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I just recently bought a new PC, and I am unable to install debian system proprerly. Now I will provide you in most detailed way my configuration and status:

PC:

  • CPU: i7 7700K (Kaby Lake with Intel HD graphics 630)
  • MB: MSi Z270 SLI PLUS
  • RAM: Kingston HYPER 2x8GB RAM @ 2400MHz (12CL)
  • SSD: intel 600 256GB

DISTRO:

Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 Jessie

After the instalation of the system, OS started properly however xserver runned only in low resolution (1024x768).

I assumed that it is a driver problem, so I have installed some drivers from this site with no succes, then I tried some new kernels:

  • 3.16.43 X
  • 3.18.20 X
  • 4.1.39 X
  • 4.4.59 X
  • 4.9.20 M
  • 4.10.8 M
  • 4.11-rc5 M

With kernel with sign X (see above) the situation was the same as with original kernel 3.16.0-4, however with ones with M sign, was different: It looked that it started with a proper resolution, however xserver crashed in /var/log/Xorg.0.log there was message:

Screens found,but none have a usable configuration

and then

Fatal server error: no screens found

I tried to change some xorg configurations or some settings in i915 module, but with no success

any help would be appreciated

Thank you!

EDIT:

After removing all manually installed kernels, installing kernel 4.9 from jessie-backports and removing the xserver-xorg-video-intel driver, the command:

grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log

will return

    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[     2.670] (EE) Failed to load module "intel" (module does not exist, 0)
[     2.671] (EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
[     2.671] (EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
[     2.672] (EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
[     2.672] (EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
[     2.672] (EE) Screen 0 deleted because of no matching config section.
[     2.672] (EE) Screen 0 deleted because of no matching config section.
[     2.672] (EE) Screen 0 deleted because of no matching config section.
[     2.672] (EE) Device(s) detected, but none match those in the config file.
[     2.672] (EE) 
[     2.672] (EE) no screens found(EE) 
[     2.672] (EE) 
[     2.672] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[     2.672] (EE) 
[     2.672] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.

EDIT 2:

the whole /var/log/Xorg.0.log :

[     2.630] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[     2.630] Build Operating System: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 Debian
[     2.630] Current Operating System: Linux Bobor 4.9.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.13-1~bpo8+1 (2017-02-27) x86_64
[     2.630] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 root=UUID=97e2dfda-29d2-44b4-ac08-80ea49496bb6 ro quiet
[     2.630] Build Date: 11 February 2015  12:32:02AM
[     2.630] xorg-server 2:1.16.4-1 (http://www.debian.org/support) 
[     2.630] Current version of pixman: 0.32.6
[     2.630]    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
[     2.630] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[     2.630] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Apr  9 19:23:09 2017
[     2.631] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[     2.632] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
[     2.632] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[     2.632] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[     2.632] (**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
[     2.632] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
    Using a default monitor configuration.
[     2.632] (==) Automatically adding devices
[     2.632] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[     2.632] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[     2.634] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[     2.634]    Entry deleted from font path.
[     2.636] (==) FontPath set to:
    /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
    /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,
    /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,
    /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
    /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi,
    /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,
    built-ins
[     2.636] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[     2.636] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
    If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[     2.636] (II) Loader magic: 0x559d23f1ed80
[     2.636] (II) Module ABI versions:
[     2.636]    X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[     2.636]    X.Org Video Driver: 18.0
[     2.636]    X.Org XInput driver : 21.0
[     2.636]    X.Org Server Extension : 8.0
[     2.637] (--) PCI:*(0:0:2:0) 8086:5912:1462:7a59 rev 4, Mem @ 0xde000000/16777216, 0xc0000000/268435456, I/O @ 0x0000f000/64, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
[     2.637] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[     2.638] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[     2.644] (II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[     2.644]    compiled for 1.16.4, module version = 1.0.0
[     2.644]    ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 8.0
[     2.644] (==) AIGLX enabled
[     2.644] (==) Matched intel as autoconfigured driver 0
[     2.644] (==) Matched modesetting as autoconfigured driver 1
[     2.644] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 2
[     2.644] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 3
[     2.644] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[     2.644] (II) LoadModule: "intel"
[     2.645] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module intel
[     2.645] (II) UnloadModule: "intel"
[     2.645] (II) Unloading intel
[     2.645] (EE) Failed to load module "intel" (module does not exist, 0)
[     2.645] (II) LoadModule: "modesetting"
[     2.645] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/modesetting_drv.so
[     2.646] (II) Module modesetting: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[     2.646]    compiled for 1.16.4, module version = 0.9.0
[     2.646]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[     2.646]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 18.0
[     2.646] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
[     2.646] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
[     2.646] (II) Module fbdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[     2.646]    compiled for 1.15.99.904, module version = 0.4.4
[     2.646]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[     2.646]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 18.0
[     2.646] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[     2.646] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[     2.646] (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[     2.646]    compiled for 1.15.99.904, module version = 2.3.3
[     2.646]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[     2.646]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 18.0
[     2.646] (II) modesetting: Driver for Modesetting Kernel Drivers: kms
[     2.646] (II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
[     2.646] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[     2.646] (++) using VT number 7

