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Old 10-29-2003, 10:48 PM   #1
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2 Questions about X and 1 about LILO


I recently installed a copy of Vector Linux 4 on an older computer I'm planning on turning into low-traffic a file server eventually(and a little desktop use on the side). I'm using the integrated graphics(Intel i810 chipset) and I can't seem to get the i810 driver to work so I'm using VESA. I can't change the screen resolution from the default 640x480x24@60hz. I tried Ctrl+Alt+- and Ctrl+Alt++ with both locations for the + and - but it just won't change the resolution. Could this be because of the small amout of RAM in my system(32 megs)? Also, is there any way to get the native integrated graphics driver to work? X complains about not having enough video memory(somthign like 6mb AGP, even though this mobo's integrated are on the PCI bus and have only 4mb video memory) and is this again related to the small amount of RAM? I will eventually be upgrading the memory but it is just a quesion of now or later. Any help is appreciated.

Also, when I boot the system I get a messge: No Operating System Found or something like that. I installed LILO in the boot sector of hda1 so it should work. Should I reinstall LILO in the MBR? I am currently booting this box using the install CD.

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Old 10-29-2003, 11:42 PM   #2
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"Should I reinstall LILO in the MBR?"
Yes.

" it just won't change the resolution. Could this be because of the small amout of RAM in my system(32 megs)? "

It won't change the resolution because of the small amount of video ram on the video card. "only 4mb video memory"

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Old 10-30-2003, 01:45 PM   #3
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Hmm... there shold be enough video memory to run it at higer resolutions, shouldn't there? 640x480x24bits(True Color) is only 900k required to display the screen. It should be able to run 1024x768x16 with no problem(I was able to run Windows that high on this machine).
 
Old 10-30-2003, 01:59 PM   #4
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Check /var/log/XFree85.0.log. In it you should find a line saying something like "Supported VESA Video Modes:" followed by a list of supported modes.

Two reasons (at least) CtlAlt+ and CtlAlt- might not work. 1. 640x480 is the only supported mode. 2. Option "DontZoom" is missing or set to "false" in the /etc/X11/XF86Config file.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 04:27 PM   #5
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There is no DontZoom in my XF86Config-4 file. What section should I put it under?
 
Old 10-30-2003, 05:06 PM   #6
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It goes in Section "ServerFlags", but if it isn't there, then zooming is enabled. Again, if the XFree86 log shows that the only VESA mode is 640x480, then that's it.

Try using the vga driver instead of the vesa driver. The i810 should work fine with that.
 
  


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