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me_and_linux 10-05-2008 02:01 PM

Intel graphic driver(xf86-video-intel) won't work

I've just compiled a driver which I downloaded from and changed xorg.conf to:


Section "Device"
        Identifier      "intel"
        Driver          "intel"
        BusID          "PCI:0:2:0"

And it still won't work...
I did <modprobe intelfb> before it.

Here how it looks in module lib section:

dakt:/etc/X11# modprobe -l | grep intel | grep video

Is this the right one?

My laptop is Lenovo R61i with Debian etch n' half.
X Window System Version 7.1.1

TwinReverb 10-06-2008 12:26 PM

I've never had the driver from intellinux (or whatever their website is) work properly. There should be a driver in your kernel for that video card already. But what specific intel video card do you have?

I have an Intel 855GM card and while I have intelfb in the kernel, I never have specified it in LILO. Also, in my xorg.conf, I specify "i810" for my card and it works great. I think "intel" is the "generic" driver, i.e. it looks at what you have and then loads the proper module, but I could be wrong.

I'd recommend googling for "855GM gentoo wiki", just substitute 855GM for your card. Their wikis have so far been correct. They tell you exactly what to do.

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