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    Default Intel Graphics Driver (i915) with 3.2.6 Kernel not loaded

    Wondering if anyone can help me. I'm running BackTrack 5 R2 (Persistent USB install), I upgraded from R1 via apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade everything went fine but I cannot get the Intel graphics driver loaded in the 3.2.6 kernel. I have i915.modeset=1 on my CMD_LINUX line in my /etc/default/grub but when I boot the 3.2.6 kernel the Intel graphics driver is not loaded and when I startx the resolution is stuck at 1280 x 1024. However booting the older 2.6.3.9 kernel works fine and I get native 1920 x 1080 resolution.

    Not sure what to make of it, I searched around but couldn't seem to find a solution.

    Is this a known problem or can it be fixed?

    Thanks.

    James

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    Default Re: Intel Graphics Driver (i915) with 3.2.6 Kernel not loaded

    I been looking for a solution myself... Hopefully someone can figure this out.

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    Default Re: Intel Graphics Driver (i915) with 3.2.6 Kernel not loaded

    Dang, I guess I just don't make my posts blatently obvious enuf =)
    Here ya go.....


    Feel free to ask me about any questions on that thread.
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    Default Re: Intel Graphics Driver (i915) with 3.2.6 Kernel not loaded

    Well it seems the i915 module is present in the 3.2.6 kernel at least. Without modifying any software sources or adding PPA's I did:

    Code:
    modprobe -r nouveau
    modprobe i915
    (This was in a serial console). My console session then became in native 1920 x 1080 and I proceeded to startx, however the CPU went mental and full throttle and locked up, stuck on the BT loading splash screen. I then tried the same again but this time loaded the i915 module within an X session but this time it just got stuck at a blank black screen.

    Edit: I posted a guide in the BackTrack 5 Fixes forum where I managed to get the i915 driver loaded successfully without the need to use unsupported PPA's. Links is below, let me know if it works for you:

    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ad.php?t=48904
    Last edited by James2k; 03-18-2012 at 01:44 PM.

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