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Old 09-18-2005, 12:02 PM   #1
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Mandriva didnt have my video card listed under installation, now what?


I bought a copy of Mandriva limited edition 2005 from "Linux Format", and everything was fine with the install,

however, My cheap graphics card was not listed under the ones visible on the install screen, I chose a generic Intel one and contined the installation w/o a trouble.

However as I expexted the GUI will not load, only text based, in my boredom I explored a bit and considered only learning text-base, but figured I paid for a GUI I meant as well work a bit and get it to work.

I installed mandriva Limited Edition 2005 on a compaq presario 6027, p4 2.0 ghz, 512 mb ram and a 80 gig hd, alongside windows xp with the bootloader.

my graphics card is a cheap integraated intel 82845G/GL Graphics Controller.
Monitor resolution 1024x768 with 75 herts refresh.

My question was, Do I need to install or download a patch or driver for my intel? Wherre can i find it? How do I install it?

Thaks for your help,

-mike m.

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Old 09-18-2005, 02:18 PM   #2
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Your best bet is to use the "i810" driver set in your xorg.conf.

1) Log in as root (su in the terminal) and type ` vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf `

2) Find the Device section
Tip: The name will be Section "Device", you can find it most easily by, once entering vi, typing /Section "Device" and pressing Enter.

3) Press i on your keyboard to enter Insert mode so you can type into the vi editor.

4) Edit the Driver part of that section to read like the follwing:

Code:
Driver "i810"
5) Press Esc (escape) and type ` :wq ` to write the file and quit.

6) Press Control+D to log out of root mode and ` startx ` to retry starting up the X server.

Hint: Your Device section might look like the following:

Code:
Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel 82854GL"
BoardName "Intel 882854GL"
Driver "i810"
BusID "UNKNOWN?"
EndSection
I don't know what the BusID will be on your config. Just make sure you have the Driver set to i810. Good luck.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 02:45 PM   #3
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Thanks, very muhc for your help! I'll print out what you said, follow it to the "t" and let you know how it went.

Where in illinois are you from?

-mike
 
Old 09-18-2005, 03:46 PM   #4
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Pontiac, Illinois.

Small, hick town
 
Old 09-19-2005, 07:38 PM   #5
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hey,

i tried what you said, however i hit a snag,

i logged in as root (remeber im really new to this) then tried to type in the vi/etc/x11/xorg.conf

however it said it wasnt a command and whatnot.

i must be doing something wrong, i typed root then my pw, the prompt came up and i typed the vi/etc/x11/xorg.conf, did i miss a step??

thanks

-mike
 
Old 09-19-2005, 07:40 PM   #6
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vi is the editor, place a space between vi and the filename /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 08:15 PM   #7
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ahh, i noticed that now thanks for your patience
 
Old 09-19-2005, 09:47 PM   #8
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yay yay yay yay

It works!

Thanks for your help, I read a bit on the command line, typed a bit, hit a few mis keys and "presto" i am up and running and i must say linux PWNS windows.

Thank you so much for your help!!!! yay.
 
  


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