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SOLVED Mate using Intel's drivers

Post by Georgia boy » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:16 pm

Marking as 'solved'. Had gone to something else after the incident of the upgrade that time where it got toasted. But while using I let it choose what it wanted and was happy with. Worked fine.

DDM.png
On my laptop I installed Mate. I noticed that it's using my Intel Graphics. I would had assumed that it would had grabbed the FOSS drivers instead upon installation. I noticed this when I went to see about installing the Nvidia drivers. Is this normal for a Mint product to do this? Mate is my first experience with a Mint product. As you can see in my signature my desktop uses Squeeze and Xubuntu. The Asus laptop is now using Mate instead of Win7. Got tired of Windows and ditched it for Mate. But back to the drivers here. Why would this happen and would I mess things up by going into Synaptic and mark for removal and adding the Nvidia drivers for installation? It's GEFORCE 610m,
Including some screenshots to show what I mean. Also adding lshw and lsusb just in case they're needing to be looked at. This will will save some time waiting for them. If anything else is needed please ask and give terminal commands that is needed.
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thomas@tom ~ $ lshw
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
tom                       
    description: Computer
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: vsyscall32
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       physical id: 0
     *-memory
          description: System memory
          physical id: 0
          size: 7783MiB
     *-cpu
          product: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 1
          bus info: cpu@0
          size: 800MHz
          capacity: 800MHz
          width: 64 bits
          capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp x86-64 constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx lahf_lm ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts dtherm tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid cpufreq
     *-pci
          description: Host bridge
          product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: 09
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: driver=agpgart-intel
          resources: irq:0
        *-pci:0
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
             version: 09
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:40 ioport:d000(size=4096) memory:db000000-dc0fffff ioport:c0000000(size=167772160)
           *-display UNCLAIMED
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: NVIDIA Corporation
                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                version: a1
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: vga_controller cap_list
                configuration: latency=0
                resources: memory:db000000-dbffffff memory:c0000000-c7ffffff memory:c8000000-c9ffffff ioport:d000(size=128) memory:dc000000-dc07ffff
        *-display
             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: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
             resources: irq:54 memory:dc400000-dc7fffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff ioport:e000(size=64)
        *-communication UNCLAIMED
             description: Communication controller
             product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 16
             bus info: pci@0000:00:16.0
             version: 04
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
             resources: memory:df00b000-df00b00f
        *-usb:0
             description: USB controller
             product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1a
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.0
             version: 05
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:16 memory:df008000-df0083ff
        *-multimedia
             description: Audio device
             product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1b
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
             version: 05
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
             resources: irq:56 memory:df000000-df003fff
        *-pci:1
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
             version: b5
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:41 ioport:c000(size=4096) memory:de600000-deffffff ioport:cc200000(size=10485760)
        *-pci:2
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.1
             version: b5
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:42 ioport:b000(size=4096) memory:ddc00000-de5fffff ioport:cb700000(size=10485760)
           *-network
                description: Wireless interface
                product: Centrino Wireless-N 100
                vendor: Intel Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
                logical name: wlan0
                version: 00
                serial: 78:92:9c:a8:13:b2
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=3.2.0-4-amd64 firmware=39.31.5.1 build 32895 ip=192.168.1.105 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
                resources: irq:55 memory:ddc00000-ddc01fff
        *-pci:3
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.3
             version: b5
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:43 ioport:a000(size=4096) memory:dd200000-ddbfffff ioport:cac00000(size=10485760)
           *-usb
                description: USB controller
                product: ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller
                vendor: ASMedia Technology Inc.
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
                version: 00
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: xhci bus_master cap_list
                configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
                resources: irq:19 memory:dd200000-dd207fff
        *-pci:4
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1c.5
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.5
             version: b5
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:44 ioport:9000(size=4096) memory:dc800000-dd1fffff ioport:ca100000(size=10485760)
           *-network
                description: Ethernet interface
                product: AR8151 v2.0 Gigabit Ethernet
                vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
                logical name: eth1
                version: c0
                serial: 30:85:a9:08:fb:f9
                capacity: 1Gbit/s
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
                configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=atl1c driverversion=1.0.1.0-NAPI firmware=N/A latency=0 multicast=yes port=twisted pair
                resources: irq:57 memory:dc800000-dc83ffff ioport:9000(size=128)
        *-usb:1
             description: USB controller
             product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
             version: 05
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: ehci bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:23 memory:df007000-df0073ff
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
             version: 05
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
        *-storage
             description: SATA controller
             product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
             version: 05
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: storage ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
             resources: irq:53 ioport:e0b0(size=8) ioport:e0a0(size=4) ioport:e090(size=8) ioport:e080(size=4) ioport:e060(size=32) memory:df006000-df0067ff
        *-serial UNCLAIMED
             description: SMBus
             product: 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
             version: 05
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             configuration: latency=0
             resources: memory:df005000-df0050ff ioport:e040(size=32)
WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.
thomas@tom ~ $ 

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thomas@tom ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 13d3:5710 IMC Networks 
thomas@tom ~ $ 
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Re: Mate using Intel's drivers

Post by caf4926 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:02 am

Are you sure you don't have hybrid graphics?

