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Old 03-09-2003, 08:55 AM   #1
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Question Installation - Video Resolution Redhat 8.0


I'm attempting to install Redhat 8.0 on a Dell DIM2300 with an Intel 845 video card. When I used the default I810 driver, the screen was filled with artifacts and icons did not display properly. After looking through the forums here, I changed the driver to VESA, which cleaned up the display quite well.
Unfortunately, now I can't seem to change the screen resolution. No matter which resolution I select, the screen is still too small, with windows that are outside boundaries, making it difficult or impossible to click buttons on the bottom. I don't see any difference from one resolution to the next.
I was easily able to set up everything else, but this is stumping me and I don't know what else to try. Any help would be appreciated.

Joel
 
Old 03-10-2003, 04:26 AM   #2
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A quick Google search for Intel 845 Linux threw this up...

http://support.intel.com/support/gra...x/graphics.htm
 
Old 03-10-2003, 08:22 AM   #3
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are you using a utility to change the screen res or hand editing your XFree86 configuration file?
 
Old 03-10-2003, 10:37 AM   #4
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I'm using the display utility from within Gnome.
 
Old 03-10-2003, 06:26 PM   #5
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try to get as many correct specs for your hardware as you can and use xf86config from the cli... this seems to work the best for these i8xx problem configurations.
 
Old 03-16-2003, 06:09 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by peter_robb
A quick Google search for Intel 845 Linux threw this up...

http://support.intel.com/support/gra...x/graphics.htm
I read the installation and downloaded the file. However, as a newbie I don't know for sure how to install based on the specific information in the readme file. I'll quote the specific information below:

3. Install kernel headers

a. For Red Hat 7.3, this is on CD2:
/RedHat/RPMS/kernel-source-2.4.18-3.i386.rpm

b. Alternately, load your kernel config file,
save the config, and run make dep

4. Extract the downloaded files:

a. tar zxvf 20030106-i386-Linux.tar.gz

5. Ensure X Windows is not running

6. cd dripkg

7. ./install.sh

Specifically, how do I install the kernel headers? I have installed everything from all packages when I first installed. Also, where should I have the downloaded file when I extract it (which directory).
Any help would be appreciated. Everything else works perfectly on installation, except for this frustrating part.

Joel
 
Old 03-16-2003, 07:14 PM   #7
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Kernel Headers are supplied with the kernel-source package...

It appears the "install.sh" script will make a new DRI capable i830.o module for the kernel to use and gives instructions on how to specify this in the XF86Config-4 configuration file.

Didi you read this on Intel's site? ftp://aiedownload.intel.com/df-suppo...ENG/readme.txt
 
Old 03-16-2003, 07:22 PM   #8
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Yes, that's where I got the instructions. My specific questions are:

1. Where should I extract the downloaded file?
2. How do I install the kernel headers? It indicates where they are on the Redhat CDs, but gives no specific instructions on how to do it. It also gives an alternate method: load the kernel config file. What do I load it with?

I'm sorry that I'm so new and need the initial instructions to be given to me step by step. I understand what to do after the initial two questions above.

Joel
 
Old 03-17-2003, 09:19 AM   #9
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For RH8, all from a commandline,do
up2date -i kernel-source
This will install the kernel sources/headers in the /usr/src/linux-2.4.18-26.8.0 directory. (There will also be a link /usr/src/linux-2.4 pointing to this directory.)
Make sure it is the same number as your running kernel. To check, do 'uname -r' for the running version

I have suggested doing up2date as you will need to do this for each kernel update that RH sends out, so you may as well start with the latest ones installed and running!
If you can't wait, use the package from the cds.

Download 20030106-i386-Linux.tar.gz into /usr/src and do
tar -zxvf 20030106-i386-Linux.tar.gz
This will make a directory /usr/src/dripkg.
Make sure Xwindows is off, eg do 'init 3'
Enter the dripkg directory and do './install.sh ' and say yes to everything.

There are a lot of popup messages which stop if you need to read them and input something.
You will mostly just push Enter...

This script will compile the new modules from the info in the kernel-sources. You will need to edit the other files directly as per the instructions

Last edited by peter_robb; 03-17-2003 at 09:22 AM.
 
Old 03-17-2003, 05:03 PM   #10
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It worked! I now have a nice screen resolution. I'm still not sure of all the specifics, but now I have solved all the basic installation issues. Time to get started with the learning! Thanks, Peter.

Joel
 
  


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