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Old 11-11-2009, 01:50 AM   #1
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Need help installing intel graphics drivers


I'm running Slackware 12.0 and my lspci -vv lists

vga compatible controller: intel corporation 82g33/g31 express integrated graphics controller

So I went to intellinuxgraphics.org and downloaded the xf86-video-intel-2.2.1.tar.gz.

I extracted and ran ./configure, no errors were returned.

I then ran make and then a make install, no errors.

Then I modprobe i810, changed the driver from vesa to i810 in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and ran startx but I get a fatal error, no screens found.

Is there a better driver I can download?
 
Old 11-11-2009, 02:14 AM   #2
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Hello trist007,

isn't the driver simply called "intel" in the xorg.conf? I do not think that you'll have to modprobe the new module. I'd suggest to read the manpage for the driver or at least the readmefiles in the builddirectory.

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Old 11-11-2009, 02:22 AM   #3
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I check lsmod for intel, nothing. So I tried modprobing intel, nothing.

I read the manpage for the drivers and it said to modprobe i810 which i've done and it shows up in lsmod, but i still get a no screens error on startx so i'm assuming the i810 module doesn't fit my graphics controller.
 
Old 11-11-2009, 03:01 AM   #4
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The xf86-video-intel-2.0.0 driver is included with Slackware 12.0. Did that not work for you?
Try running xorgsetup as root (without X running) and then see if you can startx.
http://slackbook.org/html/x-window-system.html
 
Old 11-11-2009, 03:06 AM   #5
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Ran xorgsetup as root and it edited my xorg.conf. It put the driver as "vga" yet there was no vga in lsmod. startx ended again with no screens found.
 
Old 11-11-2009, 03:22 AM   #6
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Ran xorgsetup as root and it edited my xorg.conf. It put the driver as "vga" yet there was no vga in lsmod. startx ended again with no screens found.
Try changing "vga" to "intel" and then see if you can startx.

Did you try using xorgsetup or xorgconfig with the xf86-video-intel driver that came with Slackware 12.0?
My laptop has intel 945GM graphics and Slackware 12.0 worked without problems from what I remember.
 
Old 11-11-2009, 11:08 AM   #7
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I tried that also. I think my onboard NIC gave out. I installed the module in linux and the driver in windows xp (dual boot) and then it just stopped working. I tested it by using ethernet cable that was connected to a computer that worked. I am RMA'ing the mobo, maybe the onboard video is bad as well.
 
  


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