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Old 12-29-2006, 11:19 AM   #1
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Help! Prob w FC6 install - xorg.conf & my Intel 82845G graphics card


Hello, all, and thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

I am somewhat of a Linux admin noob... Sorry (but I'm far from a computer noob). Anyway, I'm trying to get a dual-boot WinXP & Fedora Core 6 setup on a Compaq EVO D510 with an Intel 82845G/GL Brookdale graphics card. Everything seems to work great except that X Windows crashes on the Fedora startup with the message "No video BIOS modes for chosen depth" as well as "Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration. Fatal Error: No screens found." The error also lists xorg.conf as the file erroring.

However, X Windows I believe runs as part of the graphical install of Fedora, which works fine, as do all the live CDs I've tried on the system (quite a few now -- Knoppix, Ubuntu, SuSe, Slax, etc.). Seems to me to be a configuration issue, however, despite many changes to xorg.conf that I have tried over the last several days, I cannot get FC6 to boot properly.

I've seen several Dell owners with the same Intel graphics card as I have have had problems, but none of the things that worked for them have worked for me as far as changes to xorg.conf go. I just recently gave up and tried a reinstall of FC6 to no avail.

My xorg.conf file (haven't changed it since reinstall of FC6):

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Indentifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Indentifier "Videocard0"
Driver "i810"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Indentifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection




It's important to note that I have also tried specifying a "vesa" driver in the "Device" section as it seems this is a more generic driver setting which has helped several, but not me unfortunately. Also, I have specified a "Monitor" section with my monitor's info, refresh rates, etc. with no luck.

Again, thanks in advance for any assistance!
 
Old 12-30-2006, 04:37 AM   #2
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The card likes to use video modes supplied in bios. So, have you checked what your BIOS lets you configure with regard the video card?

Have you tried searching for threads in LQ concerning your card - or google? Have you checked "man i810" for general information about it's support an available options?

Take a look at the following thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=514335

An xorg.conf file in this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=352262

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I've seen several Dell owners with the same Intel graphics card as I have have had problems, but none of the things that worked for them have worked for me as far as changes to xorg.conf go. I just recently gave up and tried a reinstall of FC6 to no avail.
... but you haven't said what you tried! How am I going to avoid repeating the same advice?

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 12-30-2006 at 04:48 AM.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 01:20 PM   #3
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Thanks to all who tried to help with this.... I ended up installing Ubuntu and had everything running in under 30 minutes. Anyway, my advice to anyone trying to run the Intel 82845G card with Linux is not to try with FC6 because I don't think it's compatible. Either use a different card or install another flavor such as Ubuntu.
 
Old 03-24-2007, 12:44 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by moose22
Thanks to all who tried to help with this.... I ended up installing Ubuntu and had everything running in under 30 minutes. Anyway, my advice to anyone trying to run the Intel 82845G card with Linux is not to try with FC6 because I don't think it's compatible. Either use a different card or install another flavor such as Ubuntu.


Hiii
i have FC6 and the graphics card same as yours
82845G....so is it final that i have got to change my graphics card...
i am back of this for the past 10 days..Read your quote very late...
so is it sure that GUI cant come with this graphics card and FC6

Please Replyyy
swathiii
 
Old 03-26-2007, 10:25 PM   #5
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There exist people with FC6 working with your card. Please read through the links supplied in my post and tell me how it went.

To be fair: a more recently released distro like edgy will do the job with zero effort as described.
 
Old 03-26-2007, 11:12 PM   #6
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swathi1 got his/hers working there moose22, persistance pays. In your original post is the error message that says it all -->No video BIOS modes for chosen depth. swathil had that also and changed the depth from 24 to 16. It all depends on the quality of the monitor being used I believe.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 04:56 AM   #7
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No video BIOS modes for chosen depth Meaning: too many colors, not enough video RAM for requested config... i.e. not to do with the monitor (not directly anyway).

- you may have the option to reserve more RAM for video in you BIOS.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 05:11 AM   #8
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Probably right on that one (more than likely), I was using my old computer's configuration when I recommended that to swathi1, I have i810 chip set controller which I believe only gets 8MB memory allocated by default (for i810 on-board video).

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