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Old 09-09-2009, 12:01 AM   #1
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Unhappy Intel GMA X3100 is not supported in Red Hat Linux?


Dear Sir/Madam,
I have read this thread, but still did not understand, how to fix problem.
I am trying to install 64-bit Red Hat Linux Enterprise on my new Dell notebook Inspiron 1318. Startx does not start and give the same error as in previous thread.
The explanations are:

OK. I think at this stage it would be best to check http://www.intellinuxgraphics.org/install.html. You should check:
- the agpgart, drm, i915 and intel-agp kernel modules are loaded: 'egrep "(agp|gart|drm|i915|intel)" /proc/modules',
- the mesa and drm packages are installed: 'egrep "(drm|mesa)" /var/log/rpmpkgs' or 'rpm -qa | egrep "(drm|mesa)"',
- the Xorg driver package xorg-x11-drv-i810 is installed before continuing.

Then in your Xorg.conf, in the "Driver" section change the driver from "vesa" to "intel".
In your current config DRI and GLX are loaded so then you add these lines to your config:
Code:

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

Then drop to runlevel 3 if you're not there already: 'telinit 3', then try running X using the 'startx' command. Next check your xorg log in case of errors. Often you can grep for errors with: 'egrep "(EE|WW)" /var/log/Xorg.0.log'.

First, what is agpgart, drm, i915 and intel-agp modules? Where I can find them? I run the command, the modules are not in /proc/modules. How I can put them there and from where?

Thank you!
 
Old 09-09-2009, 12:31 AM   #2
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What version of RHEL (5.4)? The newer versions support a lot more hardware.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 05:50 AM   #3
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What version of RHEL (5.4)? The newer versions support a lot more hardware.
Kernel is 2.6.18-8.el5.
 
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What version of RHEL (5.4)? The newer versions support a lot more hardware.
If more complete:

Linux version 2.6.18-8.el5 (brewbuilder@ls20-bc1-14.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 4.1.1 20070105 (Red Hat 4.1.1-52)) #1 SMP Fri Jan 26 14:15:14 EST 2007
 
Old 09-10-2009, 08:24 AM   #5
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Please post the results of:

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cat /etc/redhat-release
This will tell us what version of RHEL5 you are running(5.0-5.4). From your kernel I would suspect you are still at 5.0. The other issue is that the kernel you are running is not a stock RH kernel it is a custom kernel. It is very difficult to tell with a custom kernel what was(and was not) built into that kernel.

I am still on 5.3 but the current kernel is:

Quote:
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-128.7.1.el5 #1 SMP Mon Aug 24 08:21:56 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
I believe the current 5.4 kernel is -.164. You should be able to run a yum update and bring your OS up to a more current kernel. The newer kernels have MUCH better hardware support. Understand that RH handles their kernels (and a lot of the rest of the system) a little differently. For any one release (like the entire 5.X line) the major revision of the kernel will remain the same. RHEL5.0 came out with a 2.6.18 based kernel and RHEL5.8(or however high they go) will also have a 2.6.18 based kernel. They do however back patch those kernels with all the security patches and add in hardware support. This is done to maintain maximum system stability, while at the same time keeping the packages current.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 10:19 AM   #6
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Please post the results of:



This will tell us what version of RHEL5 you are running(5.0-5.4). From your kernel I would suspect you are still at 5.0. The other issue is that the kernel you are running is not a stock RH kernel it is a custom kernel. It is very difficult to tell with a custom kernel what was(and was not) built into that kernel.

I am still on 5.3 but the current kernel is:



I believe the current 5.4 kernel is -.164. You should be able to run a yum update and bring your OS up to a more current kernel. The newer kernels have MUCH better hardware support. Understand that RH handles their kernels (and a lot of the rest of the system) a little differently. For any one release (like the entire 5.X line) the major revision of the kernel will remain the same. RHEL5.0 came out with a 2.6.18 based kernel and RHEL5.8(or however high they go) will also have a 2.6.18 based kernel. They do however back patch those kernels with all the security patches and add in hardware support. This is done to maintain maximum system stability, while at the same time keeping the packages current.
Hi lazlow,
Thanks a lot for suggestions. I am working on updates for Red Hat.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 10:42 AM   #7
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You do understand that updates for RHEL are only available with a subscription? If you do not have a subscription save yourself a ton of grief and switch to Centos. Centos is RHEL with the logos removed. It is free to download/update (unlike RHEL) and is binary compatible with RHEL. Any books, FAQs, or howtos will apply equally to Centos as they do to RHEL. Centos is made from RHEL source rpms(sans logos).
 
Old 09-11-2009, 04:37 PM   #8
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You do understand that updates for RHEL are only available with a subscription? If you do not have a subscription save yourself a ton of grief and switch to Centos. Centos is RHEL with the logos removed. It is free to download/update (unlike RHEL) and is binary compatible with RHEL. Any books, FAQs, or howtos will apply equally to Centos as they do to RHEL. Centos is made from RHEL source rpms(sans logos).
Hi lazlow!
Yes, I understand and I have subscription. But I did not care about that before and was not right. At least, I have got xwindows installation mode, and it is running. Thanks a lot!
 
Old 09-16-2009, 02:09 PM   #9
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Finally, I installed 64-bit ubuntu on Inspiron 1318. It went smoothly, however, there were few problems with software installation under ubuntu.
 
  


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