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Old 02-01-2007, 05:39 PM   #1
misterjingo
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e210882 motherboard graphics problem


Hi all,

I've installed linux (slackware 11) on a box with a e210882 motherboard, everything works fine, but i'm having some trouble with the graphics. The board has onboard graphics (Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics controller) but using KDE, I can't seem to get it to run at anything above 600x420 and 16 bit colour. If I edit xorg.conf to run it at anything above this, KDE fails to start stating it can't find a screen.
Any idea how I can get this running at a higher screen and colour res? I know the graphics are capable of much more as when the machine used to run xp pro it was capable of running 1280x1024 at 80hz.

Any help in sorting this out would be appreciated.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 09:23 PM   #2
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Anyone have any suggestions? Would be a bit rubbish to have to go back to xp over something like too low screen res.
 
Old 02-06-2007, 01:29 PM   #3
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After some searching, this solved it for me:

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Intel_Extreme_Graphics_2


Posting in case others encounter this problem in future.
 
Old 08-21-2008, 07:51 PM   #4
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Intel e210882 Video Issue CentOS - Linux

I'm having this same issue with a CentOS 5 install.

It doesn't even prompt to video when the KDE desktop fails. It simply goes black.

I'm going to post on CentOS board to, and search the link you provided.

Thanks for posting!

Last edited by Vince.C; 08-21-2008 at 07:54 PM.
 
Old 10-30-2008, 02:29 PM   #5
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screen resolution

I was having same issue with ubuntu...

I was not able to change resolutions even when listed without scanrate going haywire.

Couldn't boot headless without being stuck at lowres prompt.

Coudn't vnc with ubuntu default installed vnc above 800x600


Came up with the following modified xorg.conf.


I am new to linux so don't know which part is allowing which. I do konw the device / driver ="vesa" allows headless at 800x600. The monitor screen sections are allowing the 1024x768 headless.

I have tested on two motherboards with integrated graphics.

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Boardname "vesa"
Driver "vesa"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Vendorname "Generic LCD Display"
Modelname "LCD Panel 1024x768"
Horizsync 31.5-48.0
Vertrefresh 56.0 - 65.0
modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
Gamma 1.0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768
Modes "1024x768@60" "800x600@60" "800x600@56" "640x480@60"
EndSubSection
EndSection
 
  


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