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mx-16 December updates mix up graphics driver on remaster

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mx-16 December updates mix up graphics driver on remaster

#1 Postby imafraidknot » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:32 pm

Hej,

I use to remaster mx-16 on an usb-stick, which went smooth until December updates. From then the stick boots fine with intel graphics driver and uses 1440x900@60Hz resolution.
fom inxi -F

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Graphics:
...
drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting, fbdev, vesa

after remastering the stick it will boot with

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Graphics:
...
drivers: intel, vesa (unloaded: modesetting, fbdev

and the highest resolution will be only 1280x1024@0Hz. Which distorts the display unnecessary and renders it useless for the purpose.

I tried some blacklist-stuff in vain.

Can I solve that somehow or do I have to wait for an update that will fix it?

cheerio bob

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Re: mx-16 December updates mix up graphics driver on remaster

#2 Postby dolphin_oracle » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:38 pm

check to see if you have a /etc/xorg/xorg.conf file, and if so, remove/rename it.

also check your boot options to make sure you aren't using one of the safe/failsafe boot parameters.
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Re: mx-16 December updates mix up graphics driver on remaster

#3 Postby imafraidknot » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:13 pm

It's directly from the mx-iso, as far as I remember there was no xorg.conf.
The only boot-options are "quiet norepo=de,fr"

No special settings, as mentioned before I used the same procedure from 2016 and it was always working out of the box.

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Re: mx-16 December updates mix up graphics driver on remaster

#4 Postby dolphin_oracle » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:30 pm

imafraidknot wrote:It's directly from the mx-iso, as far as I remember there was no xorg.conf.
The only boot-options are "quiet norepo=de,fr"

No special settings, as mentioned before I used the same procedure from 2016 and it was always working out of the box.


generally there are only a couple of ways for vesa to be loaded automatically.

1. your chipset doesn't support another driver (which doesn't appear to be the case here)

or

2. somehow the vesa driver is forced to load either by a file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d or by a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

I thought the remaster process was supposed to exclude those though (at least /etc/X11/xorg.conf)

/etc/X11/xorg.conf *can* be generated on the fly. if that's the case, we need to figure out why.
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Re: mx-16 December updates mix up graphics driver on remaster

#5 Postby imafraidknot » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:43 pm

dolphin_oracle wrote:2. somehow the vesa driver is forced to load either by a file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d or by a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

I thought the remaster process was supposed to exclude those though (at least /etc/X11/xorg.conf)

/etc/X11/xorg.conf *can* be generated on the fly. if that's the case, we need to figure out why.


At the moment i can't take a look at the stick, but the first thing I was looking for was a "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" file which didn't exist.
What could there be with /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d?

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Re: mx-16 December updates mix up graphics driver on remaster

#6 Postby dolphin_oracle » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:58 pm

imafraidknot wrote:
dolphin_oracle wrote:2. somehow the vesa driver is forced to load either by a file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d or by a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.

I thought the remaster process was supposed to exclude those though (at least /etc/X11/xorg.conf)

/etc/X11/xorg.conf *can* be generated on the fly. if that's the case, we need to figure out why.


At the moment i can't take a look at the stick, but the first thing I was looking for was a "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" file which didn't exist.
What could there be with /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d?


no idea, but its another area that is sourced. just looking for odd stuff now.

you didn't do an update with the test repo enabled did you?
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Re: mx-16 December updates mix up graphics driver on remaster

#7 Postby imafraidknot » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:30 pm

dolphin_oracle wrote:
imafraidknot wrote:At the moment i can't take a look at the stick, but the first thing I was looking for was a "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" file which didn't exist.
What could there be with /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d?


no idea, but its another area that is sourced. just looking for odd stuff now.

you didn't do an update with the test repo enabled did you?


odd stuff sounds reasonable!
test repo? Even didn't know that it exists.

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Re: mx-16 December updates mix up graphics driver on remaster

#8 Postby imafraidknot » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:18 pm

I can confirm on a different computer w/intel graphics there is no xorg.conf. And also vesa loaded.
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d contains only synaptics something.

On that different computer (non pae) I just tried to prepare an mx16.1-stick but that fails running out of memory. Unfortunately it eats all the memory (~1Gig). What a pity. Have to rethink what to do with that machine.

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Re: mx-16 December updates mix up graphics driver on remaster

#9 Postby azrielle » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:31 am

I have found the November update to MX16.1 to be exceptionally functional and stable. Why not revert to that, andthen do an internal monthly update?
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Re: mx-16 December updates mix up graphics driver on remaster

#10 Postby imafraidknot » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:48 pm

azrielle wrote:I have found the November update to MX16.1 to be exceptionally functional and stable. Why not revert to that, andthen do an internal monthly update?

I use November MX16.1 and internal monthly update. It has been working until I installed December updates.


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