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Old 06-21-2010, 10:04 PM   #1
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13.1 and Intel i830 video locks up


I just tried 13.1 on my older laptop with an Intel i830 video chipset and X locks the system up hard before even attempting to load the desktop, I seem to recall one of the 12.x versions had a bad intel driver and we had to replace it but my memory isn't good.
 
Old 06-22-2010, 07:12 AM   #2
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I also had bad experience with Slackware`s intel video driver and even abandoned Slackware for Ubuntu, but I tested latest Salix recently (Salix is Slackware-based desktop oriented distro) and its intel diver worked flawlessly. All issues I had before are gone. Maybe you try?
http://www.salixos.org

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Old 06-29-2010, 12:28 PM   #3
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I also had bad experience with Slackware`s intel video driver and even abandoned Slackware for Ubuntu, but I tested latest Salix recently (Salix is Slackware-based desktop oriented distro) and its intel diver worked flawlessly. All issues I had before are gone. Maybe you try?
http://www.salixos.org
Many thanks to you, sir. I've been trying to get my new Intel Atom board with integrated intel graphics working all day, and your suggestion payed off. A very nice, neat little distro, never heard of it before. It works great ever with this intel card.

Thanks again.

EDIT: This is one thing I will ask for in Slackware, better integrated intel graphics support...
 
Old 06-29-2010, 12:50 PM   #4
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Many thanks to you, sir. I've been trying to get my new Intel Atom board with integrated intel graphics working all day, and your suggestion payed off. A very nice, neat little distro, never heard of it before. It works great ever with this intel card.
Hmmm, the support for my eee pc 1000H which has an intel 945GME is ok with the default driver in slackware 13.x. What's your chipset?

BUT, the convenient solution I developed for spanning across my internal and external monitors using xorg.conf in slackware 13.0 no longer works in 13.1. It relied on using two monitor sections with one of them having the "LeftOf" option. But it seems that it's not working in 13.1 because X is ignoring my monitor sections. Need to investigate further...
 
Old 06-29-2010, 01:27 PM   #5
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It's this board:
http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=dCuSHhM0xDkhj7v0

So, Intel® NM10 chipset.

Xorg doesn't even start on 13.0, and locks on 13.1 ...
 
Old 06-29-2010, 01:56 PM   #6
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Ah ok, sorry can't help with that chipset and telling you mine works ok is probably just annoying! Apologies for that.

One thing I have experienced is that asus do release products with hardware that takes a while to get good support in the linux kernel. True of my eee pc and my asus mobo. Also my asus monitor needs hard coding of modelines to work properly and refused to work at the correct resolution with win xp.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 04:40 PM   #7
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Try adding 'nomodeset' to your append line in lilo.conf.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 06:52 PM   #8
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I found this on slackware-installation forum. Similar problem: blank screen. Maybe will help

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Apparently KMS has some kernel bug related to intel graphics. This gapan also provided links to packages he build for 2.9 so you don't have to compile yourself.
steps I did to fix it:
1. change lilo/grub to specify the "nomodeset" kernel parameter, this will allow you to boot into your system and see the console at least (but X won't start).

2. uninstall current xf86-video-intel driver

3. download and install intel driver package he created:
i486: http://salix.enialis.net/i486/13.1/s...1-i486-1gv.txz
x86_64: http://salix.enialis.net/x86_64/13.1...x86_64-1gv.txz

4. I rebooted at this point and was able to get into X. You could probably just unload and reload the i915 module instead of rebooting.

Thanks so much @damgar for finding probably the one thread I hadn't read yet.
 
Old 06-30-2010, 11:02 AM   #9
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Oh, and for future reference, with Salix it seems to be using the i915 driver.
 
Old 07-01-2010, 08:22 AM   #10
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@H_TeXMeX_H,

I didn't check it but are there different intel graphic's drivers? I have the Intel graphic
card 82845 GM on my Fujitsu-Siemens notebook and I use the xf86-video-intel-2.7 (with 2.6.27 kernel) driver. So, I thought it maybe worthy to try to use this salix driver.
 
Old 07-01-2010, 08:57 AM   #11
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Well, I know for a while you had to choose separate drivers for xorg, but now I think they maybe have unified them into the 'intel' driver.
 
  


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