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Old 05-23-2007, 08:03 AM   #1
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Low resolution xserver desktop intel 810 shared


Hi,

My graphics are an integrated Intel 810 controller - I have assigned 8mb video ram in BIOS - xserver only loads the vesa driver with the highest res 1024x768

I have tried edit xorg.conf and adding a higher res 1280x1024 within a lower colour depth so the 8mb covers but just a blank screen

The xconf script also just returns a blank screen even though it says successful

Also I cannot 'break' out of this blank screen using CTRL/ALT/PLUS as the xconf script suggests

Thanks for any help on this, I think I need a 810 driver but I'm unable to find it or undertand how to install it?
 
Old 05-23-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
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i810 driver is standard in most distros (if not all). Replace vesa in the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf by i810.

<ctrl><alt><+> cycles the resolutions as defined in above file. <ctrl><alt><Fx> (where x is 1..6) takes you to a console; login and you can change the xorg.conf file; after this, change back to <ctrl><alt><F7> to the GUI and hit <ctrl><alt><backspace> to restart the x-server.

PS what distro do you use?

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Old 05-23-2007, 10:23 AM   #3
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Hi Wim,

I'll give that a go now

I use a version of Slax called BackTrack2 (security tools pre-loaded)
 
Old 05-23-2007, 10:44 AM   #4
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module failed load

I have downloaded a package called XFCom_i810-1.2.patch.tar.gz/

which contains

build-i810.sh
XFCom_i810-1.2.patch

but I don't know what do with them?
 
Old 05-24-2007, 01:29 AM   #5
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Not sure, but probably run the first one in a terminal (you might need root privileges)
Code:
sh build-i810.sh
 
Old 05-24-2007, 07:45 AM   #6
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ok try that and looks like it is only a patch for the driver as it was asking for the location...so I aborted.

So I guess I haven't got an 810i driver *installed* - can anyone show me how to get this etc

I really want to get to grips with Linux but this res is holding me back!
 
Old 05-30-2007, 08:12 AM   #7
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ok - I used xorgconfig and managed to get the i810 driver specified - but now when xwindows starts it briefly switches to the increased resolution I added to xconf but then back to 1024x768 - is there something over-riding it somewhere?
 
Old 05-31-2007, 11:45 AM   #8
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any pointers anyone?
 
Old 05-31-2007, 07:04 PM   #9
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but now when xwindows starts it briefly switches to the increased resolution I added to xconf but then back to 1024x768 - is there something over-riding it somewhere?
You didn't say what windows mgr you were using. Is X starting at one resolution and then kde launches and uses its' own resolution? If so set the res in your windows mgr too.
 
Old 06-01-2007, 12:28 PM   #10
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that fixed it! thanks

system - screen resize
 
  


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