I will start this thread like most of people.
I am new guy in Ubuntu. I have tried to make right installation but always getting some problems. I have laptop HP Pavilion g7 1153er. This laptop equipped with ATI Radeon HD 6470M and i5 2410M CPU so I have hybrid graphic with Intel hd video 3000. I have took this laptop with Windows.
But I am working with web-services and developement a lot so would like change my OS to Ubuntu. I have started with Ubuntu 12.04 and got that my system doesnt want to start up without additional parameter nomodeset. I have used it, install OS and thought that problem is with radeon. So I have installed (from 7 time reinstalled OS) driver from amd site. But this isn't help. When I checked my logs I see that main problem is with intel video.
Fatal server error:
[ 18.145] atiddxProbe: fail to probe intel VGA device
[ 18.145] (EE)
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
[ 18.145] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[ 18.146] (EE)
I checked intel drivers and saw that they are adapted to Ubuntu 13.04 now. So I have tried few times install them to Ubuntu 12.04 and failed. To move further I have installed Ubuntu 13.04. This system required two additional boot parameters to work: acpi=off and nomodeset. I have installed and seen that it works with slow screen processing. Than I installed Intel driver and this helped to me remove acpi=off from boot string.
I have digged a lot of info to check all this things like a new user. I know that experience it is great but I am trying to solve this problem third day and my work is stopped. Do not want to switch back
So could any body help me to find solution for video processing speed. I still thinking that problem is with drivers. What is the best in my situation? And do I need to use nomodest for each start up?
Please help me with this problem or post some links for similar problem. I have checked many posts but problems was little bit different.
Sorry for my english and thanks.
Maybe this will help.
Linux w-HP-Pavilion-g7 3.8.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 1 16:35:23 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
lspci -k | grep VGA -A2 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1672 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04) -- 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1672 02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
I have move further and tried to install amd driver .... thought it will help. After generation of xorg.config and reboot I have got again error in xorg
atiddxProbe: fail to probe intel VGA device
after revert xorg.config to backup I was able to start ubuntu but the desktop was empty. I have tried to start unity but got another
error compiz (core) - Error: Plugin 'opengl' not loaded.
Continuing searching solution. Tried installed drivers few more time with different instructions for 13.04 and 12.04 as well. I have seen some statistic that each time when I am generating xorg.conf after radeon drivers preparation I get graphic error about Intel adapter (Please check this error examples above, they are the same). And when I completely remove xorg.conf or choose back to default setting (make the same: remove xorg.conf) than everything works again. All this time use nomodeset for Ubuntu start up, without it getting black screen.
Searching solution at few forums but havent got any suggestion. I have feeling that it is impossible to fix this problem. :)