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Old 04-16-2006, 10:15 AM   #1
seraph-seph
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X11 and WSXGA


Hi there.

I recently bought a Dell laptop, I installed slackware and everything was ok 'till I tried to start the graphic mode (startx). The problem is: When I type startx, the screen starts flashing and fading away with differents colors, I tried a lot of stuff and also modified the xorg.conf but seems like the video drivers it's not propper, I downloaded the lastest version but now it says something like the video driver is newer that the virtual something. I tried also with kanoppix live cd and suse live dvd but it's same.

I thought maybe it's the WSXGA screen, so I decided to install slackware 10.2 in my home desktop which also has a WSXGA LCD screen and it worked.

Any help? and Idea?


Thanks.

Laptop System.
Dell i6000
Processor: Centrino 1.6Ghz
Screen WSXGA
Video card: Intel 915GM
RAM: 1Gb
 
Old 04-17-2006, 03:02 AM   #2
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Hi,
i think you stumbled into some sort of xorg/driver-issue

some things you could try:
- try using a Standard Resolution like 1280x1024 to see if the Problem only exists with the WSXGA-Resolution
- try using the vesa-xorg-Driver with the WSXGA-Resolution and with a Standard Resolution, if its still making trouble it would be more an Xorg- than an Xorg-Driver-Issue
 
Old 04-17-2006, 05:38 AM   #3
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The problem is solved in ubuntu 5.10 or you could try the solution in the link below.

I also have had some success with changing the video memory size setting in the bios.


http://forum.us.dell.com/supportforu...essage.id=6444
 
Old 04-17-2006, 06:20 PM   #4
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1. download and make this:
murl;\\www,geocities,com\stomljen\915resolution-0.5.2.tar.gz

2. echo "/usr/sbin/915resolution 5c 1280 800" >> /etc/rc.d/rc.local

3. download and install:
3.1 murl;\\dri,freedesktop,org\snapshots\common-20060403-linux.i386.tar.bz2
3.2 murl;\\dri,freedesktop,org\snapshots\i810-20060403-linux.i386.tar.bz2
3.3 murl;\\dri,freedesktop,org\snapshots\i915-20060403-linux.i386.tar.bz2

!!! if you got a Error ->>> tell me (i have the same laptop)

4. my xorg.conf file

#======== DigiSmile.net ===========
##== Web Design, Bulgaria ===========

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 2
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
##Option "BlankTime" "0" # Blank the screen
##Option "StandbyTime" "2" # Turn off screen
##Option "SuspendTime" "3" # Full hibernation
Option "OffTime" "2"
# ^^^ Turn off DPMS monitor
EndSection


Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
# FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/local/share/fonts"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "record"
Load "extmod"
Load "dbe"
#Load "dri"
Load "glx"
Load "xtrap"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "GLcore"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "drm"

###Load "speedo"
##Load "vbe"
EndSection


Section "Extensions"
#Option "Conposite" "Enable"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbLayout" "us,bg"
Option "XkbVariant" ",phonetic"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:ctrl_shift_toggle,grp:lwin_switch,grp_led:caps"

EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
###Identifier "Mouse0"
###Driver "mouse"
###Option "Protocol" "PS/2
###Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
###Option "Buttons" "3"
### #Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
### #Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"

#### USB
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
###Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "SWCursor" "true"
###Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
#### End USB
EndSection




Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
HorizSync 31.5 - 50.0
VertRefresh 40-90
Modeline "1280x800@59" 82.18 1280 1312 1624 1656 800 816 824 841
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

###Section "Device"
###### Available Driver options are:-
###### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
###### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
###### [arg]: arg optional
###Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
###Option "DefaultRefresh" # [<bool>]
###Identifier "Card0"
###Driver "vesa"
###VendorName "Intel Corp."
###BoardName "Unknown Board"
###BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
###EndSection


Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
VendorName "Intel Corp."
BoardName "82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device"
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
Driver "i810"
Option "DRI"




#Option "DigitalVibrance" "0"
#Option "TwinView"
#Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "30-50"
#Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "60"
#Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
#Option "TVStandard" "PAL-B"
###Option "MetaModes" "1024x768, 1024x768 @1024x768; 800x600, 800x600 #@800x600;640x480, 640x480 @640x480"
#Option "MetaModes" "640x480"
#Option "NoLogo" "1"
#Option "TVOutFormat" "SVIDEO"
#Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT,TV"
#Option "CursorShadow" "1"
#Option "CursorShadowAlpha" "64"
#Option "CursorShadowYOffset" "2"
#Option "CursorShadowXOffset" "4"






EndSection



Section "Screen"
#
# ...
#

Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubsection
EndSection


Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0666
EndSection


#Section "Extensions"
# Option "Composite" "Enable"
#EndSection




##== Web Design, Bulgaria ===========
#======== DigiSmile.net ===========

Last edited by DigiSmile; 04-17-2006 at 06:25 PM.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 12:19 AM   #5
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Hi, everyone and thanks

Well after reading a lot, non of this solutions was really enough for me so I decided to try it for myself, I found at a website (which I can't really remember) a driver i810_drv.o for X11R6.8.x so I downloaded and tried the xorg autoconfig.

Code:
# Xorg -configure
It should output a file at /root/xorg.conf.new, I copied it into the driver location /usr/X11/lib/modules/drivers and then started KDE and it worked, it was so simple.

If anyone face the same problem, just let me know and I'll send the driver.

Thanks everyone.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 06:09 PM   #6
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Can you sent it to me the i810_drv.o. I can only find i810_drv.so for Xorg.6.9/7.0 . I use Xorg.6.8.2
 
Old 06-26-2006, 06:25 PM   #7
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Just try
Code:
xorgsetup
It should work using the drivers already supplied.
 
Old 06-29-2006, 09:09 AM   #8
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Thanks! I resolved this problem in last two day. I used the driver from Intel website and compiled with new kernel because my video card is I945GM chipset. It worked with Xorg 6.8.2. little better than using VESA driver. the one i810_drv.so they provided as a snapshot was newer and should be for xorg.6.9 or later.

Still,there is one problem left. DRI was failed. I don't know how to make DRI enable on Xorg 6.8.2.

Any help on DRI?

Last edited by jackyny; 07-21-2006 at 07:49 AM.
 
  


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