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Old 02-23-2007, 01:49 AM   #1
jsteffe
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2 rpms, which video driver?


I'm running FC5 on a Dell Optiplex GX180. Window dragging produces a kind of trippy trails.

I thought I should try installing a new video driver. So I downloaded a rpm from Intel's archives and installed it.

Now it seems that I have two rpms and maybe two modules (drivers) installed.
How do I know which module/driver is active?
If only one is active, should I remove the inactive's rpm?
And if so, how do I know which rpm corresponds to the inactive module/driver?

Here is some background output.

[jsteffer@granite X11]$ uname -a
Linux granite.steffer.com 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 #1 Tue Mar 14 15:48:33 EST 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

[jsteffer@granite X11]$ rpm -qa | grep i810
xorg-x11-drv-i810-1.4.1.3-3.1
XFCom_i810-1.2-3
[jsteffer@granite X11]$


> less /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "i810"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "Intel Corporation 82815 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller]"
EndSection

[jsteffer@granite X11]$ lsmod | grep 810
i2c_i810 5317 0
i2c_algo_bit 8393 1 i2c_i810
[jsteffer@granite X11]$

thanks in advance for any help you can provide. Even a pointer to a tutorial about how rpms, modules, drivers work would be appreciated.

John
 
Old 02-23-2007, 02:01 AM   #2
jsteffe
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2 rpms, video drivers

Here's some more output.

[jsteffer@granite X11]$ modprobe -c | grep i810
blacklist i810fb
alias pci:v00008086d00007121sv*sd*bc*sc*i* i2c-i810
alias pci:v00008086d00007123sv*sd*bc*sc*i* i2c-i810
alias pci:v00008086d00007125sv*sd*bc*sc*i* i2c-i810
alias pci:v00008086d00001132sv*sd*bc*sc*i* i2c-i810
alias pci:v00008086d00002562sv*sd*bc*sc*i* i2c-i810
[jsteffer@granite X11]$
[jsteffer@granite X11]$
[jsteffer@granite X11]$ modprobe -l | grep i810
/lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/kernel/drivers/i2c/busses/i2c-i810.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/kernel/drivers/video/i810/i810fb.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/kernel/drivers/char/drm/i810.ko
[jsteffer@granite X11]$
 
  


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