X falls back to VESA after newest update

Thomas Olsen tanghus at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 12:00:48 BST 2009


This morning I got updates for my Intel drivers and I thought that finally I 
could get rid of some of the bugs and maybe X would enable DRI. After restart 
I was greeted with a login screen running 640X480 and no way to set it any 
higher. At the same time the fonts are so fuzzy that I can hardly read what 
I'm writing.

Gotta admit that I have 
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu jaunty main
enabled in sources.list. I know that I could probably just comment that out 
and do an update and upgrade, but I would like to get the newest drivers 
working if possible.

Searching thru Xorg.0.log I found these lines that might explain what is 
happening but doesn't give me a clue about what to do.

(II) LoadModule: "dri"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri.so
(II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
        ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(II) LoadModule: "dri2"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri2.so
(II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.6.0, module version = 1.0.0
        ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DRI2
(II) Scanning /usr/share/xserver-xorg/pci directory for additional PCI ID's 
supported by the drivers
(II) No matches found for this device in /usr/share/xserver-xorg/pci
(==) Registering 'vesa' as fallback
(==) Matched vesa for the autoconfigured driver
(==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
(II) LoadModule: "vesa"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//vesa_drv.so
(II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.5.99.902, module version = 1.3.0
        Module class: X.Org Video Driver
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 5.0
(II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 00 at 00:02:0

and:

(II) VESA(0): Total Memory: 13 64KB banks (832kB)
(II) VESA(0): Configured Monitor: Using hsync range of 30.00-80.00 kHz
(II) VESA(0): Configured Monitor: Using vrefresh range of 56.00-76.00 Hz
(II) VESA(0): Configured Monitor: Using maximum pixel clock of 140.00 MHz
(WW) VESA(0): Unable to estimate virtual size
(--) VESA(0): Virtual size is 640x480 (pitch 640)
(**) VESA(0): *Built-in mode "640x480"
(**) VESA(0): Display dimensions: (340, 270) mm
(**) VESA(0): DPI set to (47, 45)

Any suggestions or should I just fall back to the stuck Jaunty drivers?

-- 
Best Regards / Med venlig hilsen

  Thomas Olsen




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