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Video Driver Backup (SOLVED)
« on: June 09, 2014, 12:12:06 am »
Hello, I have the following problem or may be question:
How i know which video driver  I’m using and how can I make a backup to restore (intall it) later, after a clean Peppermint install.
Let me give you more datails, it is a netbook, with a special Argentinian distro (Huayra, based in Debian), the netbook specs are the following:

http://pastebin.com/6DWgNgBZ

And, why i want to save the driver? That’s because, it is working flawless, without problems (VLC, full screen perfect, HDMI  flawless, etc), and I have installed Peppermint from clean in a very similar hardware (http://pastebin.com/9uabfNRx), and the default driver gives me constant problems. I dont’t want to experience the same situation, now that I have a good driver and I want to change Huayra to Peppermint.
Repeting: How to know and backup the video driver, for re-install in Peppermint later?
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Re: Video Driver Backup
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 09:34:38 am »
According to this:
http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=12fdc3c20642d6a3e868309f9fc4c124e082d4ae
Huayra is (as you say) based on Debian, so can you open a terminal and post the output from:
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sudo lshw -C display

As you appear to be using the pvrsrvkm driver .. let's try to discover which package contains that
can you install apt-file:
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sudo apt-get install apt-file
then sync it:
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sudo apt-file update
then search the packages for "pvrsrvkm"
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apt-file search pvrsrvkm
is anything listed ?



I'm not sure the pvrsrvkm driver is available for Peppermint versions above Peppermint 3 (based on Ubuntu 12.04), and even then only from a PPA .. but there are other drivers available.

I seriously doubt you could backup the driver from Huayra/Debian and install it directly in Peppermint as a package .. particularly in Peppermint 4 as the version of xorg will be different.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2014, 06:43:33 pm by PCNetSpec »
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Re: Video Driver Backup
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 04:35:24 pm »
Ok, first of all, and like always, thanks a lot for the fast response.

The outputs that PCNetSpec asked:

$ sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for alumno:
  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx Integrated Graphics Controller
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 0b
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=pvrsrvkm latency=0
       resources: irq:45 memory:80200000-802fffff ioport:30d0(size=8)

$ apt-file-search pvrsrvkm
bash: apt-file-search: no se encontró la orden
$ apt-file search pvrsrvkm
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As you can see, there was no output for the apt-file command.
But, during the sync of apt-file there were many errors.

BTW, There is an alternative to install that driver (not a backup, from repositories, i think) after Peppermint 4 install?
If not, what do you recommend? Keep the default driver installed?
Atom N2600 is a really pain...  :-[

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Re: Video Driver Backup
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 06:44:17 pm »
Sorry, typo .. can you post the output from:
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apt-file search pvrsrvkm
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Re: Video Driver Backup
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2014, 10:50:14 pm »
There was no autput from:
apt-file search pvrsrvkm

But, i'm not sure if it's correct, there were a lot of errors during the apt-file sync...

$ sudo apt-file update
Downloading Index http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/main/Contents-i386.diff/Index:
No Index available.
Downloading complete file http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/main/Contents-i386.gz
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
  0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--     0
File is up-to-date.
Downloading Index http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/contrib/Contents-i386.diff/Index:
No Index available.
Downloading complete file http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/contrib/Contents-i386.gz
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
  0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--     0
File is up-to-date.
Downloading Index http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/non-free/Contents-i386.diff/Index:
No Index available.
Downloading complete file http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/non-free/Contents-i386.gz
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
  0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--     0
File is up-to-date.
Ignoring source without Contents File:
  http://repo.huayra.conectarigualdad.gob.ar/huayra/dists/brisa/main/Contents-i386.gz
Ignoring source without Contents File:
  http://repo.huayra.conectarigualdad.gob.ar/huayra/dists/brisa/contrib/Contents-i386.gz
Ignoring source without Contents File:
  http://repo.huayra.conectarigualdad.gob.ar/huayra/dists/brisa/non-free/Contents-i386.gz
Ignoring source without Contents File:
  http://repo.huayra.conectarigualdad.gob.ar/huayra/dists/brisa-updates/main/Contents-i386.gz
Ignoring source without Contents File:
  http://repo.huayra.conectarigualdad.gob.ar/huayra/dists/brisa-updates/contrib/Contents-i386.gz
Ignoring source without Contents File:
  http://repo.huayra.conectarigualdad.gob.ar/huayra/dists/brisa-updates/non-free/Contents-i386.gz
Ignoring source without Contents File:
  http://repo.huayra.conectarigualdad.gob.ar/huayra/dists/mate-brisa/main/Contents-i386.gz
Ignoring source without Contents File:
  http://security.debian.org/dists/wheezy/updates/main/Contents-i386.gz
Ignoring source without Contents File:
  http://security.debian.org/dists/wheezy/updates/contrib/Contents-i386.gz
Ignoring source without Contents File:
  http://security.debian.org/dists/wheezy/updates/non-free/Contents-i386.gz
Ignoring source without Contents File:
  http://ppa.launchpad.net/tiheum/equinox/ubuntu/dists/wheezy/main/Contents-i386.gz
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Re: Video Driver Backup
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 07:58:28 am »
OK, the main point here are you'll not be able to "backup" the driver and install it in Peppermint.

If you choose to install Peppermint, we can see what we *can* do as far as graphics drivers if you wish .. but that decision has to be yours ;)

I'm reading it may be possible to get the pvrsrvkm driver for Ubuntu 12.04 and therefore Peppermint 3 .. but the fact that they haven't been ported to a later release *may* mean they're no longer necessary.

Have you got room to dual boot ?

or have you got an external HDD you could install Peppermint to ?

to test it ?
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Re: Video Driver Backup
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2014, 12:17:22 pm »
Ok! Thanks!
Any way, I'm going to format all the HDD therefor I have plenty space for test and install Pepermint. ;) and I'm GOING TO install Peppermint :)
After install i'll tell you.

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Re: Video Driver Backup
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 02:55:27 pm »
Peppermint 5 is due out any time now, so you may be best to wait for a bit .. your call (obviously) :)
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Re: Video Driver Backup (SOLVED)
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 10:46:15 am »
Ok, wait for me a few hours to write a few paragraphs in English correctly, and thank the PeppermintOS team for such an incredible OS, P5 effectively solved the problem.

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Re: Video Driver Backup (SOLVED)
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014, 02:54:50 pm »
Good to hear :)
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