I've just installed Libranet 2.8.1 on a new Dell Dimension 3000 (Celeron processor, 512 MB RAM). However, the display settings are currently incorrect - X is working and I'm getting the 1024x768 display I asked for, but the colour depth is wrong - appears to be only 256 colour, or maybe 16K. Pretty ugly, anyway.
According to the documentation for the PC, the graphics chip is an integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2. Libranet's X configuration program on XAdminmenu picks it up as an Intel i810. I gather there can be "issues" with this chip on Linux. (Mind you, Windows XP failed to configure it properly as well when I reinstalled XP on a small partition to enable dual booting - get a similarly reduced colour depth there, with the added bonus of only 640x480 resolution).
I thought about using Vesa under the manual configuration, but wasn't sure what I should put for the video memory, as apparently this needs to be included for an i810. I've tried a couple of settings based on guidance found online, but the configuration failed when I tried to test it.
Is there a simple way to configure the graphics successfully?
Might this also be related to the fact I can't get the sound to work at all (documentation describes audio as "AC97, Sound Blaster Emulation, ADI1580 audio controller with 2.1 implementation")? Both the kernel modules approach and ALSA fail to produce any noise whatever out of it (and yes, I do have my speakers on