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Old 09-16-2007, 04:49 PM   #1
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Installing i810 driver


Guys how can i get the driver i810 for linux and how do i go about installing it from the console? Currently i can't go into GUI 'cos that driver is missing. how do I send the file to the location. Should i use a cd or a flash drive?
 
Old 09-16-2007, 05:33 PM   #2
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Hi Kdships, Welcome to lq. What distro are you using? Have you tried just running your x configuration utility? You may also want to include the output from the following.
Code:
/sbin/lspci -v
/sbin/lsmod
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 09-17-2007, 02:49 AM   #3
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I use Fedora core 6
kernel 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen on an i686

I tried running xconfiguration and it says command not found

startx gives me something like this:
(EE) Failed to load module "i810" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "synaptics" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No drivers available.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
X10: fatal 10 error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

/sbin/lspci -v gave me:

02:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5c592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)

Subsytem: Dell Unknown device 01d8
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
Memory at ef9FD600 (32-bit, non-prefechable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

02:01.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
Subsytem: Dell Unknown device 01d8
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
Memory at af9fd700 (32-bit, non-prefechable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PC 1 Card (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Unknown device 0007
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 4
Memory at efdfc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16k]
Capabilities: [d0] Express Latency Endpoint IRQ 0

/sbin/lsmod gave me:

i2c_i801 11853 0
ieee1394 301593 1 ohci1394
pcspkr 7361 0
soundcore 14113 snd
hci_usb 25537 2 i2c_ec,i2c_i801
sdhci 22745 0
mmc_core 30401 1 sdhci
snd_page_alloc 14409 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
serio_raw 11205 0
b44 32973 0
mii 9665 1 b44
bluetooth 58917 8 hidp,rfcomm,12cap,hci_usb
ide_cd 42337 2
cdrom 38625 2 ide_cd
ata_piix 18121 3
libata 103385 1 ide_piix
sd_mod 24897 22
scsi_mod 138729 3 sg,libata,sd_mod
ext3 135369 2
jbd 63209 1 ext3
ehci_hcd 35917 0
ohci_hcd 25437 0
uhci_hcd 27715 0

Last edited by Kdships; 09-17-2007 at 02:59 AM.
 
Old 09-17-2007, 04:15 AM   #4
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Edit the Devices section of the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to use the i810 driver, it may be using the vesa driver, an exaple follows:
Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Generic Graphics Card"
    Driver         "vesa" <----CHANGE TO "i810"
EndSection

Last edited by Junior Hacker; 09-17-2007 at 04:16 AM.
 
Old 09-17-2007, 04:26 AM   #5
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I tried going to /etc/X11/xorg.conf but was denied access even though i logged in as root

"Permission denied" it says.
 
Old 09-17-2007, 04:54 AM   #6
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You have to edit it with an editor, have you tried command: gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf as root (If using Gnome desktop) or: kdesu kate (In KDE).
 
Old 09-17-2007, 12:44 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kdships View Post
I tried going to /etc/X11/xorg.conf but was denied access even though i logged in as root

"Permission denied" it says.
Probably the shell thought you were trying to execute this unexecutable file. Instead you need to edit it. Of course root can edit any file. I understand you don't have a GUI, but your system almost certainly comes equipped with vi, a nice editor which works from the console. You should probably first consult some vi documentation. You can find some here: http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/vi/index.html. Also you can go "man vi".

Or see if "nano" will execute. This is a another small editor that distros sometimes build in.

Also you can go "cat filename" to see what the file contains; then use sed to change the file. But vi would be easier.

You will need to have i810 support compiled into your XOrg implementation; but you probably do already.
 
  


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