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Old 08-03-2005, 11:12 AM   #1
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Games have bad gamma ( to Dark) and I cant fix it! intel 845 chipset DRI


I'm trying out ut2004... and some Q2 on Debian. and it's dark, really dark ! ( i am afraid of the dark ! )

Anyhow, my system is a Debian box, Intel 845 chip set family, DRI installed.

I use xinit since that does not start up kde, just x, with a console. then I run my game.

Nothing I have tried has made any diff !

Any suggestions ?
 
Old 08-04-2005, 03:53 AM   #2
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Use your driver or monitor control panel.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 11:38 AM   #3
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That is absolute genious ! ... But for a moment lets asume that even though I am a noob, I am not a total idiot. I have set my screen as bright as it can go.

And where do I find my "driver controll pannel" - remember, I'm not in KDE, but I can go into it if I need to. Where do I find this "driver controll pannel" ???
 
Old 08-04-2005, 03:12 PM   #4
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Both the ATI and NVIDIA drivers have "control panels." Though I'm not sure if that's proper terminology. I'm not talking about KDE.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 02:00 AM   #5
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Ok, so I have Intel, not ATI or NVIDA, and I dont use kde, but I will try going into KDE and checking if there is anything there that will make a permanent change to X. All the same, doesent sound like you know how to help me exactly.

Anyone knoe why Xgamma and in-game-console gamma does not have any affect ?
 
Old 08-11-2005, 03:57 PM   #6
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Maybe your chipset doesnt support those functions.

As i remember under quake 2 you could change the brightness using 2 different commands from console, but ive not played q2 in such a long time i couldnt tell you what they are.

The gamma cmd i think is r_gamma, the other i cant remember.

Best advice, get a decent video card.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 01:45 AM   #7
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Thanks for the tip, though I think your 'best advice sucks'

Telling me to "buy better hardware" is harsh and cruel... I live in a 3rd world contry dude, get paid in a curency that you probably never heard of, computer parts are a luxury item.

That is why we try to understand how to fix things, instead of buying new ones when we dont know how to make the ones we got to work.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 03:17 AM   #8
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Well try a charity, there are a few that ship parts to 3rd world countries. I dont think it would be that hard to do some research into it.

Besides you seem to have a computer, and an internet connection, something that most africans simply cannot afford nor have access to.

If you still want to understand how to fix your problem:

For all Quake 3 Variants try messing with these settings in the etconfig.cfg (or make an autoexec.cfg and exec it):

seta r_overBrightBits "1"
seta r_ignorehwgamma "0"

or look at this thread i found when using google (a good place to look before posting here!!).

http://www.linux-gamers.net/modules/...6&post_id=8798

For quake2 check out this guide:

http://www.planetquake.com/console/c...s/quake_2.html

I'd also suggest you read this one as well:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=277
 
Old 08-15-2005, 02:47 AM   #9
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Oh Man ... you dont know squat about life in South Africa do you ? Anyhow. thanks for
<snip>
seta r_overBrightBits "1"
seta r_ignorehwgamma "0"
</snip>

I'll try it when I find the time.

Also, I did try google, spent a few hours trying to fix this problem before I got desprate enough to ask a question on this forum.

The solution in your first thread does not work in my case, it has no effect, and I dont know why ( suspect chip set does not support it)

I also tried sevral commands from the second link to no avail. ( before asking the question ) though if you might know witch commands from that page would probably work ( or in what combination), I'm open to sugestions.

As for the last link, anything in perticular you would like me to focus on ? I thought my title was informative, I could have maybe given more notes about what I tried at the start, dident think you would asume that I havent actualy tried anything.
So what about this thread is it that you would like me to have done difrently ?
 
Old 08-15-2005, 11:48 PM   #10
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Nothing, tbh.

You assume i know little about your country, and im quite happy for you to assume that, but at the end of the day its moot, it matters not one iota.

I couldnt help you, end of story as far as me spending my time trying to fix your prob. The buck gets passed to the next person.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 12:43 AM   #11
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Well I'm using an nVidia card, but if Intel makes their own driver for Linux, then that driver should be able to control the gamma.

Just to warn you, though - I doubt that you'll get a playable framerate from your Intel chipset. If I were you, I'd try to get my hands on something better. It doesn't need to be brand-spanking new - I'm sure you'd do just fine with an old 32MB GeForce or Voodoo. Back in the day, in the US, these two were considered the best brands. Though 3Dfx (maker of Voodoo) went out of business due to them losing so much money from nVidia - if you can get your hands on one of these used or an old GeForce, you'll be in good shape.

And anyone willing to sell it to you probably would be willing to sell it for $20US or so (although many people might not be willing to sell it - I still keep my Voodoo3 around just in case. It can't handle today's games, but it'll do Half-Life, TuxRacer. . . plenty of other great games just fine.) Voodoos are SOLID - the only reason nVidia run them out of business is that the Voodoo 5 and the GeForce 2 were both about just as powerful as the other, and the Voodoo 5 got a bad rap because a couple of people needed to buy new power supplies to use it.

So, in short, pawn a better (though not newer) graphics card off of your local used parts reseller or something.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 01:49 AM   #12
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Well .. you would actualy be amazed at what this intel on board can do ! They call it "intel express excelarated graphics " ... there are already boards out with version 2, but I have version one. The linux driver is dowe by the DRI project, and ( intresting note ) the windows driver dynamicaly alocates ram to the card.

With this card I get a playable frame rate, with a bit of lag on certan maps ( maps with allot of effects, movers like fans, ect. ) but enough to have a good time.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 02:03 AM   #13
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Well, I can't understand what you mean when you say "The linux driver is dowe by the DRI project" but I noticed that you have your graphics controller in your signature. I did a search on Intel's website for 82845G and I found Intel's Linux drivers here, which might help you solve your problem.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 02:13 AM   #14
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Yup ... used those, sorry about the type-o ...cold fingers.
I meant to say the drivers are done by the DRI project, as in the DRI project also has a driver, and their driver actualy performs better ( plus it's just a apt-get to get everything to work 100% ) much faster than the one intel put out ( later version )

http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/

I found this out by looking through the driver pack that intel hands out, it's actualy just a DRI pack, and there are sevral newer versions of this arround
 
  


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