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Old 08-22-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
brenlae
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Question Intel i845g video support?


Hi, I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.04, but the support for my video chipset is very unstable (i845g). I was wondering if any other flavour of Linux properly supports the i845g (or even the i8xx family).

I need ndiswrapper to be included on this installation CD (or a way to do an offline installation) because my only source of a network connection is through a D-Link DWA-130 (which works quite well on Ubuntu).

Really, I've tried everything to help my i845g to be stable, but to no avail. I'm currently using the vesa drivers at 800x600, which is very low res.

Please help!

I've tried...

updating to a different xserver - crashes
updating to latest driver - crashes
modeset=0 - crashes
modeset=1 - crashes

I haven't tried the legacy driver but to do that you need to downgrade your kernel so I'm not up for that.

Advice? Distro recommendation?

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Old 08-23-2010, 07:15 AM   #2
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1. Create a new xorg.conf file. As root, in a terminal window:
Code:
Xorg -configure :1
2. Edit the newly created xorg.conf.new file to:
a) use the intel driver
b) add a Modes line to the Screen section with the appropriate screen resolution(s)
3. Back up your old /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (if you have one)
4. Copy xorg.conf.new to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
5. (Re)start X
 
Old 08-23-2010, 04:42 PM   #3
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I tired all of that, and it worked - until I tried to select a 3D screensaver - then it crashed... again.

*sigh* I guess I'll just have to use the vesa drivers - unless somebody has a recommendation?

 
Old 08-23-2010, 08:35 PM   #4
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My mobo has i865G for onboard graphics, not sure I've ever done much with it though. I use an EVGA e-GeForce 6200 AGP card.

Also I gave up on Ubuntu 10.04 and went back to 9.10
Ubuntu 10.04 seemed really nice, yet very buggy. Had lots of trouble keeping much running stable.

Not sure if I still have 10.04 on CD (I often use CD-R/W so can erase and start over if need be), but I'd be willing to give it a go and see what kind of results I get with my i865G.
 
Old 08-23-2010, 09:23 PM   #5
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Alright, cool! Tell me your results if you get around to it!

 
Old 08-27-2010, 03:07 AM   #6
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I do not have Ubuntu 10.04 right now. I do however have OpenSuSE 11.2 and Ubuntu 9.10 on CD and both run quite well on this system. Ubuntu 9.10 has Intel graphics already installed in the repos.

I do have a Dell system that also uses Intel i8xx family chipset. I believe its the i845 just like yours. I'll give it a go on there and see how it goes. If alls well with Ubuntu 9.10 then I'd guess maybe just needs a bit of tweaking to get it working smoothly in 10.04
 
Old 09-25-2010, 10:26 PM   #7
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sorry for delay

Been having a lot of hardware problems lately..

Here's what I've got going so far.

Code:
test@test-desktop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 82)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:04.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2760 Wireless 802.11n 1T/2R Cardbus
01:09.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)
So Ubuntu 9.10 with i845G onboard gpu. So far, I'm stuck in 800x600 resolution and repo shows Intel graphics is installed. I tried to install drivers System -> Admin -> Hardware Drivers but nothing is there. Can not enable desktop effects either.

Maybe there's just no support for i845G graphics..
 
  


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