Beelink Mini S 12 Intel® Processor N95 w/ Intel UHD Graphics

Running Zorin OS 16.3 Pro. Cannot get sound from HDMI as HDMI is not recognized. Cannot change monitor resolution as HDMI driver not loaded (Video only works on HDMI works because of basic VGA mode).

This has Intel UHD Graphics 46D2 : Intel® UHD Graphics : Xe : Adler Lake-N

Looks like the device is seen but intel i915 driver is not loading. Booted with latest Ubuntu and it works okay - here is diff between xrandr on Zorin and Ubuntu

MINI-S:~$ xrandr
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 1920 x 1080, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 1920 x 1080
default connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 0mm x 0mm
1920x1080 77.00*

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 4618
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 46d2

Ubuntu 23.04:
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
HDMI-1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 698mm x 392mm
1920x1080 60.00*+ 59.94 24.00 23.98
1280x720 60.00 59.94
720x480 60.00 59.94
640x480 60.00 59.94
HDMI-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 4618
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Alder Lake-N [UHD Graphics]

Is there any way to get this HDMI working with the i915 driver without changing the kernel?
Zorin 16.3 Pro uname -r =>

The latest Ubuntu works but I'd prefer to stick with my Zorin Pro.

What you are describing seems to be the older kernel in Zorin is your limiting factor. Since Ubuntu now has a newer kernel for the 22.04 LTS that might be why it works with Ubuntu.

Zorin 16.3 is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS which is about 3.5 years old. Although Zorin has back ported a newer kernel (5.15?) helping some hardware, it is not the latest 6.1 and above.

There is a way to upgrade the kernel. I am sure you can find that or someone else can provide guidance. I am not good at doing that kind of thing with the terminal.

Just so you know, a few days ago while using Ubuntu based Mint Cinnamon, I installed the Ubuntu-Desktop and installed a few extensions to make Ubuntu function much like Zorin. The only thing missing is Snap packages. But so far it is working great. I am not missing Snaps so I may just leave it alone for now.

Hope you find a solution to getting Zorin installed. :v:

I am not so sure...
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The O.P. says he booted on Ubuntu 20.04.

Try adding the intel driver repo for 20.04

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

sudo apt-add-repository deb [arch=amd64] focal main


sudo apt update
sudo apt install intel-opencl-icd  intel-level-zero-gpu level-zero  intel-media-va-driver-non-freelibmfx1

Full guide Here

I downloaded the latest iso from Ubuntu and booted from USB.

Iso: Ubuntu-23.04-desktop-amd64.iso

So, I wrote the wrong version in error. I think this version used kernel 6.2

I'm going to Zorin 17 when it's released but I was hoping for a solution for Zorin 16.3 in the interim.

I did upgrade to the 6.2 kernel in Zorin 16.3 Pro and that did work but I was afraid it would cause other issues; so, I reinstalled a clean Zorin 16.3 Pro.

I edited the original message and changed it to 23.04

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I followed those steps and rebooted but there was no change.

Like I said in the reply to Aravisian -

The HDMI still isn't showing on sound or video.

I don't want anyone to spend a lot of time for a solution as I am going to Zorin 17 Pro when it is released. I believe they are going to use the 6.1 LTS kernel which should solve my issue (hopefully).

If there isn't a relatively uncomplicated solution, I can just use Ubuntu until Zorin 17 is released later this year or early next year.

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I am curious - if the installed 6.2 works, why not just use that?

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Well, I was concerned it would cause issues with other Zorin features. What are the implications of just upgrading my kernel from 5.15.083 to the 6.2 kernel in my Zorin 16.3 Pro release?

As I said, I'm moving to Zorin 17 when it is released; so, I suppose this option would suffice until the release of Zorin 17. But I'm not seeing a definite confirmation that Zorin 17 will use the 6.1 LTS kernel. I've seen some speculation that it will and perhaps I didn't check that fact thoroughly enough.

Later kernels can come with regressions. This is always a risk... But the practical aim is to test it out and see if it creates any issues. It won't brick your computer - all you need to do is roll back to the Previous Working Kernel if the later kernel does not work out.

So I would recommend you use the TuxInvader 6.2 version. If everything works - then good. But if not, you already have a fallback plan of waiting on Zorin OS 17.

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