    INFO      ATI chip serie found:  6520
25-11-2012 21:22:27 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: apt-cache policy fglrx
25-11-2012 21:22:27 drivers.getPackageStatus      DEBUG     Package is installed: fglrx
25-11-2012 21:22:27 ati.getATI                    DEBUG     ATI fglrx status: installed
25-11-2012 21:22:27 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: lspci | grep Broadcom
25-11-2012 21:22:27 pae.getPae                    DEBUG     Distribution: ubuntu 14.0
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Search for extensions: ['.png', '.jpg', '.jpeg', '.gif']
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/installed.png
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/nvidia.png
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/pae.png
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/uninstallable.png
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/broadcom.png
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/logo.png
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/empty.png
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/notinstalled.png
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/ati.png
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/mirror.png
25-11-2012 21:22:27 ddm.fillHardware              INFO      Hardware image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/ati.png
25-11-2012 21:22:27 ddm.fillHardware              INFO      Add item: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI BeaverCreek [Radeon HD 6520G]
25-11-2012 21:22:27 ddm.fillHardware              DEBUG     Preselect: False
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Clear existing list store
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create column names: ['Column 0', 'Column 1', 'Column 2', 'Column 3', 'Column 4', 'Column 5']
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Add data to list store (single-column list): liststore.append( [False, gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file("/usr/share/device-driver-manager/installed.png"), gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file("/usr/share/device-driver-manager/ati.png"), "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI BeaverCreek [Radeon HD 6520G]", "ati", "installed", 400] )
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Last visible column nr: 4
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column already exists: Column 0
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column already exists: Column 1
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column already exists: Column 2
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column already exists: Column 3
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Hide column nr: 4
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Hide column nr: 5
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Add Liststrore to Treeview
25-11-2012 21:22:27 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Scrolled to selected row: 0
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby bimsebasse on Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:13 am

I get "No supported hardware detected"

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26-11-2012 05:07:08 main                          INFO      Write debug information to file: /home/brian/ddm.log
26-11-2012 05:07:08 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /proc/version
26-11-2012 05:07:08 main                          INFO      Machine info: Linux version 3.5.0-18-generic (buildd@allspice) (gcc version 4.7.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.7.2-2ubuntu1) ) #29-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 19 10:26:51 UTC 2012
26-11-2012 05:07:08 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: apt-cache policy device-driver-manager | grep Installed
26-11-2012 05:07:08 main                          INFO      DDM version: 0.2.4
26-11-2012 05:07:08 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: aptitude search apt-listbugs | grep ^i
26-11-2012 05:07:14 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /proc/version
26-11-2012 05:07:14 main                          DEBUG     Startup command: gksu --message "<b>Please enter your password</b>" python /usr/lib/device-driver-manager/ddm.py :d :l /home/brian/ddm.log
26-11-2012 05:07:17 ddm.main                      INFO      Checking your hardware...
26-11-2012 05:07:17 drivers.DriverCheck           DEBUG     Initialize DriverCheck
26-11-2012 05:07:17 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /proc/version
26-11-2012 05:07:17 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: lspci -nn | grep VGA
26-11-2012 05:07:17 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: lspci | grep VGA
26-11-2012 05:07:17 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: cat /etc/*-release | grep DISTRIB_RELEASE
26-11-2012 05:07:17 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: aptitude search linux-headers
26-11-2012 05:07:24 nvidia.getNvidia              DEBUG     No supported Nvidia card found
26-11-2012 05:07:24 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: lspci | grep Broadcom
26-11-2012 05:07:24 pae.getPae                    DEBUG     Distribution: ubuntu 14.0
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Search for extensions: ['.png', '.jpg', '.jpeg', '.gif']
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/installed.png
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/ati.png
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/nvidia.png
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/empty.png
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/notinstalled.png
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/mirror.png
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/logo.png
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/broadcom.png
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/pae.png
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.getImgsFromDir      DEBUG     Image found: /usr/share/device-driver-manager/uninstallable.png
26-11-2012 05:07:24 ddm.fillHardware              WARNING   No supported hardware detected
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create list store eval string: gtk.ListStore(str, int)
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create column names: ['Column 0']
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Add data to bottom of list store (single-column list): No supported hardware detected
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Create column: gtk.TreeViewColumn("Column 0", gtk.CellRendererText(), text=0, weight=1)
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Column added: Column 0
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Add Liststrore to Treeview
26-11-2012 05:07:24 functions.fillTreeview        DEBUG     Scrolled to selected row: 0
26-11-2012 05:07:24 execcmd.run                   DEBUG     Command to execute: apt-cache policy device-driver-manager | grep Installed


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brian@brian-UL50VT ~ $ lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce G210M] (rev ff)


Jockey doesn't find anything either, though it used to suggest nvidia-current in Ubuntu/Mint and some experimental nvidia driver in elementary OS.

