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Old 08-30-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
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Dell Dimension 3000 82865G Graphics Driver


Hi,
I have an old Dell Dimension 3000 Desktop computer which used to run Windows XP but I installed Linux Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit onto it. It has a pentium 4 2.8Ghz, 1GB of ram(I think), a 120GB HDD...etc. Anyway, so when I install Ubuntu I try to install the graphics drivers for it. I go to intels website. There were two drivers available for Linux for my adapter:
the i915graphics and a intelgraphics driver. Both were tar.gz. When I try to install them, it can't for some reason. I tried "sudo sh" in terminal, I tried extracting the package and executing it...etc. Nothing works. It does give me a message in terminal though. If you want to see it, i'll take a screenshot and post it up. Anybody know if its a common problem, I couldn't find anything on the net? Anybody know a solution for it?

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Side note: maybe this has something to do with it, but my ubuntu gave me full resolutions and everything out of the box without the driver...maybe it already has some sort of driver, but I still would like to install the native drivers for the best possible performance, thanks for any help!

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Old 09-01-2010, 09:48 PM   #2
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So that we can know for sure exactly what graphics chip you have can you please post the output of:
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lspci | grep -i vga
Armed with this information we can find the best way to attack your problem.

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Old 09-02-2010, 09:25 PM   #3
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Okay, I entered the command:
Results:

marc@Marc-Linux:~$ lspci | grep -i vga
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
marc@Marc-Linux:~$
 
Old 09-02-2010, 11:11 PM   #4
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Can you tell me why you downloaded drivers from the intel site in the first place. What is wrong with how it is operating now?

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Old 09-03-2010, 04:11 PM   #5
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It seems fine, but in windows performance was always better, like even something as simple as scrolling down a page...in Linux is choppier. Plus I was thinking if I download the real video driver, performance might be better then it already is.
 
Old 09-03-2010, 07:12 PM   #6
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Hmm ... "real" driver?

I'd be interested to know what driver are you using now.

Can please post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf (if you have one) and your /var/log/Xorg.0.log as attachements?

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Old 09-03-2010, 10:31 PM   #7
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Well I couldn't find an xorg.conf file but I did find the other one.
I don't know how to add it as an attachment here...please tell me.
I tried copy/pasting the entire text of the file but it said there were too many characters.
 
Old 09-04-2010, 11:41 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by B1ackhawk View Post
Well I couldn't find an xorg.conf file but I did find the other one.
Ok.
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I don't know how to add it as an attachment here...please tell me.
I tried copy/pasting the entire text of the file but it said there were too many characters.
Click the "Manage Attachments" button

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Old 09-05-2010, 12:14 AM   #9
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Well I actually reinstalled into Fedora and downloaded the .rpm file that they had available . It all works now. For some reason fedora has much better driver support then ubuntu.
 
  


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