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Old 03-21-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Driver for graphics card.


How would I go about finding the driver for my graphics card? Its usually auto detected and a driver is found for me, but with Slackware, it isn't. Here is the output of lspci:
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
7f:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 05)
7f:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 05)
7f:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 05)
7f:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 05)
7f:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 05)
7f:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 05)
 
Old 03-21-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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try here

http://intellinuxgraphics.org/

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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Ok, Ill check that out, also, is this my card?
VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
 
Old 03-21-2012, 07:39 PM   #4
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yup, what I can't tell is it an i815, i915, etc on board intel video


what model of computer is it?


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Old 03-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #5
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Sadly I cant remember the exact model, but its an HP G72. Ill check HP's website for the model, if its needed.
 
Old 03-21-2012, 07:58 PM   #6
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would help determine which video chip it has if we had the exact model...

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:59 PM   #7
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Oh wait, I think this might take longer than I expected. Right now I am using kernel 2.6, and the driver here:
http://intellinuxgraphics.org/2012.02.html
was used with 3.2. Should I upgrade my kernel? Or can I use an earlier release?
 
Old 03-21-2012, 08:01 PM   #8
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install em and try, if they don't work uninstall em, you can ssh from another box to this machine? in case it goes south on you and you have to remote into it and fix something

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #9
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Some guesses: Intel Series 5 chipset, integrated graphics, laptop. My conclusion: First series Core i3/5/7 in the mobile version. Should run out of the box in Slackware 13.37, but it may help to install the newer kernel/Mesa/libdrm from the /testing part of the repository.
 
Old 03-21-2012, 08:12 PM   #10
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I cant find my model, and my processor is an i3, which hasent been validated by this driver, and isnt recognized by slackware.
 
Old 03-21-2012, 08:17 PM   #11
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As staetd above, try it with installing at least the newer Mesa and libdrm from /testing, may be the newer kernel will also help.
 
Old 03-21-2012, 08:29 PM   #12
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OK I got mesa and libdrm from /testing. Is getting the new kernel mandatory? I've always been hesitant when messing with the kernel.
 
Old 03-21-2012, 08:44 PM   #13
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You can try it at first with Mesa/libdrm only. If that doesn't help a newer kernel may be what you need.
 
Old 03-21-2012, 08:54 PM   #14
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Something completely off topic, but I noticed you had the wmii WM in your signature. Do you use it as your default GUI?
 
Old 03-21-2012, 09:16 PM   #15
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Yes, on all my machines, except the file-server, which runs headless.
 
  


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