[     2.647] (EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
[     2.647] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for modesetting
[     2.647] (EE) open /dev/dri/card0: No such file or directory
[     2.647] (II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
[     2.647] (II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
[     2.647] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
[     2.647] (II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[     2.647]    compiled for 1.16.4, module version = 0.0.2
[     2.647]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 18.0
[     2.647] (EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
[     2.647] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbdev
[     2.647] (II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
[     2.647] (II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
[     2.647] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
[     2.647] (II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[     2.647]    compiled for 1.16.4, module version = 0.0.2
[     2.647]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 18.0
[     2.647] (EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
[     2.647] vesa: Ignoring device with a bound kernel driver
[     2.647] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
[     2.647] (EE) Screen 0 deleted because of no matching config section.
[     2.647] (II) UnloadModule: "modesetting"
[     2.647] (EE) Screen 0 deleted because of no matching config section.
[     2.647] (II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
[     2.647] (II) UnloadSubModule: "fbdevhw"
[     2.647] (EE) Screen 0 deleted because of no matching config section.
[     2.647] (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
[     2.647] (EE) Device(s) detected, but none match those in the config file.
[     2.647] (EE) 
Fatal server error:
[     2.647] (EE) no screens found(EE) 
[     2.647] (EE) 
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
     at http://wiki.x.org
 for help. 
[     2.647] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
[     2.647] (EE) 
[     2.647] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.
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For Kaby Lake (and any Intel graphics since Broadwell), you need to install a new kernel and firmware from Jessie backports; as root:

echo deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie-backports main contrib non-free > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jessie-backports.list
apt-get update
apt-get -t jessie-backports install linux-image-amd64 firmware-misc-nonfree

You also need to remove (paradoxically) the X.org Intel video driver (as indicated in the package description: the X server can use the kernel’s mode-setting features without a separate video driver):

apt-get remove xserver-xorg-video-intel

When you run this, if apt-get tells you it’s going to remove other packages, don’t let it do so; you might need to install xserver-xorg-video-dummy to satisfy dependencies.

You should also remove the kernels you installed manually.

Once all that’s done, reboot and you should find your system working much better.

If that fails though, you can try installing the backported Intel driver instead (along with the new kernel and firmware):

apt-get -t jessie-backports install xserver-xorg-video-intel
  • Would you care to elaborate why removing the intel driver? I might be having a similar problem with FreeBSD and xorg – Rui F Ribeiro Apr 8 '17 at 11:02
  • @Rui see the update. Does FreeBSD have the necessary mode-setting support in the kernel? – Stephen Kitt Apr 8 '17 at 11:11
  • Interesting....I maybe ok then by the description, I had no idea it was deprecated...I will post a few FreeBSD questions between today and Monday. Thanks for the heads up. – Rui F Ribeiro Apr 8 '17 at 11:23
  • So far no luck ... I still have the same error message – Addman Apr 9 '17 at 11:33
  • 1
    Yes, efi-grub wouldn’t have anything to do with your problems. Could you post your full Xorg.0.log somewhere? The “Device(s) detected, but none match those in the config file.” error indicates that there is some explicit (and incorrect) configuration somewhere, hopefully the full log will show what... Once you’ve done that, sudo apt-get -t jessie-backports install xserver-xorg-video-intel will install a backported Intel driver and get you up and running (albeit not “properly”, but who cares if it works). – Stephen Kitt Apr 9 '17 at 17:17

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