Poulsbo (GMA 500) driver in RPM Fusion repository for Fedora 13

So, I finally did it - I've uploaded a mostly working driver for the Intel Poulsbo (GMA 500) graphics chipset to the RPM Fusion repository for Fedora 13. As of right now, it's in non-free updates-testing; it'll be moved to the main updates repo at some point. To install it, set up RPM Fusion repos according to the instructions, then run this command:

yum --enablerepo=rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing install xorg-x11-drv-psb

You may also want to do this (it'll make it work even when a new kernel comes out and Fusion doesn't yet have a kmod-psb package for it):

yum --enablerepo=rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing install akmod-psb

Then just reboot, and usually it should work. Remember, you can get an mplayer build with video playback acceleration support which will let you play HD videos smoothly from my video-experimental repo: details in this post.

If you have trouble, check what kernel -devel package(s) is/are installed. Depending on your exact hardware – many Poulsbo-sporting machines don’t actually support PAE – you may also need to manually install (with yum) the i586 kernel-devel package instead of the i686-PAE kernel-devel package that the dependencies may pull in.

If it works, but 3D acceleration and VA-API support don't seem to be working, check the permissions on /dev/dri/card0; they should be 666 (rw-rw-rw-). If not, add this section to /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Section "DRI" Mode 0666 EndSection

Here's some system-specific tweaks:

If you want to have an external monitor side-by-side with the laptop display, you'll want to add a Screen section to /etc/X11/xorg.conf that looks much like the one in this file. You need to combine the dimensions of the displays you'll have connected appropriately. For instance, I have a 1600x768 panel in my laptop and the external monitor would be a 1680x1050 screen, which would be to the right of the laptop panel. So I add together the horizontal dimensions - 1600+1680 = 3280 - and use the tallest single vertical dimension - 1050 - and wind up with a size of 3280x1050. That's what I put in the 'Virtual' lines in the Display section. If your laptop display was 1024x768 and your external monitor 1280x1024, you'd do 2304x1024, and so on. Then you can configure the displays with gnome-display-properties or krandrtray or xrandr once X starts up.

If you’re using a Sony Vaio P (first generation), you’ll want the kernel parameters ‘mem=1900MB nohz=off’ to make everything work smoothly (this is nothing to do with the Poulsbo chipset, just other quirks of the Vaio P; I'm not sure if they're needed on the second-gen P).

In case you're someone who reads my blog but uses another distro, the driver is still packaged in Mandriva and should work out-of-the-box on 2010 and 2010 Spring (you may need to install additional packages from non-free to get 3D and video playback acceleration support, I'm not entirely sure, and I'm not sure how well it works on 2010 Spring). Ubuntu users will want to see this Wiki page and the recent pages of this forum thread for instructions and info. I'm not sure about other distros - do feel free to add info in the comments.

Note that this is entirely something I do in my spare time, and is not an official Red Hat project of any kind. Nothing to do with it is in any way representative of, or endorsed or supported by, Red Hat or the Fedora project.

Edit: I totally forgot to include credits in this post, very rude of me! I'm sorry. Thanks go to Olivier Blin at Mandriva, who did a lot of the work of porting the driver to work with X server 1.7 and later, and to the Ubuntu poulsbo community who did some more work, particularly Yves de Muyter who solved some thorny issues with EXA support. I really just packaged up the stuff other people have made for Fedora. :)


Cosmin Deaconu wrote on 2010-07-20 01:08:
Awesome, I can finally upgrade my mini 10 to F13 safely :)
Randy wrote on 2010-07-20 04:11:
DH wrote on 2010-07-20 14:11:
This driver is brilliant. I don't know what is going on with your machine, but I've got both 3D and vaapi working here on my T91-MT -- did literally NOTHING from a stock install of F13 except add in the fusion repo and install the drivers.
adamw wrote on 2010-07-20 15:02:
well, uh, I hate you! =) damnit. Now I have to figure out why the hell it doesn't work for me...
sindikat wrote on 2010-07-20 14:57:
Adam, you are awesome! Now i can use my Eee 1201HA without pain. You did a great job, thank you very much! Also thanks to Yves and all other guys which names i don't know who worked on this driver, Xorg patches, whatever directly or indirectly. This news is amazing. Thank you again!
