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Old 11-30-2003, 03:30 PM   #1
shanenin
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X only works in 640x480 16 bit color


I have a newly installed gentoo system. I have been googling for 2 days. lots of info not sure what to do.

Here is the problem. I can only get X to work if I change my default color depth to 16 or lower. Then it will only display resolution of 640x480. I noticed some errors in my XFree86.0.log, in particular it is only finding or using less than 1 mb ram for video(X runining on slack finds 32mb) below I have excepts from my XFree86.0.logs, I did not think you would want to sort through the whole thing.
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#this is from my gentoo XFree86.0.log

(II) I810(0): detected 892 kB stolen memory.
(EE) GARTInit: Unable to open /dev/agpgart (No such file or directory)
(WW) I810(0): /dev/agpgart is either not available, or no memory is available
for allocation. Using pre-allocated memory only.
(--) I810(0): Pre-allocated VideoRAM: 892 kByte
(--) I810(0): VideoRAM: 892 kByte

# this below is from my slack XFree86.0.log , wher X is working properly

(II) I810(0): detected 892 kB stolen memory.
(II) I810(0): I830CheckAvailableMemory: 448508 kB available
(II) I810(0): Will attempt to tell the BIOS that there is 12288 kB VideoRAM
(WW) I810(0): Extended BIOS function 0x5f11 not supported.
(II) I810(0): Before: SWF1 is 0x00000101
(II) I810(0): After: SWF1 is 0x00000108
(II) Loading sub module "int10"
(II) LoadModule: "int10"
(II) Reloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libint10.a
(II) I810(0): initializing int10
(WW) I810(0): Bad V_BIOS checksum
(II) I810(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) I810(0): VESA BIOS detected
(II) I810(0): VESA VBE Version 3.0
(II) I810(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 8000 kB
(II) I810(0): VESA VBE OEM: Brookdale-G Graphics Chip Accelerated VGA BIOS
(II) I810(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 1.0
(II) I810(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: Intel Corporation
(II) I810(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: Brookdale-G Graphics Controller
(II) I810(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: Hardware Version 0.0
(II) I810(0): BIOS now sees 8000 kB VideoRAM
(--) I810(0): Pre-allocated VideoRAM: 892 kByte
(==) I810(0): VideoRAM: 32768 kByte
(==) I810(0): video overlay key set to 0x101fe
 
Old 11-30-2003, 04:05 PM   #2
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shanenin, check your kernel configuration. Are you sure you have AGP support (it looks you're using AGP card) and your graphic card driver compiled?
 
Old 11-30-2003, 04:07 PM   #3
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Yeah, Mara's on to something. I had to recompile the kernel with the agpgart support for my Intel i810. Check my same username on forums.gentoo.org ...you'll find a couple threads where I got the instructions how to do that. It's running really nicely since I did that.

Good luck,

Dave
 
Old 11-30-2003, 04:14 PM   #4
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I do not have an agp slot in my mother board, does that mean I do not use agp?

I noticed is slackware when I run lsmod agpgart is loaded, does that mean I must use it?

Can I add agp support using the command #make menuconfig ? I looked in there but did not see an option for it
 
Old 11-30-2003, 04:31 PM   #5
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Is it an onboard AGP card? Unless it's really old, I don't imagine it would be PCI.

It was in make menuconfig, but exactly where I don't recall. It was a subdirectory. If you check my posts on that other forum, someone there mentioned where it was.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 04:48 PM   #6
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lets assume your kernel is already compiled with agp support. go to the konsole and type (as root)
insmod agpgart
if it spawns some kind of error (like cant find agpgart), that would mean you need to recompile the kernel.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 12:21 AM   #7
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I needed to compile my kernel with agp support. "compiling a kernel" sounds intimidating. I had know idea how easy it was, espesially with the tool make menuconfig. Thanks for everyones help :-)
 
  


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