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Old 04-30-2008, 09:28 AM   #1
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Intel video drivers on slackware 12

I am unable to get video on a slackware 12 install with my intel i830 video. Doesn't seem to matter which config/setup script I run I always get a blank screen that slowly fades to white. If it weren't for having a working slackware 10 install on another drive I'd say hardware broken. Basically I ran out of drive space so I bought a bigger drive and figured it was time to install the latest so its a clean 12 install on a new drive. editing the xorg.conf manually with the same horizontal/vertical/etc values from the slackware 10 install won't work on the 12 install so I can't see whats wrong.
Old 04-30-2008, 11:58 AM   #2
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Could you post the Device section of your xorg.conf file? Here's mine by the way, running slack 12 on an intel 965 motherboard with onboard intel graphics:

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "Intel Corporation"
BoardName "Intel 830 - 965"
Driver "i810"
Option "DPMS"
Option "May_Need_ForceBIOS" "1"
Option "XaaNoOffscreenPixmaps" "1"

If yours looks the same, the next obvious place to look would be in your Monitor section.
Old 04-30-2008, 12:07 PM   #3
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Some Intel onboard VGAs have an open-source driver. I don't know if i830 is supported by this open-source driver.

I don't have an Intel onboard VGA, so I can't say with certainity, but I see a package named:

it may be it! Give it a try. Don't ask me what to put in Xorg though :-P

If this doesn't work, or if you want something temporary to work for now, you can try the "vesa" driver.
Old 05-01-2008, 02:17 PM   #4
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I'm now wondering if its this issue

where the intel driver overwrote the i810 driver because the i810 driver works in slackware 10.
Old 05-01-2008, 04:39 PM   #5
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I have an integrated intel card that uses the "intel" X driver (i915 and drm modules).

All I can say is that support for this card is a very good reason to move to 12.1.

Running 1440 x 900 nicely. OpenGL is a bit funky. I have DRI in everything except google earth - it works fine once it starts, but the errors at startup would make you think otherwise.
Old 05-06-2008, 07:50 AM   #6
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The other thread was the fix, reinstalling the i810 driver fixed the issue of putting the i810.o back over the intel.o driver.


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