DH wrote on 2010-07-20 15:17:
Just a wild guess, but since you had your initial problem with 3d/vaapi failing, have you tried wiping the machine and installing F13 fresh? You could just have something incorrect stuck in a strange place.
adamw wrote on 2010-07-20 15:27:
yeah, that's what I think, but I've been trying to avoid that, I hate reinstalling. I may have to, though.
DH wrote on 2010-07-20 16:04:
What do you get when you "strace glxinfo"?
adamw wrote on 2010-07-20 16:14:
dh: http://fpaste.org/xza9/
adamw wrote on 2010-07-20 16:15:
Ooh. I see permissions denied on /dev/dri stuff. That could explain it, I guess. I'll try that 666 thing...
adamw wrote on 2010-07-20 16:18:
yep - it's just the permissions. I wonder why they didn't come up right for me, though? Oh well, now I know what it is at least! Yay.
DH wrote on 2010-07-20 16:31:
Nice ;)
adamw wrote on 2010-07-20 16:44:
dh: does compiz work for you? I get a missing GLX extension error, even with the 3D acceleration working...
DH wrote on 2010-07-20 17:04:
Nope, and from what I understand about it, it simply can't work without that extension, and that extension is obviously within the "blob" part of the psb driver, so our only option is to see if intel can pull their knife out of their back. Did older versions of compiz work on psb?
adamw wrote on 2010-07-20 17:36:
it worked in F11, yeah. Maybe I can do a build of an older compiz or something.
DH wrote on 2010-07-20 17:46:
Try this: LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=true compiz --replace I would try myself, but mine is busy compiling a kernel -- the touchscreen driver first appears in 2.6.34, and the psb module won't build with 2.6.35.
DH wrote on 2010-07-20 17:47:
Also, I think that the compiz packages from F11 would probably work on F13 without rebuilding.
DH wrote on 2010-07-20 18:01:
According to this: http://forum.compiz.org/viewtopic.php?f=124&t=10402 The 0.9 branch with the "copytex" plugin doesn't use the TFP extension any more.
DH wrote on 2010-07-20 18:16:
Section "DRI" Mode 0666 EndSection Think that would help with the dri permissions?
DH wrote on 2010-07-20 18:20:
Holy crap. http://www.happyassassin.net/2010/05/21/video-acceleration-and-poulsbo-news/#comment-1690 And your response.....
adamw wrote on 2010-07-20 18:40:
yeah, that's what I just added. I never did get around to trying it at that time. It does the job. Doesn't explain why I need it and you don't, but oh well.
adamw wrote on 2010-07-20 18:41:
I'll look at that compiz branch, thanks.
[...] cards (GeForce 8xxx and later) using the proprietary driver, Intel Poulsbo (GMA 500) adapters using my driver packages for Fedora 13, S3 Chrome 530 GT and S3 Chrome 540 GTX adapters using S3’s own driver, and Intel i965 and [...]
Woogie wrote on 2010-07-21 01:43:
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! To everyone who made this possible.
Cody Smith wrote on 2010-07-21 04:32:
Thank you so much for this.
DH wrote on 2010-07-21 15:13:
You think you could add this patch to the kmod source: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/90678/ ?? This makes it work with 2.6.34 which is the first version that comes with several multitouch drivers, including mosart, which is required for t91mt, and probably some other poulsbo devices.
abyss wrote on 2010-07-21 16:46:
Just wanted to add my thanks to Adam and everyone else that helped put this driver together. I can finally use F13 on my Sony P without feeling like it's 1990 :) At the moment, I'm just using gnome, has anyone successfully gotten compiz running?
adamw wrote on 2010-07-21 17:10:
compiz is known not to work due to a missing GL extension (GLX_EXT_TEXTURE_FROM_PIXMAP or something similar). dh mentioned that the 0.9 branch doesn't use that extension any more, I'm currently building that branch to see if it'll work...
DH wrote on 2010-07-21 17:15:
Compiz will..... run.... if you don't mind losing your window decorations. ;) Just launch compiz with "--indirect-rendering". Its not fun though....
adamw wrote on 2010-07-21 23:35:
um, if you're running compiz manually, you have to run gtk-window-decorator manually too, don't you?
adamw wrote on 2010-07-21 23:42:
I built compiz 0.9.0 for kicks. You can run compiz --replace and it works. Then you can run gtk-window-decorator and watch X crash instantly. At least, that's how it goes for me. Then I put compiz 0.8.6 back, and it behaves the same, with DH's workaround. Run compiz --indirect-rendering --replace , and it works. Run gtk-window-decorator, and X instantly falls over. Can't figure a way to trace it. The compiz .src.rpm is at http://www.happyassassin.net/extras/compiz-0.9.0-1.fc13.src.rpm if anyone's interested.
