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Robison, Dave

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Jan 21, 2015, 4:16:09 PM1/21/15
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Hiya,

I've taken this to the PCBSD and FreeBSD forums but nobody responds so I'm hoping someone will at least point me in the right direction.

I'm running PCBSD 10.1. My Dell Latitude E6510 uses the Intel agp0 Ironlake chip and as recently as PCBSD 10.0, it worked find when the laptop is docked and I'm using my external monitor (HDMI).

Now, however, I can only do this in VESA mode. When I boot with the Intel driver, the screen will go black, with a white cursor in the upper leftmost corner and my mouse pointer will freeze toward that corner. Works fine in either mode if I'm not docked.

I assume this is a problem with Xorg though perhaps it's the new vt(4). At any rate, I'm wondering where to start looking.

I booted normally, let it fail, then booted VESA and have an xorg.0.log.old.

For the entire log, please check this link:

https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/xorg-on-dell-latitude-e6510.49868/




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Robison, Dave

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Jan 21, 2015, 5:52:46 PM1/21/15
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Howdy,

This worked fine in PCBSD 8, 9, and 10. Now it's no longer working as of 10.1 or thereabouts...

On 01/21/2015 14:45, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> hi,
>
> freebsd's dri i915kms code doesn't yet support haswell or later,w hich
> I believe includes ironlake.
>
>
> -a
>
>
> On 21 January 2015 at 13:07, Robison, Dave <david....@fisglobal.com> wrote:
>> Hiya,
>>
>> I've taken this to the PCBSD and FreeBSD forums but nobody responds so I'm hoping someone will at least point me in the right direction.
>>
>> I'm running PCBSD 10.1. My Dell Latitude E6510 uses the Intel agp0 Ironlake chip and as recently as PCBSD 10.0, it worked find when the laptop is docked and I'm using my external monitor (HDMI).
>>
>> Now, however, I can only do this in VESA mode. When I boot with the Intel driver, the screen will go black, with a white cursor in the upper leftmost corner and my mouse pointer will freeze toward that corner. Works fine in either mode if I'm not docked.
>>
>> I assume this is a problem with Xorg though perhaps it's the new vt(4). At any rate, I'm wondering where to start looking.
>>
>> I booted normally, let it fail, then booted VESA and have an xorg.0.log.old.
>>
>> For the entire log, please check this link:
>>
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__forums.freebsd.org_threads_xorg-2Don-2Ddell-2Dlatitude-2De6510.49868_&d=AAICAg&c=3BfiSO86x5iKjpl2b39jud9R1NrKYqPq2js90dwBswk&r=xejns4hCLY4pkxk_Fns5Pg&m=D2ev6u5XDxKTokYIOTU5ZfOcKIO_EK0TLRXrm4Oqwyw&s=_c7Scd47YZWuifpxu7th0PObWZM3TNecua6n7mXZ2Fs&e=
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>>
>>
>>
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Adrian Chadd

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Jan 21, 2015, 5:59:48 PM1/21/15
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It's likely the updated xorg and pulling in update dri code and using
dri2. That all happened around that timeframe.



-a

Adrian Chadd

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Jan 21, 2015, 6:11:02 PM1/21/15
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hi,

freebsd's dri i915kms code doesn't yet support haswell or later,w hich
I believe includes ironlake.


-a


On 21 January 2015 at 13:07, Robison, Dave <david....@fisglobal.com> wrote:
> Hiya,
>
> I've taken this to the PCBSD and FreeBSD forums but nobody responds so I'm hoping someone will at least point me in the right direction.
>
> I'm running PCBSD 10.1. My Dell Latitude E6510 uses the Intel agp0 Ironlake chip and as recently as PCBSD 10.0, it worked find when the laptop is docked and I'm using my external monitor (HDMI).
>
> Now, however, I can only do this in VESA mode. When I boot with the Intel driver, the screen will go black, with a white cursor in the upper leftmost corner and my mouse pointer will freeze toward that corner. Works fine in either mode if I'm not docked.
>
> I assume this is a problem with Xorg though perhaps it's the new vt(4). At any rate, I'm wondering where to start looking.
>
> I booted normally, let it fail, then booted VESA and have an xorg.0.log.old.
>
> For the entire log, please check this link:
>
> https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/xorg-on-dell-latitude-e6510.49868/

Robison, Dave

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Jan 21, 2015, 6:41:01 PM1/21/15
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On 01/21/2015 14:59, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> It's likely the updated xorg and pulling in update dri code and using
> dri2. That all happened around that timeframe.
>

This is my suspicion as well. And I also suspect I may be the only FreeBSD user on the planet who has run into this problem.

