Thinkpad T410 graphics issues / Intel HD Graphics
I recently installed Mepis 8.5 on a Thinkpad T410. Other than some tweaking, everything is running fine.
However, I can't use the display's default resolution: 1440 X 900. The highest I can go is 1280 X 800. I believe this is due to the Thinkpad's Intel HD Graphics, which is integrated on the motherboard.
Seen below indicating that the device is not recognized by the kernel:
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
width: 64 bits
capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list
lspci tells me:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
I have the Intel i5 chipset.
So I went to http://intellinuxgraphics.org/2009Q4.html and wgot xf86-video-intel-2.10.0.tar.bz2.
I unpacked it in /usr/src, cd'ed to the directory and ran ./configure. I received the following error:
checking for XORG... configure: error: Package requirements (xorg-server >= 1.6 xproto fontsproto xineramaproto randrproto renderproto xextproto x11 xextproto) were not met:
Requested 'xorg-server >= 1.6' but version of xorg-server is 1.4.2
No package 'x11' found
Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.
Alternatively, you may set the environment variables XORG_CFLAGS
and XORG_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.
I went to Synaptic and found that there are many x11 packages to be found, some installed but many not installed. But I would be floundering if I just started blindly installing packages...
Am I going in the right direction? Do you think installing this driver is the right approach?
Where would I look for a .deb for the driver?
What about the other option re: environment variables? Smart or not? How would I do this?
Thank you for any insight.
O dear, if I'm the most informed respondent you get, lotsa luck, but here goes.
I'm STILL looking for a way to display my mp4 vids in such a way as I can see more than 25% of picture.in ANY player, and I'm at largest res. offered, 1024x768.
But. "xrandr" in terminal..is relevant to the subject at least.
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