DH wrote on 2010-07-22 12:30:
Yeah, I was seeing that too with the gtk-window-decorator. Also tried emerald -- same thing.
DH wrote on 2010-07-22 12:49:
gtk-window-decorator is reporting a fatal io error.... the xorg backtrace is saying something about psb_drv.so/libexa.so...... exa? Wonder if its a bug in Yves' exa mixed patch....? Perhaps reverting that patch would fix it.... This is the backtrace I'm getting from X: http://pastebin.com/YPT3q8ci
DH wrote on 2010-07-22 13:07:
Well scratch that idea... does the exact same thing with exa classic.
DH wrote on 2010-07-22 13:59:
Oooooh sweetness.... I've got the touchscreen driver working now with kernel 2.6.34 -- slightly modified and custom built and with a custom xorg-x11-drv-evdev. If anybody's got an ASUS T91-MT ( -- note: not applicable to regular T91, just the "MT" ) interested in doing this, here's how to do it: 1) Grab a kernel SRPM 2.6.34 (one market with a CHECK) for F13 from koji: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=8 -- I used the ** important: **NOT** 2.6.35, unless you're a half decent kernel hacker interested in patching up the psb kmod to be compatible. 2) Install said kernel source. 3) Apply the two changes to the kernel as suggested here: http://newyork.ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9447113&postcount=1 ** don't know why, but the T91MT touchscreen driver, though part of the kernel, is BLACKLISTED by default... not going to work like that DUH! 4) Build and install kernel. 5) Get source for the psb kmod from rpmfusion and apply this patch: https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/90678/ ** this patch makes the psb kmod compatible with 2.6.34 6) build and install kmod/akmod.
DH wrote on 2010-07-22 14:43:
Ok, got the touchscreen drivers working now... which is great. Looking currently at the infamous xrandr-makes-screen-black and only way out is to hold the power button until it dies. There is something about it doing that in the ubuntu forum, and there is apparently a fix for it, just having a bit of hard time figuring out what exactly it is.....
DH wrote on 2010-07-22 14:45:
nm... found it here: http://code.google.com/p/gma500/issues/detail?id=23&can=1
DH wrote on 2010-07-22 15:14:
Beautiful. This thing is now just about working exactly the way I always wanted it to work. Now I just need to wire in xrandr+pointer rotate to the rotate button and it'll be all set. So... summary of the adventures -- very applicable to anyone with a convertible psb tablet, especially a T91-MT.... Two patches needed over Adam's source... 1) https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/90678/ * compatibility with kernel 2.6.34 2) http://code.google.com/p/gma500/issues/detail?id=23&can=1 * rotation Kernel SRPM 2.6.34 from koji, needs a couple of things that you can find here prior to build and install: http://newyork.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1507489 And then of course you're going to need a couple of extras for running in tablet mode.... 1) gok (on-screen keyboard). 2) simulated secondary click (find in mouse presses)... note that for the touchscreen, it does NOT work by just holding your finger on the screen, you need to tap-hold.
adamw wrote on 2010-07-22 19:00:
nice, DH. I'll try and push an updated build with those patches today or tomorrow.
DH wrote on 2010-07-22 16:40:
Doesn't appear to be any event or key code generated by the rotate button, so just added a little button on the gnome-panel to run a rotate script. This is the script: #!/bin/bash ROTATION=`xrandr -q | grep "LVDS0" | cut -d\ -f4` INPUT=`xinput --list | grep "Asus" | head -n1 | cut -d\= -f2 | cut -c1` case $ROTATION in left) xrandr --screen 0 -o normal xinput --set-int-prop $INPUT "Evdev Axes Swap" 8 0 xinput --set-int-prop $INPUT "Evdev Axis Inversion" 8 0 0;; *) xrandr --screen 0 -o left xinput --set-int-prop $INPUT "Evdev Axes Swap" 8 1 xinput --set-int-prop $INPUT "Evdev Axis Inversion" 8 1 0;; esac This gives two rotation modes: normal and left. If one wanted, they could do an upside-down or right, but I see no need for those modes. Also note: the synaptics touchpad doesn't rotate with this, but if you're in tablet mode (left), the synaptics pad is inaccessible anyway. Time to shut this thing down -- going to image it tonight so that I have a good backup for when I surely mess it all up and want to go back.
