Video card resolution failure in LM 19 with Intel 8th generation CPU

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Video card resolution failure in LM 19 with Intel 8th generation CPU

Post by ineuw » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:26 pm

I am aware that installing a new OS (beta or standard) + a new motherboard (Intel 8th generation) creates a multitude of minor problems.

Previous to Linux 19, I was able to set up my preferred resolution with the following script placed in the startup apps. The previous video card was an ASUS Nvidia GTforce 620 and the X11 video driver, because Linux Nvidia driver was lacking the all important feature of defining a custom resolution of 16:9. This card served me well until this is no longer a viable option. With LM 19 I am using the built-in Intel video chipset which is supposedly X11 compatible, but the script no longer works.

Searched the web for answers, and I am including the outputs of the various video status. If I missed anything please let me know. Thanks.

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the video script and error message

#!/bin/bash
# /home/ineuw/.scripts/res1536p864p.sh

# 1536x864 59.94 Hz (CVT 1.33M9) hsync: 53.76 kHz; pclk: 109.25 MHz
# Modeline "1536x864_60.00"  109.25  1536 1624 1784 2032  864 867 872 897 -hsync +vsync

xrandr --newmode "1536x864_59.00"  109.25  1536 1624 1784 2032  864 867 872 897 -hsync +vsync
xrandr --addmode HDMI-1 "1536x864_59.00"
xrandr --output HDMI-1 --mode "1536x864_59.00"

X Error of failed request:  BadName (named color or font does not exist)
  Major opcode of failed request:  140 (RANDR)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  16 (RRCreateMode)
  Serial number of failed request:  28
  Current serial number in output stream:  28
xrandr: Configure crtc 1 failed

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results of: inxi -Fxzd

System:    Host: lm190b64 Kernel: 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.4 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: B360 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI serial: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: B360 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI-CF v: x.x serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: F5 date: 04/24/2018
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium Gold G5600 (-MT-MCP-) 
           arch: Skylake rev.11 cache: 4096 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 15648
           clock speeds: max: 3900 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 800 MHz 4: 800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Device 3e91 bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (Coffeelake 3x8 GT2)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Device a348 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-23-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Ethernet Connection (7) I219-V
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1620.3GB (13.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SDSSDHII size: 120.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: ST500DM002 size: 500.1GB
           Optical-1: /dev/sr0 model: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSB0
           rev: LN01 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
           Features: speed: 32x multisession: yes
           audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 51G used: 7.2G (15%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb13
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 203 Uptime: 11 min Memory: 640.6/15718.8MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56 

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results of: glxinfo | grep -i vendor

server glx vendor string: SGI
client glx vendor string: Mesa Project and SGI
    Vendor: Intel Open Source Technology Center (0x8086)
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center

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results of: modinfo -F filename `lshw -c video | awk '/configuration: driver/{print $2}' | cut -d= -f2`

/lib/modules/4.15.0-23-generic/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915.ko

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results of: lshw -c video

  *-display                 
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Intel Corporation
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 00
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pciexpress msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: iomemory:600-5ff iomemory:400-3ff irq:125 memory:6000000000-6000ffffff memory:4000000000-400fffffff ioport:3000(size=64) memory:c0000-dffff

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results of: lshw -c video
  *-display                 
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Intel Corporation
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 00
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pciexpress msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: iomemory:600-5ff iomemory:400-3ff irq:125 memory:6000000000-6000ffffff memory:4000000000-400fffffff ioport:3000(size=64) memory:c0000-dffff

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results of: lspci | grep VGA ; lsmod | grep "kms\|drm" ; find /dev -group video ; \cat /proc/cmdline ; find /etc/modprobe.d/; cat /etc/modprobe.d/*kms* ; \ls /etc/X11/xorg.conf ;glxinfo  | grep -i "vendor\|rendering" ; \grep LoadModule /var/log/Xorg.0.log

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 3e91
drm_kms_helper        167936  1 i915
syscopyarea            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
sysfillrect            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
sysimgblt              16384  1 drm_kms_helper
fb_sys_fops            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
drm                   401408  5 i915,drm_kms_helper
/dev/fb0
/dev/dri/card0
/dev/dri/renderD128
BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-23-generic root=UUID=854d40d0-ff84-4a82-9dab-0cb373dad4ca ro quiet splash vt.handoff=1
/etc/modprobe.d/
/etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/amd64-microcode-blacklist.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-firewire.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/dkms.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/intel-microcode-blacklist.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-rare-network.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
# modprobe information used for DKMS modules
#
# This is a stub file, should be edited when needed,
# used by default by DKMS.
ls: cannot access '/etc/X11/xorg.conf': No such file or directory
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
client glx vendor string: Mesa Project and SGI
    Vendor: Intel Open Source Technology Center (0x8086)
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
[    14.275] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[    14.283] (II) LoadModule: "modesetting"
[    14.284] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
[    14.284] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[    14.307] (II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
[    14.308] (II) LoadModule: "glamoregl"
[    14.519] (II) LoadModule: "fb"
[    14.657] (II) LoadModule: "libinput"

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Re: Video card resolution failure in LM 19 with Intel 8th generation CPU

Post by whm1974 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:32 pm

I'm guessing that the Coffee Lake iGPU or the driver doesn't support that resolution.

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Re: Video card resolution failure in LM 19 with Intel 8th generation CPU

Post by ineuw » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:36 pm

I am referring to the X11 Nouveau driver which supports any resolution. As for Coffee Lake (8th generation Linux) has been supported by Intel since the fall of 2017.
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Re: Video card resolution failure in LM 19 with Intel 8th generation CPU

Post by whm1974 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:42 pm

ineuw wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:36 pm
I am referring to the X11 Nouveau driver which supports any resolution. As for Coffee Lake (8th generation Linux) has been supported by Intel since the fall of 2017.
Yes but I'm wondering if the iGPU or driver themselves supports that resolution.

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Re: Video card resolution failure in LM 19 with Intel 8th generation CPU

Post by ineuw » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:56 pm

whm1974 wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:42 pm
Yes but I'm wondering if the iGPU or driver themselves supports that resolution.
I was under he impression that the driver is named "Nouveau", as for the IGPU, according to the numbers provided in the motherboard' specs are below, and which amply satisfies my requirements of 1536 x 864 x 59.00MHz

Onboard Graphics: Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:

1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60 Hz
* The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@30 Hz
* Support for HDMI 1.4 version and HDCP 2.2.
Maximum shared memory of 1 GB
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Re: Video card resolution failure in LM 19 with Intel 8th generation CPU

Post by catweazel » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:00 pm

ineuw wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:56 pm
whm1974 wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:42 pm
Yes but I'm wondering if the iGPU or driver themselves supports that resolution.
I was under he impression that the driver is named "Nouveau", as for the IGPU
Nouveau is the open source nVidia driver.
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Re: Video card resolution failure in LM 19 with Intel 8th generation CPU

Post by ineuw » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:13 pm

Thanks. This worked well for many years, since Nvidia blocked custom definitions in Linux. As for the current Intel driver, there is a single all encompassing driver for Linux kernels 15 and 16 (which is not available yet on LM), but I am not sure yet how to install it. I have been using Alien to convert tarballs to .deb, otherwise I would not know how.
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