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Old 12-18-2004, 11:12 AM   #1
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Can't use FC3 with intgrate i810 gfx card


Hello everybody.
I have this problem. I'm a Linux so i'll try to explain the best way I can. I have an Lnux box (a pretty low-end machine), which I use as a a router/firewall/server. I wanted to install Fedora Core 3. But when I started the installation by booting from the CD, I noticed hat something was wrong. For instance, I could move the scroller of the help menu on the left, but the text of the help-menu didn't scroll (it seemd that it didn't refresh correctly). When the installation of the OS got to the phase where I should pick which programs/desktop managers/etc. to install, the screen was non-readable.
After a few reboots, BIOS settings changes and a bit of luck, I got trough this part too and installed the OS. Unfortunatley, when the system started to boot into Linux, the screen contained only the loading bar and a lot of "grabage". Then the screem went black and the monitor stated "screen out of range".

I'm currently running FC2 on the machine without any problems. Linux detected an i810 integrated card during install, so does anybody have the same one with FC3?
Can anyone help me?
THX
 
Old 01-02-2005, 01:32 PM   #2
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Re: Can't use FC3 with intgrate i810 gfx card

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Originally posted by logo
Hello everybody.
I have this problem. I'm a Linux so i'll try to explain the best way I can. I have an Lnux box (a pretty low-end machine), which I use as a a router/firewall/server. I wanted to install Fedora Core 3. But when I started the installation by booting from the CD, I noticed hat something was wrong. For instance, I could move the scroller of the help menu on the left, but the text of the help-menu didn't scroll (it seemd that it didn't refresh correctly). When the installation of the OS got to the phase where I should pick which programs/desktop managers/etc. to install, the screen was non-readable.
After a few reboots, BIOS settings changes and a bit of luck, I got trough this part too and installed the OS. Unfortunatley, when the system started to boot into Linux, the screen contained only the loading bar and a lot of "grabage". Then the screem went black and the monitor stated "screen out of range".

I'm currently running FC2 on the machine without any problems. Linux detected an i810 integrated card during install, so does anybody have the same one with FC3?
Can anyone help me?
THX
I'm having the same problem, but im still working on it. I've read something about a patch but i dont know how to work with it,
 
Old 01-04-2005, 12:12 AM   #3
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How to set up i810 integrated graphics with Fedora Core 3

Hello,

I also had problem with X startup with i810 integrated graphics when I installed Fedora Core 3. The screen would not get updated and refreshed.

The problem turned out that during installation the graphics is recognised as i815 by Fedora Core 3. To set it right

(1) when booting with Grub press 'e' and add ' 3' to boot coomand line to get booted in init level 3 i.e text mode.
(2) log in and become su
(3) run "sysstem-config-display --reconfigure " command
(4) now choose the graphics acrd as i810 rather than i815

and startx . That's it all went fine with this and its really cool GUI interface now.

JSD
 
Old 01-04-2005, 07:11 AM   #4
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So that's what's the problem!
My system does exactly the same (not refreshing correctly), but at the beginning of the installation, it writes Probing for video... i810 (or something like that), but I guess it doesn't matter anyway.
THX for the info, I'll try this and see what happens.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 05:53 AM   #5
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Nope
I tryed it, but it didn't help. I did exactly as you said, installed FC3, went into runlevel 3, ran system-config-display (as root) and changed all settings to i810. It didn't work, I only got to the loading screen.
I must admit i don't know anythign, that might help me in this situaton (exept reverting back to the old FC2), so if anybody has some advice, I would apreciate it.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 12:59 AM   #6
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What happens when you do "startx" from the text boot prompt after changing the dispaly to "i810". I find that its better that **** we boot always in text mode. Change /etc/init defualt boot level to 3 and then only startx from the text boot prompt. Using graphical login manager gives problems.

JSD
 
Old 01-10-2005, 10:38 AM   #7
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I get a terminal window and a clock program in the right top of the screen. Unfortunatley, this mode is not good for me, becasue I need some GUI programs, and I use a lot of desktop shortcuts (to operate the firewall). Is there a way I could boot to runlevel 5 normally?
 
Old 01-13-2005, 07:36 PM   #8
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I had the same problem when I installed FC3 on my machine with an integrated i810 video controller. There is a bug in the i810 (or its driver) that stops the video accelleration from working with FC3. To get around this, you need to boot with the -noaccel option.

To do this from the install disk, at the "boot:" prompt type linux -noaccel and hit enter. You will be on your way.

You will need the -noaccel option in the driver section of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file as well.

another newbie,
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Old 01-14-2005, 07:57 AM   #9
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What boot prompth? In Grub?
 
Old 01-14-2005, 01:50 PM   #10
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OK, I got it. It's the boot: that I get when I boot form the first disc, right?
Well, I don't need that one now, I manadged to install Fedora 3 onto my old harddisk (saving my pervious OS). My problem now is that I don't have a "Driver" section in my xorg.conf. Where do i put this option and how exactly do I write it in?
 
Old 01-14-2005, 10:39 PM   #11
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In /etc/X11/xorg.conf you should already have a device section for your video card. You need to add the noaccel line.

Here is that portion of my xorg.conf:


Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "i810"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Intel 810"
Option "noaccel"
EndSection


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Old 01-15-2005, 12:42 AM   #12
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There is a problem with the bundled Kernel. The kernel has been updated to kernel-2.6.10-1.741_FC3.i686. You can also upgrade X11 for better performance. You can find the rpms at http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...updates/3/i386.

1. Start FC3 in command mode.
2. Load the new kernel.
3. Load the new X11.
4. Remove the "etc/X11/xorg.conf " and "etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup" files.
5. Start "X configuration" from setup command. "etc/X11/xorg.conf" file will
be recreated with new values.
6. Reboot.

Everything works fine after that.

Sandeep....////

Last edited by sandyp_m; 01-15-2005 at 01:02 AM.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 03:48 AM   #13
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Thx guys, I'll try it out and see what happens.
 
  


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