Marcus wrote on 2010-07-22 18:27:
Thanks Adam. Everything works fine on my Dell Mini 12 but video playback. I just got sound but no video image. Greets Marcus
adamw wrote on 2010-07-22 19:00:
marcus: try grabbing the mplayer from http://www.happyassassin.net/2009/09/03/mplayer-va-api-vdpau-ffmpeg-mt-experimental-build-repository-for-fedora-11-rawhide/ and using that. It should give you much better playback than xv anyway, it uses the GMA 500's hardware acceleration. I can play 720p video smoothly and even some 1080p is just about OK. (Tip: you may want to adjust PulseAudio's resampling settings in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf ; the Atom CPUs are so weak that they can actually get maxed out just resampling some audio using Pulse's default method).
Marcus wrote on 2010-07-22 19:19:
mplayer-accelerated works fine :) Greets Marcus
adamw wrote on 2010-07-22 21:33:
dh: I just pushed psb-kmod and xorg-x11-drv-psb builds with those patches included, should show up in Fusion in a couple of days.
olmo wrote on 2010-07-24 15:52:
my brain off or.... i have follow install instruction for PSB driver but....yum dont see nothing. 1) yum –enablerepo=rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing install xorg-x11-drv-psb ERROR 2) yum -–enablerepo=rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing install xorg-x11-drv-psb NO PACKAGE - or similar ...sorry for english
John Pierce wrote on 2010-07-24 19:29:
have installed this on a fresh fedora13 install on a dell mini10(1010). installed adobe flash into firefox. youtube videos play in the browser frame just fine but full screen goes all white (the browser comes back if I hit escape) I did the DRI mode thing in /etc/X11/xorg.conf (the permissions were wrong, but this didn't change much). any other clues?
DH wrote on 2010-07-26 12:20:
Yeah, don't expect a bug-free experience.... particularly when dealing with flash.
stm82s wrote on 2010-07-27 01:16:
Hi guys, i have an Acer ao751h and tried to install the poulsbo driver but it did not work... I did the following: 1- A fresh install of fedora 13; 2- $ su -c 'yum update' 3- $ su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm' 4- $ su -c 'yum update' (again) 5- $ su -c 'yum –enablerepo=rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing install xorg-x11-drv-psb' The problem is that the last command did nothing, i tried "yum search psb" and only found the gpsbabel.i686 package. First i thought that the rpmfusion was not installed but i searched for the realcrypt package (a non free package) and i found it. Did i missed something? Thanks in advance! *sorry for my "engrish", i am not that good at it...
adamw wrote on 2010-07-27 01:55:
you may have got a bad mirror. You can try editing the /etc/yum.repos.d file for rpmfusion repos and changing from the mirror list URL to the direct link to the main server instead (you just uncomment one line and comment out another).
Khalid wrote on 2010-07-27 10:30:
Dear Adam, I have a sony vaio p “first Generation” and i would be geatful if you can write a detailed step by step on how to change the mem=1900 mb nohz etc. in fedora 13. I am a linux newbie and hence would really appreciate your help. many thanks for your great work…
DH wrote on 2010-07-27 12:39:
Typically, running a "yum clean all" will eradicate any kind of preference for a particular mirror that may be cached by yum. It'll probably work the second time if you do that.
Dennis wrote on 2010-07-27 14:19:
Hi Adam et al., Excellent work, thank you so much! A couple of comments: (1) I had to add the same kernel parameters to make it work on my VAIO X. (2) It looks like there is an inconsistency in Adam's video-experimental repo configuration: when yum looks for dependencies for mplayer-accelerated, it wants an older version of libva which is not there. However, I install the current libva rpm by hand, "yum install mplayer-accelerated" works fine. I can now play videos with smplayer with mplayer-accelerated as the backend. However, there is still no video in skype. Any chance of having a fix or workaround for that? Thanks again!