I have Nvidia Optimus and Bumblebee installed working perfectly, so I have no need for the tool but thought I would point out that it, like jockey, in my case, doesn't find the Nvidia driver.

On Mint 14 Cinnamon 64bit using DDM 0.2.4.
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:36 am

lizbeth wrote:Just ran on a fresh install of nadia... 15 minutes seemed a bit slow to me.... here's the log


I see that querying apt takes a lot of time:
aptitude search linux-headers
took about 5 minutes and should take a second (or two).

I bet it's not always like this.
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:40 am

bimsebasse wrote:I get "No supported hardware detected"

I have Nvidia Optimus and Bumblebee installed working perfectly, so I have no need for the tool but thought I would point out that it, like jockey, in my case, doesn't find the Nvidia driver.

On Mint 14 Cinnamon 64bit using DDM 0.2.4.


Could you post the results of:
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lspci -nn | grep VGA
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby bimsebasse on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:09 am

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brian@brian-UL50VT ~ $ lspci -nn | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce G210M] [10de:0a74] (rev ff)
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:27 am

bimsebasse wrote:
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brian@brian-UL50VT ~ $ lspci -nn | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce G210M] [10de:0a74] (rev ff)


I'm rewriting most of the DDM code at the moment and supporting these hybrid chip sets is one of the many items on my todo list.

Could you tell me which packages you need to install and how you have to configure your system (preferably on both Ubuntu and Debian)?
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby bimsebasse on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:38 am

Ah, I have never configured beyond installing nvidia-current; the current better solution was taken care of by Bumblebee and I don't know what exactly it does on system level beyond modifying the kernel (with bbswitch), installing nvidia-current and activating Intel graphics as the default. I'd love to help if you want to see some system config files or anything.
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:42 am

bimsebasse wrote:Ah, I have never configured beyond installing nvidia-current; the current better solution was taken care of by Bumblebee and I don't know what exactly it does on system level beyond modifying the kernel (with bbswitch), installing nvidia-current and activating Intel graphics as the default. I'd love to help if you want to see some system config files or anything.


I'll get back to you when I'm at the point of implementing hybrid chipsets.
For now I have my hands full with the upcoming DDM.
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby bimsebasse on Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:47 am

No worries, mate, this tool is gonna be a major asset to Mint.
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby cwwgateway on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:17 pm

I'm very interested in how DDM might handle hybrid graphics. I know Manjaro supposedly has support for hybrid graphics out of the box, but I've never used it so I don't know exactly how it works.

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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:36 am

cwwgateway wrote:I'm very interested in how DDM might handle hybrid graphics.


I am too :D
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby Schoelje on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:02 am

For the past few days I've been spending a lot of time on DDM.
About 60% of the code is being re-written and a lot of new code is added:
  • jockey-like handling of Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu.
  • nvidia-detect in Debian (re-introduced that one for maintenance purposes).
  • Selectable driver activation (user must be able to choose the driver he/she wants to use)
  • Graphical drivers can be switched
  • New UI
It's going to take a lot more coding time and when I'm done I'll be needing your help more than ever ;)

The UI so far (but It'll probably change a bit):
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby BostonPeng on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:55 am

That's looking pretty nice, Schoelje, especially the fact that you're splitting the sections so we can deal with one at a time. I look forward to playing with it.
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Re: Device Driver Manager - Help needed

Postby zerozero on Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:16 pm

first of all the astonishment :lol: moment: remember that a few months ago this project was a couple bash scripts :shock:

now:
- hybrid cards: yes pretty please.
- "activate different drivers per graphics card": does this means (as the picture suggests) switch between nvidia and nouveau graphically?
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