I am building a minimal Debian system. I installed Debian Wheezy with the netinstall iso, and selected to install only basic system utilities, no desktop environment. The computer that is running this has no graphics card, I just plugged two monitors into the motherboard (MSI's z87g55). Onto that base I installed alsa audio, some programming tools, and xorg.
The problem I am having is the I have no
/dev/fb0. No framebuffer. I get a tty on one monitor (the smaller one). I tried
# modprobe uvesafb. This causes the tty to be mirrored on both monitors, though only the bottom half of it is mirrored on the smaller one. This also gives me a framebuffer. Unfortunately, uvesafb doesn't allow me to select the monitor's native resolution. X11 runs fine, I use matchbox-window-manager. It mirrors the display to both monitors.
Googling brought led me to try and add the i915 module, but I get an error:
# modprobe i915 ERROR: could not insert 'i915': No such device
This is the output with x11 running when I enter it in xterm. In a framebufferless (no uvesafb) tty, it says something cryptic about needing an
intel_agp module. But it seems I already have
# modprobe -r intel_agp FATAL: Module intel_agp is builtin.
Is this the right course of action? If so, how can I add the i915 module? If not, what might be a better solution?
If you need more info I'll gladly post it. Thank you :-)