Eric Piel wrote on 2010-07-27 22:32:
It kind of works here, but it's far from being perfect. In particular, both Firefox and Thunderbird have major display troubles: the widgets are fine, but main document (web page, or email body) are either not always refreshed or not even displayed. Tried both with and without compositing and it's the same. Anyone has an idea where it comes from? Otherwise, video doesn't work via xv, and although (for the first time!) vaapi works, the subtitles in mplayer are garbled, so it prevents to watch foreign movies :-( I haven't dared trying to plug in my external screen via HDMI yet, as it has always crashed with xserver 1.7. Anyone has good experience with HDMI external output?
Eric Piel wrote on 2010-07-27 22:44:
Finally I dared plugging in my HDMI screen: it crashed instantaneously :-S
stm82s wrote on 2010-07-27 23:31:
Hello Adam and DH, unfortunately it is stil not working. First i tried the "yum clean all" followed by "yum update" and "yum search psb" commands but nothing changed. Then i looked for the file /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmfusion-nonfree.repo . The original file was like this: [rpmfusion-nonfree] name=RPM Fusion for Fedora $releasever - Nonfree #baseurl=http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/os/ mirrorlist=http://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/mirrorlist?repo=nonfree-fedora-$releasever&arch=$basearch enabled=1 metadata_expire=7d gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-$releasever-$basearch And after the modification: [rpmfusion-nonfree] name=RPM Fusion for Fedora $releasever - Nonfree baseurl=http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/os/ #mirrorlist=http://mirrors.rpmfusion.org/mirrorlist?repo=nonfree-fedora-$releasever&arch=$basearch enabled=1 metadata_expire=7d gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-$releasever-$basearch I changed the # of the three "sections" (rpmfusion-nonfree, rpmfusion-nonfree-debuginfo and rpmfusion-nonfree-source) and after that another "yum update" and "yum search psb". I also made a fresh install of fedora 13 on a virtual machine and had the same problem. Any ideas? Sorry for the long message...
adamw wrote on 2010-07-28 05:10:
eric: i don't have any problem with FF (running 4.0 beta 1 from upstream), haven't tried Thunderbird (I use Evo). Xv borkage is known, Yves is trying to fix that. I've reported the problem with softsubs and vaapi to Gwenole before, it seems to be psb-specific - I tested with NVIDIA via vdpau-video and it doesn't have that problem...
Eric Piel wrote on 2010-07-28 07:52:
Oh! It works fine with the upstream version! So this means it's probably due to a difference in the compilation between the mandriva package and the upstream package... Not sure where is the bug, but probably more in the xserver or psb driver than the graphic library :-S Ah, I've also noticed that launching the tracker search window, crashes the server (with a backtrace in libexa + the psb driver). Maybe upgrading to something newer than xserver 1.7 will help. Getting nostalgic of 1.6, where everything worked so fine !
DH wrote on 2010-07-28 12:52:
@stm82s: Not "rpmfusion-nonfree".... "rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing". You need to run "yum --enablerepo=rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing install xorg-x11-drv-psb" And note: the long dash before the "enablerepo" is actually TWO dashes -- this forum software likes to mess with the characters. *** You *MUST* be running FEDORA *13* 32BIT.
Khalid wrote on 2010-07-28 13:59:
Again , Can anyone who own a sony vaio P , write a step by step instructions on how to change the "1900 mb = nohz etc. " I would be really greatful. thanks all..
DH wrote on 2010-07-28 14:52:
Doesn't matter if one owns that particular model -- same for any. You append the stuff to the end of your kernel arguments. And before you do, you might want to look at the line to add better first, adding what you've got listed there won't work.
adamw wrote on 2010-07-28 16:10:
khalid: go to a console, do: su (enter your password) gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst the file /boot/grub/menu.lst will open up in a gedit window. On every line that starts with the word 'kernel', add the parameters to the end: mem=1900MB nohz=off Save the file, quit gedit. You're done.
Khalid wrote on 2010-07-28 16:11:
Dear DH, Thanks for your reply. I am not experienced enough to get into the kernel parameters and edit that bit of information. hence, i would be thankful if someone can take me through it step by step. thanks
DH wrote on 2010-07-28 17:03:
Adam posted it right above you. Note that this is basic stuff.... and is your friend and would definitely yield you the answer.... i.e. a search for "modify kernel argument fedora" would have gotten you the answer in the first result. When you don't know something, don't be afraid to search for it.
