Ubuntu

2.6.28-14 kills PSB driver on Dell Mini 10 & Acer One 751h

Reported by jamie on 2009-07-29
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #411202: Kernel update breaks driver. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

This morning I received the 2.6.28-14 update for my Ubuntu 9.04 (xubuntu) system - running on a Dell Mini 10.
I've added the PSB drivers as described in http://mok0.wordpress.com/2009/05/25/ubuntu-on-the-dell-mini-10-2/

With 2.6.28-13 I was able to run my screen at 1366 x 768 - following the 2.6.28-14 update I was unable to run in this mode and received the following error on X startup: failed to load kernel module "psb" This driver currently needs DRM to operate. (The full Xorg.log is attached.)

Reverting to 2.6.28-13 returned full screen resolution.

I'm happy to provide more information if their are other diagnostic materials needed.

jamie (jamietaylor) wrote :
Steeve Cottin (stef-cottin) wrote :

I get the same problem with an Acer Aspire One 751h running full screen resolution (1366x768) with 2.6.28-13, but not with 2.6.28-14 !

The poulsbo GMA500 Xorg driver (psb) is provided by "ubuntu-mobile/ppa" : https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mobile/+archive/ppa, and configured by apt with de "poulsbo-driver-2d" package.

The "poulsbo-driver-3d" package has the same problem.

I provide the X log in attachment.

Do you need something else ?

Steeve Cottin (stef-cottin) wrote :
Steeve Cottin (stef-cottin) wrote :

psb package for the AO751h incompatible with 2.6.28-14-generic

affects: ubuntu → xserver-xorg-video-psb (Ubuntu)
summary: - 2.6.28-14 kills PSB driver on Dell Mini 10
+ 2.6.28-14 kills PSB driver on Dell Mini 10 & Acer One 751h
hardyrulz (hardy-patnugot) wrote :

Hi Guys,

2.6.28-14 kicks ass, just follow these steps to solve graphics prob

1. Boot with 2.6.28-14
2. Run one time session with low graphics
3. Make sure you are connected to the internet
4. Open Terminal and type

sudo apt-get install psb-kernel-source
sudo shutdown -r now

The graphics will restore psb.. Long live Ubuntu!!!

jamie (jamietaylor) wrote :

@hardyrulz:
booting into 2.6.28-14 and running:
sudo apt-get install psb-kernel-source
returns:
psb-kernel-source is already the newest version.

...and to confirm: on reboot (into 2.6.28-14), graphics are still broken.

Travis Larson (tlarson) wrote :

sudo apt-get install psb-kernel-source
sudo shutdown -r now

This fixed it for me.

@jamie:
Maybe try removing it first or doing a reinstall...?

@hardyrulz:
"2.6.28-14 kicks ass" - What have you noticed that makes this better than 13? Do you mind explaining what installing the source from apt-get did? I've never done this before and am not familiar with source files in apt/synaptic".

Does anyone know if this kernel update helps with the lock-ups associated with the 3d driver in bug#393290?
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-psb/+bug/393290

I followed the fix, it works great now. Thanks.

Rob

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 11:52 AM, pjman <email address hidden> wrote:

> sudo apt-get install psb-kernel-source
> sudo shutdown -r now
>
> This fixed it for me.
>
> @jamie:
> Maybe try removing it first or doing a reinstall...?
>
> @hardyrulz:
> "2.6.28-14 kicks ass" - What have you noticed that makes this better than
> 13? Do you mind explaining what installing the source from apt-get did? I've
> never done this before and am not familiar with source files in
> apt/synaptic".
>
> Does anyone know if this kernel update helps with the lock-ups associated
> with the 3d driver in bug#393290?
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-psb/+bug/393290
>
> --
> 2.6.28-14 kills PSB driver on Dell Mini 10 & Acer One 751h
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/406651
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of a duplicate bug.
>

jaymartin (jaymartin) wrote :

sudo apt-get install psb-kernel-source
sudo shutdown -r now

Worked for me with my 751h...thanks!

Steve Jenkins (stevejenkins) wrote :

WORKAROUND FOUND:

On a FRESH install of 2.6.28-11, I installed xserver-xorg-video-psb as documented and rebooted. This gave me the same "Failed to load kernel module "psb." This driver currently needs DRM to operate." errors as mentioned above.

As suggested by hardyrulz, I continued with low-res graphics, then did:

sudo apt-get install psb-kernel-source
sudo shutdown -r now

which TOTALLY worked! Yay! I had 1366x768 on my Aspire 751h!

But... my elation was short-lived. After using Update Manager to update EVERYTHING, I rebooted into 2.6.28-14 and got the same incompatibility errors as before.

pjman suggested a reinstall, which I attempted with:

sudo-apt install --reinstall psb-kernel-source

Which CRASHED my session. So the lesson here is DO NOT SIMPLY "REINSTALL." Don't feel bad, though, pjman. I would have totally tried that without your suggestion anyway. :)

So I rebooted and did:

sudo-apt remove psb-kernel-source

sudo apt-get install psb-kernel-source

sudo reboot

Awwww, yeah. I'm back at 1366x768, baby!

So it would seem that any time the Jaunty version changes, a "remove" and "install" of psb-kernel-source (and NOT a --reinstall) will do the trick!

I'm on a Dell Inspiron Mini 10. The same problem (video not working the right way on new kernel) happened to me when I upgraded fron -11 to -13. I solved it that time by reinstalling xserver-xorg-video-psb. But now it doesn't work.
I tried Steve Jenkins' <quote>

apt-get remove psb-kernel-source
apt-get install psb-kernel-source

</quote> and it worked, thanks a lot =)

Am I the only one who thinks the guys at ubuntu-mobile who provide the driver be made aware of this? It seems to happen on every kernel update. Maybe we should suggest them to include thos two lines on the install script for the driver?

On a completely different note, and feel completely free to ignore me on the following issue:
How can I use the same keymap on the console and on Gnome on X11? As far as I now they have to be set up separately. Is there any way to link the configurations? At least can anyone give me a link to a forum thread on this issue?
Again, don't lose your sleep over this last issue, I can live without it solved and this is not the correct place to ask =) Thanks anyway.

Oh and The Solution works when updating to -15 (what I really tested) so I think it'll work on any update (please correct if that inference is wrong)

Steve Jenkins (stevejenkins) wrote :

That's great, Frederico. It's always nice to find something predictably fixable. :)

And I also just repeated the workaround after upgrading from -14 to -15 yesterday. Upgrade broke it, workaround fixed it.

jaymartin (jaymartin) wrote :

Uninstall and reinstall worked great on my 751h. Thanks!

Further work on this bug and its solution is being done on the following thread:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-psb/+bug/411202
If you have a suggeestion or doubt not present in this thread, please go there from now on.

Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-09-02
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