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I have searched through the forums about this graphics controller, and I can definately see there are problems associated with installing Fedora Core 3 with this card, and I seem to have the same. I tried my first ever install of Linux last night and couldn't get through the set-up process.
I am looking for a distribution that won't give me these problems. I want to get one version up and running so I can get aquinted with it a little before haveing to go through what I have seen others say you need to do to get it running.
If anyone knows if a specific distribution works good with this I would really appreciate it. I have downloaded FC3 and Mandrake before deciding to go with Fedora. If Mandrake would work I already have that downloaded.
Linux support for the i810 chipset is old news.
Suse has had it out of the box since 6.4
I am surprised any distro would have a problem with it now.
I ran Mandrake 7.1 and 8.0 with out of the box i810 support.
With a caveat that any distro could have a problem with some part of your hardware, I would suggest you give a Mandrake install a shot.
No doubt there will be followups to try every other distro in existance.
Thanks. It's funny, because I have read where people didn't have the problem with FC2, but had it on upgrading to FC3. I was very surprised as well it didn't work. While the mobo is a piece of junk in general, I beleive there were enough of them sold that there would be support out of the box.
I think I will try Mandrake tonignt. I was on the fence trying to decide between that and FC3 for a while anyways.
I had the same problem, FC3 and integrated I810 graphics. The installer would die, or work but look so bad that I couldn't progress through the install menus.
To get around this, I did a text install, it's not as bad as it sounds. The text install is all text based menus, and doesn't require much more knowledge than the ghraphical install, it just doesn't look as pretty.
After the install, X would do the same thing, bad graphics, crashing, unreadable graphics until I found some other threads about this same problem. To get to a text console, use CTRL-ALT-F1 and manually edit the following files:
/etc/inittab optional, to get Linux to start in text mode instead of graphical mode
change this line from: id:5:initdefault:
/etc/X11/xorg.conf change this section by adding the line in bold: Section "Device"
BoardName "Intel 810" Option "NoAccel"
The inittab does not have to be changed, but it's not a bad idea to have X not start after reboot while you are troubleshooting problems with it. Just type startx while logged into the text console when you want to test your modifications.
After getting X to run stable, I used the RedHat updater to update Xorg, along with all other updates, then I was able to remove the "NoAccel" line from my xorg.conf and haven't had problems.