Nvidia driver install is

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
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Re: Mate using Intel's drivers

Post by caf4926 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:07 am

caf4926 wrote:Are you sure you don't have hybrid graphics?

Nvidia driver install is

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

Looking at the Hardware code again. It does seem to be hybrid.
You need to look at the bumblebee project I think
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee
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Re: Mate using Intel's drivers

Post by Georgia boy » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:51 am

caf4926 wrote:
caf4926 wrote:Are you sure you don't have hybrid graphics?

Nvidia driver install is

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

Looking at the Hardware code again. It does seem to be hybrid.
You need to look at the bumblebee project I think
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee
How can you tell hybrid? But isn't Bumblebee for Ubuntu and Ubuntu based? I thought that Mate was based off of Debian testing. Also, would it make a difference in Intel graphics being selected? That one screenshot of the Synaptic package does show that Intel is the graphics installed right? Or am I misreading the settings?
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Re: Mate using Intel's drivers

Post by caf4926 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:56 am

Your hwinfo shows

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ioport:c0000000(size=167772160)
           *-display UNCLAIMED
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: NVIDIA Corporation
                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                version: a1
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: vga_controller cap_list
                configuration: latency=0
                resources: memory:db000000-dbffffff memory:c0000000-c7ffffff memory:c8000000-c9ffffff ioport:d000(size=128) memory:dc000000-dc07ffff
        *-display
             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: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
             resources: irq:54 memory:dc400000-dc7fffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff 
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Bumblebee is not distro specific
Mint is based on Ubuntu

Whatever OS you are using there should be a way to use Bumblebee for it
It's not clear to me exactly what OS you are using?
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Re: Mate using Intel's drivers

Post by caf4926 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:01 am

I thought that Mate was based off of Debian testing. Also, would it make a difference in Intel graphics being selected? That one screenshot of the Synaptic package does show that Intel is the graphics installed right? Or am I misreading the settings?
Mate is nothing to do with debian, it's a Desktop environment intended to supply something like what was lost by gnome 2 being shelved.

Intel drivers normally get installed by default and are mostly integrated to the linux kernel

Some people just use the intel (I would myself as I have no need for nvidia on my laptop) (that is if I even had nvidia, which I don't)
But if you want the nvidia then bumblebee is the way to go
FYI: It can be problematic
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Re: Mate using Intel's drivers

Post by Georgia boy » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:25 am

caf4926 wrote:Your hwinfo shows

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ioport:c0000000(size=167772160)
           *-display UNCLAIMED
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: NVIDIA Corporation
                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                version: a1
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: vga_controller cap_list
                configuration: latency=0
                resources: memory:db000000-dbffffff memory:c0000000-c7ffffff memory:c8000000-c9ffffff ioport:d000(size=128) memory:dc000000-dc07ffff
        *-display
             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: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
             resources: irq:54 memory:dc400000-dc7fffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff 
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Bumblebee is not distro specific
Mint is based on Ubuntu

Whatever OS you are using there should be a way to use Bumblebee for it
It's not clear to me exactly what OS you are using?
I'm using Linux LMDE Mate latest version. So then at this rate you're saying that I will be able to get by as is without having to install the Nvidia drivers. It's that it came with the laptop and I was using wine had Win7 on it. Plus that is what I've used lon the desktop with Squeeze and Xubuntu. I only have the Linux Mint LMDE Mate on the laptop. I was just surprised to see that it was running the Intel graphics. I was used to the FOSS drivers being used on the other distros before going to Nvidia. Now that you did the snippet I can see. The first part is saying about the Nvidia capability but not in force. The second part is same thing only Intel and is showing Intel as in force running the show. Right?
So if I leave as is all will be fine and will work.
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Re: Mate using Intel's drivers

Post by caf4926 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:21 am

It will work fine as is with the Intel graphics

BTW: LMDE is not like Mint - As LMDE is not in any way related to Ubuntu (Well they are both debian based) but Ubuntu PPA'a are not to be used with LMDE.
You can though, for example, should you wish, download the Debian Chrome Browser and install that.
I have the LMDE Mate on my little eeepc and it's wonderful.
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Re: Mate using Intel's drivers

Post by Georgia boy » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:11 pm

That's why I was wondering about the Bumblebee bit. Didn't sound right when I was using LMDE Mate. Like Mate so far. TB was acting up saying to do the update then when you click okay it would sit there trying to go to some server. See that there is an issue with that. One fix is to go in as root and pull in and update and then go back to regular. Or just wait till next pack comes out. Think I'll wait until then. I just unchecked the automatic update on TB and will wait till the Pack comes in.
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