DH wrote on 2010-07-28 17:05:
I guess that angle brackets are read as html tags and get removed.. presumably for security. "and is your friend" should have read "and {insert your favorite search engine here} is your friend"
stm82s wrote on 2010-07-29 00:13:
DH i changed the file rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing to the main server and it worked! Yum found the package but could not install because of the PAE kernel. Following the guide of this page i looked for a i586 kernel but could not find one. Then i installed the regular i686 kernel and still could not install because yum asked for the kernel and i only found the version (the regular one). I change all the rpm fusion files in the /etc/yum.repos.d/ folder to the main server and made them enabled and still did not find it. I just realized that i am out of luck... Thanks a lot for the help so far. If you think of anything please let me known.
stm82s wrote on 2010-07-29 00:13:
If it helps, the yum message (it is partly in portuguese): Error: Package: kmod-psb- (rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing) Requires: kernel-uname-r = Instalados: kernel-PAE- (@anaconda-InstallationRepo-201005130056.i386) Instalados: kernel-PAE- (@updates) Available: kernel- (fedora) Available: kernel- (updates) Available: kernel-PAEdebug- (fedora) Available: kernel-PAEdebug- (updates) Available: kernel-debug- (fedora) Available: kernel-debug- (updates) Você pode tentar usar o parâmetro --skip-broken para contornar o problema (You could try to use the parameter --skip-broken to circumvent the problem) You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
stm82s wrote on 2010-07-29 00:19:
Just to make clear, the yum message i got from the virtual machine, in my system the kernel- is installed and started by default but the error is the same.
DH wrote on 2010-07-29 13:03:
... yum update kernel. reboot on the new kernel (version ... yum install the xorg psb driver. There's nothing magic about this. If it doesn't work, then it is probably because you've been rewriting your repo files and broke them.
stm82s wrote on 2010-07-30 00:06:
dh I do not think I expressed myself correctly. The kernel that is installed is the , but the xorg-x11-drv-psb requires the kernel . Before I modify the files of the repositories I made a backup of them and even restoring them the same message appears: Requires: kernel-uname-r = Installed: kernel- (@ updates) I do not want to bother with many questions, I will wait until the launch of a new kernel version to try again. Anyway I am very grateful for your help and for all the work of Adam, i had already installed Fedora 11 with his drivers and everything work nicely. Thanks again for the help and sorry for anything.
adamw wrote on 2010-07-30 06:45:
stm: 147.2.4 is a very new kernel, which may not be in your Fedora repo yet. Since Fedora and Fusion are separate there are occasionally little inconsistencies like this for a day or two, usually they go away if you wait.
DH wrote on 2010-07-30 12:26:
@stm: Take a careful look at what is in rpmfusion repos.... There are more than one version of the kmod. Including the NOT-.2.4 version. There is also an ****a****kmod which will build itself automatically for your kernel as long as you have the matching kernel-devel installed.
adamw wrote on 2010-07-30 15:25:
dh: sure, but the package simply named 'psb-kmod' will at any time require one specific kmod-psb-blahblah package (that's what it's for, to make the actual kmod get updated automatically), and the driver depends on the psb-kmod package. So what he's seeing makes sense.
koukou73gr wrote on 2010-08-02 16:31:
I finally pushed the button and ditched F12 + custom psb builds for F13 + RpmFusion ones :) Yay, all looks good, bar one catch: Disabling ShadowFB to get Xv acceleration costs me hibernation (while STR looks to be unaffected): - Hibernating from within X will hang on resume, but system seems to be alive underneath. - Hibernating from text console will kill X on resume, but system will otherwise work ok. Enabling ShadowFB gives me back hibernation. As I use hibernation to keep my workplace alive far more frequently than watching videos, I guess I'll keep it like this... Funny, it made no difference in glxgears (both ~90fps). Hardware: AO751h Thanks Yves, Adam and all involved!
DH wrote on 2010-08-03 14:03:
@koukou: did you apply the dri mode in your xorg.conf? If not, then you may not have had 3D working to begin with. 90 FPS reeks of software rendering.
koukou73gr wrote on 2010-08-04 10:13:
No and you're probably right. I actually just noticed the update killed my xorg.conf where I had it specified before in F12. But as hibernation is the actual show stopper for me, I'll probably just pass along :)
Myroslav Opyr wrote on 2010-08-04 13:25:
Adam, you made my Nokia Booklet 3G useable now ;) Thank you a lot! However I'm having issues with suspend/hybernate and filed it in Bugzilla. Adam, can you take a look there, please? https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=621176 Regards, m.
