Mint 18.3 Intel CPU Intel GPU

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vk2byf
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Mint 18.3 Intel CPU Intel GPU

Post by vk2byf » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:24 am

Brand new PC & brand new hp 24es 22" HDMI monitor which worked fine with the old PC on Mint 17.

My main problem.
Can't change display resolution from 800x600x75 result = Monitor: Unknown

~$ inxi -Fxz

System: Host: bob-MD34045-2521 Kernel: 4.13.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: System: MEDION product: MD34045/2521 v: Default string
Mobo: MEDION model: Z370H4-EM v: 1.0
Bios: American Megatrends v: 370H4W0X.103 date: 09/08/2017
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i3-8100 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 28800
clock speeds: max: 3600 MHz 1: 3600 MHz 2: 3600 MHz 3: 3600 MHz
4: 3600 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Device 3e91 bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: fbdev,intel (unloaded: vesa)
Resolution: 800x600@75.00hz
GLX Renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 5.0, 256 bits)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel Device a2f0 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-32-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 5009.0GB (10.7% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_DT01ACA1 size: 1000.2GB
ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Expansion_Desk size: 4000.8GB
ID-3: USB /dev/sdd model: USB_Flash_Disk size: 8.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 580G used: 6.8G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.47GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0C mobo: 29.8C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 192 Uptime: 1:52 Memory: 1098.4/7862.1MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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I have searched the forum for many days and tried various suggestion like creating and adding new modes with cvt and xrander. I have actually managed to add the mode I want but when I try to change to it via Control Centre / Displays, I get the "Could not set the configuration for CRTC 621" error and I'm stuck on 800x600

From what I have read, I get the feeling I may have to wait for a newer kernel.

I even tried to edit /etc/default/grub file by adding i915.alpha_support=1. This got me a series of tiny dots on the top left of the screen followed by many lines of errors. Smaller characters than before so maybe the resolution changed but the machine did not boot so I put it back the way it was.

I have learned a lot but I feel I am way in over my head

What does this mean?
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default

Does it mean the PC can't figure out what the capabilities of the monitor are? eDID no good?

My monitor is connected via HDMI port and VGA port via adaptor to Display Port. The PC doesn't see the VGA or DP port at all.

Not sure if I can trust the following.

$ xrandr --props | edid-decode
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Extracted contents:
header: 53 63 72 65 65 6e 20 30
serial number: 3a 20 6d 69 6e 69 6d 75 6d 20
version: 38 30
basic params: 30 20 78 20 36
chroma info: 30 30 2c 20 63 75 72 72 65 6e
established: 74 20 38
standard: 30 30 20 78 20 36 30 30 2c 20 6d 61 78 69 6d 75
descriptor 1: 6d 20 31 39 32 30 20 78 20 31 30 38 30 0a 64 65 66 61
descriptor 2: 75 6c 74 20 63 6f 6e 6e 65 63 74 65 64 20 70 72 69 6d
descriptor 3: 61 72 79 20 38 30 30 78 36 30 30 2b 30 2b 30 20 30 6d
descriptor 4: 6d 20 78 20 30 6d 6d 0a 20 20 20 38 30 30 78 36 30 30
extensions: 20
checksum: 20

No header found
Manufacturer: NQ@ Model 696d Serial Number 1970104686
EDID version: 56.48
Analog display, Input voltage level: 0.714/0.286 V
Configurable signal levels
Sync:
Maximum image size: 32 cm x 120 cm
Gamma: 1.32
DPMS levels: Off
Non-RGB color display
Default (sRGB) color space is primary color space
First detailed timing is preferred timing
Established timings supported:
720x400@88Hz
640x480@60Hz
640x480@67Hz
640x480@75Hz
832x624@75Hz
Standard timings supported:
632x632@108Hz
504x378@116Hz
504x504@114Hz
632x632@108Hz
600x600@92Hz
1120x840@93Hz
1208x906@101Hz
1120x840@113Hz
Detailed mode: Clock 83.010 MHz, 1584 mm x 1034 mm
817 849 1666 1386 hborder 101
1840 1875 1875 3920 vborder 102
-hsync -vsync analog composite side by side interleaved
Detailed mode: Clock 277.650 MHz, 1892 mm x 32 mm
1652 2009 2620 2452 hborder 114
1647 1670 1690 5341 vborder 105
-hsync +vsync bipolar analog composite side by side interleaved
Detailed mode: Clock 292.810 MHz, 816 mm x 43 mm
889 943 1503 2969 hborder 32
1840 1875 1923 3936 vborder 48
-hsync +vsync bipolar analog composite side by side interleaved
Detailed mode: Clock 83.010 MHz, 1840 mm x 2096 mm
888 920 1720 920 hborder 54
109 143 143 2778 vborder 48
-hsync -vsync digital composite field sequential L/R
Has 32 extension blocks
Checksum: 0x20 (should be 0x6a)
EDID block does not conform at all!
Block has broken checksum
Bad year of manufacture
Bad week of manufacture
Manufacturer name field contains garbage

I have tried to solve this problem myself for a couple of weeks. Clearly it's beyond my basic
self taught Linux capabilities. I really would appreciate being pointed in the right direction by
some of you, much more experienced, people. I thank you in advance for taking the time to read my issues.

Thanks, Bob

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Re: Mint 18.3 Intel CPU Intel GPU

Post by mrjimphelps » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:54 pm

Have you tried all versions of Mint since 17? Maybe you could go back to 18.2.

Maybe you could find a video card which would work in Mint 18.3, which would result in this monitor working.

You might find some help here: https://wiki.debian.org/GraphicsCard, or here: https://wiki.debian.org/Xorg

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Re: Mint 18.3 Intel CPU Intel GPU

Post by michael louwe » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:16 pm

@ vk2byf
vk2byf wrote:...
For some information on the Linux compatibility of the very new 8th-gen Intel Coffee Lake processor and Z370 motherboard, see ... https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... -itx&num=1

Also, check out these links about the Intel HD graphics drivers ... https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... l-graphics
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ASUS_E403SA

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Re: Mint 18.3 Intel CPU Intel GPU

Post by Spearmint2 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:07 am

please post readout from this command. Using it, I can perhaps create an .xprofile file that you can place in your user's home folder to give you what you need.

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xrandr
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