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Old 12-01-2005, 03:20 AM   #1
vr6mole
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Intel Graphics (82852) Resolution


Sorry for my newb way of explaining this... I just started this a few days ago.

Alienware Sentia Laptop
Intel 82852/8255 Graphics card
2.6.x? kernel (new)

In X i can only run at a res of 1024x768. In windows my screen will run to 1280x800, since its wide screen.

I'm using the x810 generic drive and have tried changing the xorg.conf file to make it "1280 x800" It seems i can only get a diffrent res is if i modify the "virtual" values.

I have browsed google and came across a program or two but couldn't really get anything to work.

Not sure if this means anything but i uncommented DRI and GLX out of the xorg.conf file.

Let me know if anymore details would be of help to answer this questions

Thanks

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Old 12-01-2005, 03:57 AM   #2
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give the hor and ver freq of your monitor
 
Old 12-01-2005, 11:18 AM   #3
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i can't seem to find those rates anywhere. Even tried the alienware knowledge base. It seems to be a driver issue. Are there any know linux drivers for this grahpics card?
 
Old 12-01-2005, 02:38 PM   #4
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i found a few drivers on intel's website but the new versions don't support slackware. The old versions only work with kernals up to 2.4.x
 
Old 12-01-2005, 02:49 PM   #5
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I think the Alienware laptops are actually made by Asus ... try Googling for "Alienware Asus Linux"
 
Old 12-01-2005, 03:02 PM   #6
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No...the Alienware Sentia laptops have intel based chipsets as these laptops have Intel Centrino technology.

This laptop definitely has an intel graphics card (82835/852GM chipset).
 
Old 12-13-2005, 08:46 PM   #7
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in kernel 2.6 there is inbuilt support for intel graphic card..try recompiling the kernel with this support = y
 
Old 12-13-2005, 09:01 PM   #8
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We did have the kernel compiled with intel graphics driver support but it still didnt work and was forcing us into 1024x768. We had to add a couple lines and modify the screens section in the xorg.conf file in order for 3d hardware acceleration to work. Everything works now though. Thanks.
 
  


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