2013-01-24

Precise Puppy 5.4 with Inspiron mini 12

Puppy Linux Precise 5.4.3 @ Dell Inspiron 1210 (mini 12) notebook.
Video is  Intel GMA500 "Poulsbo" with LCD resolution of 1280x800.

X failed to start:





There is a part of /var/log/Xorg.0.log

...
[    84.803] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[    84.803] (II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
[    84.803] (--) using VT number 4

[    84.814] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[    84.814] vesa: Ignoring device with a bound kernel driver
[    84.814] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
[    84.814] (II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
[    84.814] (II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
[    84.819] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
[    84.836] (II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    84.836]  compiled for 1.11.3, module version = 0.0.2
[    84.836]  ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 11.0
[    84.836] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
[    84.836] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
[    84.871] (EE) open /dev/fb0: No such device
[    84.871] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbdev
[    84.871] (WW) VGA arbiter: cannot open kernel arbiter, no multi-card support
[    84.871] (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
[    84.871] (II) Unloading vesa
[    84.871] (II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
[    84.871] (II) Unloading fbdev
[    84.871] (II) UnloadModule: "fbdevhw"
[    84.871] (II) Unloading fbdevhw
[    84.871] (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
[    84.872] 
Fatal server error:
[    84.872] no screens found
[    84.872] 
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
  at http://wiki.x.org
 for help. 
[    84.872] Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[    84.872] 
[    84.877]  ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
[    84.877] Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.



To get X started I have removed poulsbo modules...

# find / -name '*psb_gfx*' -o -name '*poulsbo*'
...
/lib/modules/3.2.29/kernel/drivers/staging/gma500/psb_gfx.ko
...
/lib/modules/3.2.29/kernel/drivers/gpu/stub/poulsbo.ko
...
# rm /lib/modules/3.2.29/kernel/drivers/staging/gma500/psb_gfx.ko
# rm /lib/modules/3.2.29/kernel/drivers/gpu/stub/poulsbo.ko

...and save back to USB flash drive while rebooting.


After that, Precise Puppy can run X Window System by vesa driver in this book.