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I have spent all day trying to get my video driver working properly. I installed SuSE 8.2 and the installation recognized everything beautifully except for my video driver. I started out with 640x480 8-bit VESA and have managed to get up to 1024x768 but still only 8-bit.
DRIVERS INSTALLED Intel 810 and 815 chipset family
/support/graphics/linux/#810815 (at intel . com - forum won't let me post full URL)
Installing this was what enabled me to increase the resolution but still not the color depth.
Intel 8245G/GE/GL/GV Support
/support/graphics/linux/graphics.htm (at intel . com - forum won't let me post full URL)
I believe that this is the correct driver that I need to get working. I followed the instructions carefully and tried many different things to get it working but no luck. The install instructions say that it was only tested with SuSE 8.0 and 8.1, but I can't believe that running 8.2 is the problem here.
This configuration works for only 256 colors when I do NOT have the 82845 driver installed.
After I install the 82845 driver and restart, I get this error (even at 8-bit color depth):
(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such device)
(II) Module ABI versions:
XFree86 ANSI C Emulation: 0.2
XFree86 Video Driver: 0.6
XFree86 XInput driver : 0.4
XFree86 Server Extension : 0.2
XFree86 Font Renderer : 0.4
(II) Loader running on linux
(II) LoadModule: "bitmap"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libbitmap.a
(II) Module bitmap: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 Font Renderer
ABI class: XFree86 Font Renderer, version 0.4
(II) Loading font Bitmap
(II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libpcidata.a
(II) Module pcidata: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
*** If unresolved symbols were reported above, they might not
*** be the reason for the server aborting.
Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting
I don't know where to go from here... I don't know what the apm_bios is for and whether that is my only problem or whether I have screwed up something else. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
I am having almost the same problems. I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 with an Intel 82865G Springdale-G chipset. With XFree86-4.3.0-2 and 2.4.20-8 (Redhat 9 custom versions) I couldn't get it to work, so I tried XFree86-4.3.0-15 and 2.4.21 but it still doesn't work.
Worse, /dev/agpgart isn't recognised in 2.4.21 but it was recognised in 2.4.20-8.
I've scoured through many webpages and they give me to understand that the problem lies with the view of the VideoRAM. Due to some stupid quirk, the i810 driver allows only 1MB of Video RAM to be visible to Linux while the total amount of Video RAM can be as high as 16MB. Worse, there's no fix for this. There were some links on trying to fix it, and I even tried to install Intel's latest driver but to no avail.
I'll reel off a few of the links that might be of help to you, and if you have any success with them, let me know.
I got same problem and spent for 3 days to read all topics of this but did not resolve. Mine is Dell 2400 with 845GV. Bios A00. Redhat 9.0. I suddenly resolved the problem by a very sample way: Go to Bios setup, change the on board video memory from
1M to 8M.
Just a quick note to keep in mind - I'm running an
Intel 845 GE chipset motherboard
under various Linux distros including Red Hat 9 - Mandrake 9.1 - Slackware 9 - Vector 3.2 SOHO
The chipset includes the 845 G onboard graphics chipset.
How about trying one of the other distros with your motherboard
(Just a suggestion)
I'm having the same problem.
I'm running Slack 9 and have the Intel 845 onboard chipset. Now, everything "looks" fine, but there are some little bugs.
Can't use Fkeys to swap screens; X crashes and I just get black screen.
If I "LOG OUT" to sign on as another user, X crashes and I just get black screen.
I downloaded the Linux driver from Intel...but installation has not worked. It removes the two old drivers and installs one of the new ones, but ERRORs on the 2nd module. Sorry...I'll sign back into Slack and get the specific errors.
I'm curious did you use the install.sh from Intel or how did you manage to upgrade your driver?
lt1derful, have you gotten slack 9 to work with the intel 845? Im running slack 9 on a Dell OptiPlex GX260 at school that has the intel 845 onboard. I get the same problem when im running blackbox, but when I exit, X crashes and I get stuck at a black screen. Any suggestions? Thanks.
There is another thread titled "Intel 865G integrated graphics and XFree 4.3" that has a possible solution. It requires going back 1 or 2 revisions of your BIOS. (downgrading). I have a GX270 with the A03 BIOS and am having the same problem. Dell, however, seems to have removed references to the previous BIOS' from their website. About half-way down the thread is a link to the A01 version of the BIOS on DELL's Web Site, so the A02 might still be there, just not displayed when you search for downloads. I hope this helps you.
...I don't even know HOW to install these drivers...ugh. I'm such a noob. FINALLY got the .tgz, figured out how to decompress it, and I'm totally lost from there. I've been reading readme files, and...eww, I just can't figure out what the Hell to do.