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ironhide on asus 1215N doesn't work #87

antoniobove opened this Issue · 7 comments

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I'm Italian so, sorry for my english.
fresh installation of ubuntu natty.
first step: installation of ironhide
second step: installation of nvidia driver (using ubuntu tool) and reboot
third step: run ironhide-configuration: glxgears doesn't start, using all the config.
the error is: Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual
what I have to do???


try: 2 commands and tell us if they work.(if it works you can stop it by CRTL + C
optirun glxgears
would you post those config files from your sytem?

and check if with program Additional drivers(jockey-gtk) say if nvidia card activated(if not activated do not activate then) ...


optirun glxgears doesn't work
glxgears runs at 60 FPS
#based on Pete Eberlein's script
#modified by Csaba Szobonya(
modprobe acpi_call
if ! lsmod | grep -q acpi_call; then
echo "Error: acpi_call module not loaded"

acpi_call () {
echo "$*" > /proc/acpi/call
cat /proc/acpi/call
echo _PS0 $(acpi_call "_SB.PCI0.P0P4.GFX0._PS0")

#echo _PS0 $(acpi_call "_SB.PCI0.P0P4.GFX0._PS0")
echo P3MO $(acpi_call "_SB.PCI0.P0P4.GFX0.P3MO")
echo DGPS $(acpi_call "_SB.PCI0.P0P4.GFX0.DGPS")
#PSC=$(acpi_call "_SB.PCI0.P0P4.GFX0._PSC")
#echo _PSC ${PSC}
modprobe nvidia-current

#based on Pete Eberlein's script
#modified by Csaba Szobonya(

modprobe acpi_call
if ! lsmod | grep -q acpi_call; then
echo "Error: acpi_call module not loaded"

acpi_call () {
echo "$*" > /proc/acpi/call
cat /proc/acpi/call

#echo _PS0 $(acpi_call "_SB.PCI0.P0P4.GFX0._PS0")
#echo P3MO $(acpi_call "_SB.PCI0.P0P4.GFX0.P3MO")
#echo DGPS $(acpi_call "_SB.PCI0.P0P4.GFX0.DGPS")
echo _DSM $(acpi_call "_SB.PCI0.P0P4.GFX0._DSM {0xF8,0xD8,0x86,0xA4,0xDA,0x0B,0x1B,0x47,0xA7,0x2B,0x60,0x42,0xA6,0xB5,0xBE,0xE0} 0x100 0x1A {0x1,0x0,0x0,0x3}")

acpi_call returns :

Buffer {0x59 0x0 0x0 0x11} : card ready to turn off

Buffer {0x41 0x0 0x0 0x11} : card already off

echo _PS3 $(acpi_call "_SB.PCI0.P0P4.GFX0._PS3")

PSC=$(acpi_call "_SB.PCI0.P0P4.GFX0._PSC")
echo _PSC ${PSC}
case "$PSC" in
echo "Error: acpi_call failed..."
echo "Leaving nvidia card turned on!"
rmmod nvidia
if lsmod | grep -q nvidia; then
echo "Error: could not unload nvidia module, leaving card turned on"


/etc/X11/xorg.conf doesn't exist

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout0"
Screen "Screen0"
Option "AutoAddDevices" "false"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"

Section "Files"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BusID "PCI:04:00:0"
Option "IgnoreEDID"
Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-0"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Device0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1920x1200" "1920x1080" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900" "1280x1024" "1366x768" "1360x768" "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 28.0 - 73.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
Option "DPMS"
Modeline "1920x1200" 193.25 1920 2056 2256 2592 1200 1203 1209 1245 -hsync +vsync
Modeline "1920x1080" 173.00 1920 2048 2248 2576 1080 1083 1088 1120 -hsync +vsync
Modeline "1680x1050" 146.25 1680 1784 1960 2240 1050 1053 1059 1089 -hsync +vsync
Modeline "1600x1200" 161.00 1600 1712 1880 2160 1200 1203 1207 1245 -hsync +vsync
Modeline "1440x900" 106.50 1440 1528 1672 1904 900 903 909 934 -hsync +vsync
Modeline "1366x768" 85.25 1366 1440 1576 1784 768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsync
Modeline "1280x800" 83.50 1280 1352 1480 1680 800 803 809 831 -hsync +vsync
Modeline "1280x1024" 109.00 1280 1368 1496 1712 1024 1027 1034 1063 -hsync +vsync

nvidia driver is not activated


The thing that might cause this is the missing xorg.conf file...
I had smilar issue before so I'll make a dummy xorg.conf file then and test with it.
btw: the ironhide-enablecard/disable card seems familiar to me maybe because its made by me;P


A fast test without xorg.conf file and same result as you.
btw: as I remember I had the same issue before and made an xorg.conf file.
So I'll link mine for a quick test.
To test it without restart:
open a console:
cd /etc/X11/
sudo wget # will askfor your password

save all your app data as xserver will be restarted.
type your username and password
then use this command:
sudo service gdm restart # will ask your password again

now you are at the login screen from now you will know what to do;P

to test things try: optirun glxgears

Don't forget to report back if it works;)


it seems to be working
glxgears: 60 fps (monitor refresh rate)
optirun glxgears: about 235 fps... is it a good value???


yeah thats good I get smilar results too;)
but you should check it with wine and a game;P
That will confirm it for sure...


uhm... games???
I prefer to use the PS3 for gaming...
It's worth a shot just for knowing...
thanks for all...!

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