Ubuntu

(EE) No devices detected

Reported by ahmad haris on 2008-09-30
22
This bug affects 3 people
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xserver-xorg-video-nv (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

When I testing the LiveCD of Intrepid Alpha6 on my Acer Aspire 4520, I cannot enter the Graphical Mode.
At the beginning theres report :

Ubuntu is running in low-graphic mode.
The following error was encountered.
You may need to update your configuration to solve this.

(EE) No devices detected

Marcus Asshauer (mcas) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug. Which type of graphiccard is in the Aspire 4520? Have you tried an other live cd?

ahmad haris (ahmadharis1982) wrote :

The graphic card is nVidia GeForce 7000M, here the lspci (on hardy system) :
ahmadharis@ahmadharis-machine:~/Desktop$ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP67 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Co-processor (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7000M (rev a2) (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
01:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
01:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
01:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
01:09.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

I always tried the another liveCD, because I'm also tester in BlankOn project. In Hardy LiveCD there's no problem like this.

Thanks.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

Please attach the full logfile, /var/log/Xorg.0.log.

Gabriel Forster (gforster) wrote :

I would just like to chime in that I am having this same exact problem on my HP dv6607nr laptop with the GeForce 7150M card using the Beta release. Hope this can be resolved before final release! i have attached my full logfile if it helps. Thanks

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

eh, that logfile is ancient and won't help debugging this.

buey10 (jaimemoreno2001) wrote :

I also have the same problem maybe it is because I have a 4x slot agp and the card goes up to 8x agp? I have a duron700mhz 320 mb memory system running 8.10 ubuntu beta

Gabriel Forster (gforster) wrote :

This happens with both the 64-bit and 32-bit versions as well.

How do I get an updated logfile? It is the only one I have on the computer. I can't get a log of what happens on the live CD can I?

rudy.elgato (rudy-elgato) wrote :

I'm running into the same problem as well. This happens using both ubuntu-8.10-beta-desktop-i386.iso and ubuntu-8.10-beta-desktop-amd64.iso images. My system consists of:

Motherboard - ECS GeForce7050M-M (believe mine is v2.0)
Processor - AMD Athlon LE-1620
Memory - Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4 2x1GB matched set
Hard Drive - Samsung SpinPoint P120 SP2004C
DVD RW - Samsung WriteMaster SH-S203N

I have never had any problem running either 8.04 or 8.04.1 live cds.

For me, after the initial "(EE) No devices detected" message, there is another popup window with two selections: "reconfigure graphics" or "trouble shoot the error". Selecting "trouble shoot the error" presents a new window with several logs to look through, but I honestly do not know what I should be looking for. I also do not know how to capture and save these log files since they are present during the livecd session. If you think these log files are useful, and can give me some ideas how to capture them, I'll be happy to provide them to you.

rudy.elgato (rudy-elgato) wrote :

Bug #284492 appears to report a similar, probably the same problem...

rudy.elgato (rudy-elgato) wrote :

Attached is a failsafeX-backup-081022221648.tar file that contains the :0.log, Xorg.o.log, and xorg.conf that were generated when I tried to run the current nightly intrepid desktop i386 image. I list my system configuration about.

Please let me know if any more information is needed or if there's anything else I should be checking.

Thanks

rudy.elgato (rudy-elgato) wrote :

I added some additional notes/comments in Bug #284492 that perhaps should be mentioned here. Specifically:

========================================================================

The system I am trying to run this live cd on uses an integrated NVIDIA GeForce 7050 PV chipset. I'm looking at my Xorg.0.log file and see:

(II) LoadModule: "nv"

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nv_drv.so
(II) Module nv: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.5.0, module version = 2.1.10
        Module class: X.Org Video Driver
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 4.1

and then a large list of NVIDIA chipsets, but nowhere in this large list is "7050". Also, I do not see an entry for "7150" which is the chip that Dolomite reports having when this bug was filed. I don't see any Geforce 70** or 71** series chips listed.

Maybe there's some problem with the installer trying to use the 'nv' driver for those of us with a Geforce 70** or 71** video chip? Or maybe we with 70** and 71** should not even be defaulting to the "nv" driver?

Is there a developer who can look into this more closely? It does look like a very manual workaround is available (manually updating xorg.conf during the install), but this was something that was working find in 8.04 and is now broken. I'll be happy to shut up as soon as someone asks me to.

Also, apologies if I'm hijacking this bug report, but it does seem like we're all related. Thanks...

==========================================================================

In this bug report Ahmad reports using a GeForce 7000M video card, and Gabriel reports using a GeForce 7150M card. So really seems like there's a problem between those of us with 70** and 71** series cards/chips and the 'nv' driver used at install.

Elygia (perfik) wrote :

Hello! My name is Elygia, my English is very bad as I'm from Russia, but I will try to explain my problem. I have the same problem, dicussed here. I have installed 2 times Ubuntu 8.10 x64 (Interpid Ibex) and 1 time Mediubuntu 8.10 x64, and each time I try to use compiz-fusion desktop settings I get a dialog box asking to use another drivers for my nVidia 7300 GT (PCI-E, 256 mb). After I reboot I get this text:

(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

I will attach the log file, please let me know what should I do in this case, as reinstalling did not help.
I use now Ubuntu 8.04 x86 but do not have such problems, please advice!

Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

Elygia, please file a new bug, since this one is closed and you might have a different issue. It's either a bug in "jockey" that asks you to install a driver that is not supposed to work with your card, or a bug in the corresponding "nvidia" driver in the case it is supposed to work. Not knowing exactly which nvidia driver package you should have, I suggest you file it on jockey first.

Tormod Volden wrote:

> *** This bug is a duplicate of bug 261977 ***
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/261977
>
> Elygia, please file a new bug, since this one is closed and you might
> have a different issue. It's either a bug in "jockey" that asks you to
> install a driver that is not supposed to work with your card, or a bug
> in the corresponding "nvidia" driver in the case it is supposed to work.
> Not knowing exactly which nvidia driver package you should have, I
> suggest you file it on jockey first.

Thanks for your response Tormod, since I was confused about the issue.
The bug report has been closed because it was solved in the final
release of Intrepid Ibex. I'm running Intrepid as the single OS on the
very laptop, this problem accrued. So I'm wondering if Elygia is
accidentally running a Beta or RC version of Intrepid.

With kind regards,

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Elygia (perfik) wrote :

Actually I have downloaded the latest release of Interpid Ibex from the website about a week ago...

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