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Old 06-12-2002, 07:46 AM   #1
Dvorak2099
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Unhappy Intel 810e Graphics Chipset Doesn't work on Slackware 8


My Intel 810e Graphics Chipset Doesn't work on Slackware 8.
I used the xf86config program to set all the stuff. But it still fails to load a screen. It says fatal error failed on screen int. Can some body please help me with this

Intel 810e Graphics Chipset
320Mb RAM
Intel Pentium III
Dell L667r
UMSDOS Based file system
I boot off a floppy
 
Old 06-12-2002, 08:54 AM   #2
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my friend have a slackware installation on i810e chipset. i think the version is 8.1 or something else. not 8.0. i read somewhere in this forum that slackware 8.0 is unstable.
 
Old 06-12-2002, 11:56 AM   #3
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I don't think that upgrading the version of linux will help me very much. All I need help with is getting th edrivers installed to run the i810e chipset up and running or for that matter maybe a supplemental driver.
 
Old 06-13-2002, 10:12 PM   #4
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>My Intel 810e Graphics Chipset Doesn't work on Slackware 8.
> I used the xf86config program to set all the stuff. But it still fails to load a
> screen. It says fatal error failed on screen int. Can some body please help
> me with this


According to the Cards file (/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Cards), the Intel 810 chipset is supported by the SVGA server, so your card should work. Most likely the
XF86Config file has problems.

As root, change to your home directory and try running XFree86 -configure. This will create a new XF86Config in that directory. Then backup your current /etc/XF86Config file, copy the new one you just created in it's place, and try restarting X. I seem to have better luck with this method of configuring X than the xf86config method. (Note: the created XF86Config file will have some type of extension, I can't remember what. Just rename it to XF86Config).

James Dixon
 
Old 06-17-2002, 05:35 AM   #5
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/var/log/XFree86.0.log will have a more detailed description of the failed component, post the error messages here and we may be able to pinpoint the problem.
 
Old 06-17-2002, 09:36 AM   #6
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try fbdev

copy /etc/X11/XF86Config-fbdev to /etc/X11/XF86Config and things will be ok - you'll use the framebuffer device.

Try to find someones XF86Config for your videocard on the net, or just stay with the fbdev.

If you want to use xf86conf make sure you apply the correct hsync and vsync for your monitor, and do not assign too much memory for your card.
 
Old 06-19-2002, 10:25 AM   #7
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I did not suceed to get X11 working with i810 and kernels 2.2.
But please don't suggest me solutions. I'm not going to use
2.2.X any more. After upgrade to 2.4 kernels it mostly works.

Some problems: XFree86-4.X (X<=2) often crashes when switching from X11 to console. Reason: bug in
i810 driver in XFree86. It is fixed in current CVS version of XFree86 (but not in 4.2)

Even then DRI seems to be rather unusable: Kernel OOPS'es
XFree86 crashing on switching away to console etc even after
fixing bug mentioned above.

Afer fixing that bug XFree86 works Ok in 24bpp mode. No crashes noticed any more.

Andris
 
Old 06-19-2002, 12:55 PM   #8
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Try using xfree86setup instead of xf86config. That's what worked for me with that chipset.
 
Old 06-20-2002, 04:56 PM   #9
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The i810 will indeed work with any distro using kernel 2.4.x and xfree 4.2.x. The main problem is that the i810/i815 do not have video ram, they use shared ram from your system memory. You must have <b>agpgart</b> compiled into the kernel along with the i810/815 support underneath the agpgart support. after that you should have no troubles running Xfree.

Try getting 1024x768x64k framebuffer to work with xfree and an i81x video card! talk about a hassle.. two kernel patches, a few recompiles and a xfree patch and recompile did it.
 
Old 07-04-2002, 06:13 PM   #10
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Yes that did it that frame buffer one. The recompile failed do to the fact i boot from a floppy because of WIN98se. that whole dual boot thing. Thanks alot. PS I also just got a geforce 4 this is great on slackware 8.1 which i just upgraded to last week.
 
  


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