Where should I take this to push it upstream? Obviously it's not a critical problem but I'd like to have it resolved so I can stop using VESA.

Adrian Chadd

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Jan 21, 2015, 7:09:49 PM1/21/15
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It's being worked on by the graphics team. They're all volunteers, so
I don't know if there's a timeline for when they plan on having
everything updated to the latest Linux code.



-adrian

Lundberg, Johannes

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Jan 21, 2015, 9:26:03 PM1/21/15
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I thought the foundation is sponsoring the graphics stack update? If not,
I wish they could if that would speed up the portability with modern
laptops...

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Bengt Ahlgren

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Jan 22, 2015, 4:32:10 AM1/22/15
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Just for the record: Ironlake is quite a lot older. I have the same in
my ThinkPad X201, which has been working pretty well for some time now,
also with HDMI from a dock. I however run 9.3-STABLE (with the new
console).

To the OP: there is a newer xorg-server in the latest ports tree that
you may want to try:

xorg-server-1.14.7_1,1

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Adrian Chadd <adr...@freebsd.org> writes:

> hi,
>
> freebsd's dri i915kms code doesn't yet support haswell or later,w hich
> I believe includes ironlake.
>
>
> -a
>
>
> On 21 January 2015 at 13:07, Robison, Dave <david....@fisglobal.com> wrote:
>> Hiya,
>>
>> I've taken this to the PCBSD and FreeBSD forums but nobody responds
>> so I'm hoping someone will at least point me in the right direction.
>>
>> I'm running PCBSD 10.1. My Dell Latitude E6510 uses the Intel agp0
>> Ironlake chip and as recently as PCBSD 10.0, it worked find when the
>> laptop is docked and I'm using my external monitor (HDMI).
>>
>> Now, however, I can only do this in VESA mode. When I boot with the
>> Intel driver, the screen will go black, with a white cursor in the
>> upper leftmost corner and my mouse pointer will freeze toward that
>> corner. Works fine in either mode if I'm not docked.
>>
>> I assume this is a problem with Xorg though perhaps it's the new
>> vt(4). At any rate, I'm wondering where to start looking.
>>
>> I booted normally, let it fail, then booted VESA and have an xorg.0.log.old.
>>
>> For the entire log, please check this link:
>>
>> https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/xorg-on-dell-latitude-e6510.49868/
>>
>>
>>
>>

Gerd Hafenbrack

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Jan 22, 2015, 4:32:39 AM1/22/15
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On 2015-01-21 23:45, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> ... haswell or later, which I believe includes ironlake.

No!
Ironlake was released around 2010. Haswell was released 2013.

Adrian Chadd

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Jan 22, 2015, 12:19:42 PM1/22/15
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Ah!

Ok, then poke the x11 team. It may be something to do with the x side of things.

What's the output of "xrandr" on each install? That'll list the known
output devices.



-a

Robison, Dave

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Jan 22, 2015, 3:30:31 PM1/22/15
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Hiya,

I received an email from a non-list subscriber who uses the same laptop and docking station.

At his suggestion I disabled the new VT in /boot/loader.conf.pcbsd, then remade grub with:

grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Rebooted and ran the PCBSD Display Manger and I am back up on the intel driver at 1900x1200.

Why the new VT and the intel driver do not play nicely together is a mystery to me.

I believe any FreeBSD user could simply disable the new VT in /boot/loader.conf to accomplish the same thing. The option is:

kern.vty=vt

Dave


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Adrian Chadd

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Jan 22, 2015, 6:13:11 PM1/22/15
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Would you please file a bug? https://bugs.freebsd.org/submit/


-a

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Mar 16, 2017, 5:40:08 AM3/16/17
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Press F8 key continuously to display the Advanced Boot Options screen. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, make sure that Safe Mode is selected and press Enter. You will get more helpful hacks in Dell Latitude E6510 Manual-https://guideusermanual.com/product-name-latitude-e6510-manual&po=344648&lang=English
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