DH wrote on 2010-08-05 14:50:
Myroslav: You aren't going to get anywhere with bugzilla on this since you're using a hacked up blob driver.
stm82s wrote on 2010-08-08 13:52:
Adaw and DH: Just to inform, now that the kernel is available, i updated my fedora and completed the installation. Everything is working nicely now. Thanks again! dh: i searched and found the kmod version for the old kernel, but every time i tried to install it yum "forced" the installation of the newer kmod. I may be wrong on this, but i think the problems i had happened because i did the dvd installation, with the updated and testing repositories. Anyway it is working now.
Myroslav Opyr wrote on 2010-08-10 15:43:
DH: I've booted in PAE kernel that boots vesa driver and my symptoms are the same. Should I regenerate crash logs and submit separate bug without PSB running?
dglaros wrote on 2010-08-10 22:17:
Hello people!!!Tnx all for relapse and solution about GMA 500 driver i find this i thing is a problem Section “DRI” Mode 0666 EndSection i changed to Section "DRI" Mode 0666 EndSection and work FIND!!!!and i have enabled 3D!!!
adamw wrote on 2010-08-10 22:25:
my blog does weird things to quotation marks, as you can see :)
Errol wrote on 2010-08-11 20:35:
Hi everybody. I have an odd hardware setup. I'm using a FitPC2. It doesn't have a screen connected to LVDS, only to TDMS via a TDMS to DVI bridge. In the logs the driver finds a blank mode for LVDS and my DVI screen is found on TDMS. Log: Output LVDS0 using initial mode 0x0 +0+0 Output TMDS-1 using initial mode 144x900 +0+0 Then there is a error "Couldn't find PLL settings for mode!" The LCD looks like it keeps changing frequency, it flashed every few seconds... How do I disable the LVDS port? :)
adamw wrote on 2010-08-11 21:11:
Errol: a custom xorg.conf should do the trick. See http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12 for the syntax, it has examples for disabling outputs.
taljurf wrote on 2010-08-21 11:16:
Thx a lot!! :)
Kalle wrote on 2010-08-22 21:49:
Hello! I have tried to install the driver on my Asus EEE PC 1005 HA. But it doesn't works. xserver is not starting. The error is: Fatal Error
Kalle wrote on 2010-08-22 21:51:
Sorry, to fast pushed RETURN ;) The Error is: Fatal Error no screens found Can anybody help me please?
D wrote on 2010-08-23 12:34:
Did anyone get Vaapi working on an external display? It only works for me if I use mirror mode. is there a xvattr -a XV_CRTC -v 1 for VAAPI?
AdmiralNemo wrote on 2010-08-28 00:19:
Glad to see so many people are getting this working. I just got an Archos 9 tablet with a GMA500 chipset, but I've had no luck getting the Poulsbo drivers working on Gentoo. I updated the ebuilds to use the newest SRPMS from RPM Fusion and apply all the patches. All of the packages compile fine against Kernel 2.6.34 and X.org 1.8.2 and 1.7.7, but no matter what I do, `startx` always results in a black screen and an unusable console terminal. I've tried toggling ShadowFB and a few other options in xorg.conf to no avail. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
acoto wrote on 2010-08-30 00:04:
Hello Adam, Linux Gurus Thank you for all help with poulsbo. All this intel mess is driving me crazy. I have an asus 1101ha, and still some trouble with F13 and new driver. I added xorg-x11-drv-psb and akmod-psb, then rebooted, but I feel nothing happened. screen is as slow as standard vesa driver can go. I checked with yum search psb, and seems like all files are installed what else can be done to check for correct installation? driver status? Regards, ac
Felix Leung wrote on 2010-09-04 03:13:
Dear Adam, I have installed F13 with psb driver on a Vaio P first gen. The driver worked but I got a weird situation. My kernel crashed and with ioremap problems. Then USB ports does not work. Any hints? Regards, Felix.
adamw wrote on 2010-09-04 09:27:
felix: sorry, not sure what's going on there. I have an identical setup - F13 on first-gen P. It's normal to get a 'kernel crash' notification at every boot, it's harmless, just ignore it. But I dunno what's causing the non-working USB ports. Did you add the 'nohz=off' kernel parameter that I recommended for the P?
