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'intel' Vs 'modesetting' drivers
« on: January 17, 2019, 02:31:48 pm »
I'm wondering why EVERYONE else with an intel graphics chip seem to be getting the "modesetting" driver in Peppermint 9 .. yet I'm getting the "intel" driver :-\
(I've seen Intel CPU's both older [sandybridge/iveybridge] and newer [skylake] than my Gen3 haswell .. all getting "modesetting")

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I am .. it seems that not only is it MUCH faster than "modesetting", but it's also capable of the screen tearing fix.

I'm just baffled why I get "intel" and everyone else gets "modesetting" .. I need a PC that gets "modesetting" so I can figure out how to force load "intel" instead.
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mark@E6540 ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: E6540 Kernel: 4.15.0-43-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E6540 v: 00 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Dell model: 0725FP v: A00 serial: N/A
           UEFI: Dell v: A24 date: 02/01/2018
Battery    BAT0: charge: 99.9 Wh 137.3% condition: 72.8/99.9 Wh (73%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7-4600M (-MT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3600 MHz 1: 1095 MHz 2: 1291 MHz 3: 1294 MHz
           4: 1525 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mars XTX [Radeon HD 8790M]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) driver: intel
           Resolution: 1600x900@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-43-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I217-LM driver: e1000e
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 740.2GB (18.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_860 size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: SanDisk_SSD_PLUS size: 240.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 423G used: 128G (32%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: N/A gpu: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 225 Uptime: 3:33 Memory: 2146.7/15946.2MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

I thought maybe it had something to do with my system having (intel/AMD) hybrid graphics, but someone else's skylake also with hybrid graphics is still being given "modesetting" :-\
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Re: 'intel' Vs 'modesetting' drivers
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 02:51:00 pm »
Okay ignore this topic.....

It seems that when I'd applied this fix for screen tearing on the intel chip:-
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,2790.msg27629.html#msg27629
it seems to have forced my machine from the "modesetting" to the "intel" driver

Before the fix:-
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mark@E6540 ~ $ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mars XTX [Radeon HD 8790M]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting,ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1600x900@59.95hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5
After the fix:-
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mark@E6540 ~ $ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mars XTX [Radeon HD 8790M]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) driver: intel
           Resolution: 1600x900@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5
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Re: 'intel' Vs 'modesetting' drivers
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 06:33:36 pm »
I'm just baffled why I get "intel" and everyone else gets "modesetting" .. I need a PC that gets "modesetting" so I can figure out how to force load "intel" instead.

Because you're awesome and you deserve a better driver. :D

(seriously, that was my planned response even before I read your second post)

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Re: 'intel' Vs 'modesetting' drivers
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 06:48:19 pm »
LOL :))
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