Jodora wrote on 2010-09-05 19:15:
Hi, I have installed F13 on my eeepc 1101ha. I'm running on the kernel 2.6.33. I made an yum install akmod-psb.i686* and when i do a lsmod |grep nouveau or lsmod |grep psb, but nothing run. The pilote for my GMA500 doesn't run. Someoen can help me?
Felix Leung wrote on 2010-09-06 01:32:
Dear Adam, Sorry for not replying earlier because I lived on the other side of the globe. Thanks for informing the harmless kernel notification. I shall work on the mysterious usb then. regards, Felix.
Felix Leung wrote on 2010-09-06 02:16:
Dear Adam, Found out sth is wrong in dmesg. ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: enabling device (0000 -> 0002) ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: PCI INT D -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 20 ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: setting latency timer to 64 ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: EHCI Host Controller ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1 ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: debug port 0 ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: cache line size of 64 is not supported ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: irq 20, io mem 0x7f800000 ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: startup error -110 ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: USB bus 1 deregistered ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: PCI INT D disabled ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: init 0000:00:1d.7 fail, -110 ehci_hcd: probe of 0000:00:1d.7 failed with error -110 is there anyway to reload ehci ? regards, Felix
Felix Leung wrote on 2010-09-09 03:49:
Dear Adam, Re-installed without updating fixed the problem. sth wrong with the new kernel. will refrain from updating kernel for the time being. regards, Felix
Amir Safarzadeh (From Iran) wrote on 2010-09-14 14:28:
Thank Adam . It Worked Properly In My Acer Aspire AO751H "Fedora 13" but with a bit changes in procedure : for who could not install this driver I Suggest try these steps and it may be work : First : I Get Configurations from www.rpmfusion.org/configuration using Terminal ... Second : I Logged in as root in terminal by typing (su --login) and entering my administrative password ... Third : I Typed this command in terminal (yum install xorg-x11-drv-psb) and it downloaded some files & installed them . forth : Reboot & Every thing was ok & Fedora runs with 1366*768 resolution ... :-) Thanks to Every one Who Provided This Driver ...
Sebastian wrote on 2010-09-16 22:30:
Install worked quite well on my Acer Aspire AO0751H. Resolution and 2D acceleration are fine, no 3D though. Interestingly, video playback with xine or vlc does not work in the standard installation. But in firefox, ogg (big buck bunny) and flash (adobe flash 10.1) videos are working properly. If I set ShadowFB to "true" in xorg.conf, video playback with xine and vlc is working but it is quite slow. window rendering seems also to get slower compared to ShadowFB = false. does anyone have an idea, why video playback is working in ff, but not with xine or vlc (I also tested this with the mplayer-accel, which also did not work)?
adamw wrote on 2010-09-16 22:49:
Because xv doesn't work. x11 (unaccelerated playback) and libva accelerated playback do.
Jon Gjengset wrote on 2010-09-28 06:18:
I have the same problem as Felix with the USB devices on a Sony Vaio X13 on Arch Linux (based on the sources you provide).. Problem only exists with "newer" kernels. Any information I can provide you with to help debug this?
adamw wrote on 2010-09-28 06:20:
USB ports have nothing to do with the graphics driver, you should talk to the kernel team.
hapm wrote on 2010-09-30 16:32:
Hi, I have just installed Fedora 13 in my FitPC2 and as soon as I install the modules and reboot, I cannot get X to start. By checking the logs on X, I found this: Fatal server error: Couldn't find PLL settings for mode! If I start with initmode 3, I can see the modules correctly loaded, but when I start X, the monitor turns off. I have tried a myriad of xorg.conf options to no avail. Any suggestion?
adamw wrote on 2010-09-30 16:39:
Looks like you might want to try adding this line to xorg.conf : Option "NoPanel" "true" in the 'Device' section. That's from http://fit-pc2.com/download/ubuntu/files/xorg.conf , which is part of this guide for the Fit 2. There's a lot of other crap in that xorg.conf , but I think that's the operative bit.
hapm wrote on 2010-09-30 17:05:
After another attempt, I got it working by using the "NoPanel" option. I now have a working system! Cheers and thanks for the guide!