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Old 11-18-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
shamz
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problems with 3d on my notebook


hi i am banging my head on the wall and its hurting
im running suse 9.1 windows picks up the card as intel extreme
i have a intel 855 graphics card on my notebook and i cant seem to make the 3d work
in you it is enable and when i fiinalize the card it comes up the the window to test the card in this window i cannot test because it is greyed out and at the bottom i get
screen[0]:no video mode tunning available!!!!!!!!!!!
when i try tux racer it tells me that no 3d available!!1
i went to the intel site and downloaded the drivers when i try to install it came up with an error
3ddiag gave me this response
linux:~ # 3Ddiag
3Ddiag version 0.716
Verifying 3D configuration:
Using 3dinfo
************************************************************

Verifying 3D configuration for 3D board "Intel Corporation 855 GM (8086@3582)":


Tests for XFree86 configuration:
Config File /etc/X11/XF86Config ... done.
Driver ... done.
Extensions ... done.
Options ... done.

************************************************************

Verifying 3D configuration for 3D board "Intel Corporation 855 GM (8086@3582)":


Tests for XFree86 configuration:
Config File /etc/X11/XF86Config ... done.
Driver ... done.
Extensions ... done.
Options ... done.


Checking GL/GLU/glut runtime configuration:
GL/GLU ... done (package XFree86-Mesa)
glut ... done (package freeglut)


i am now lost and dont know what to do next pleeeeeeeeeeez help me stop banging my head because no its bleeding and i might have to go to the doctor
 
Old 11-19-2004, 02:54 AM   #2
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I have a 865G chip and I can tell you how I got 3D running (don't know if this helps with 855 either, but the driver is the same: i810):

1. run Yast Online Update to get the latest XFree86 updates (this should fix it already)

2. if not, it gets more complicated: follow this description:

http://www.linuxwiki.de/XFree86_2fi915

The patch also works with other kernel versions. If you have the original SuSE kernel, you may want to try it without patch first.

Additionally you'll need to delete the link /lib/modules/<kernelversion>/build, which points to the wrong place (/usr/src/linux-<version>-obj instead of /usr/src/linux-<version>) and create it pointing to the 'real' source directory.

3. if this still doesn't work, recompile the kernel with agpgart compiled into the kernel (instead of a module, as it is in the default configuration). This should enable you to activate the 3D driver.

I have tested all three options, they all worked for me.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 05:59 PM   #3
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many many thankz

thankz for your input i will try and hope it will work
 
Old 11-21-2004, 06:17 AM   #4
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Look here:
http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...showtopic=8441
if your driver is in pciid, upgrade to Suse 9.2
Snakedriver
 
Old 11-24-2004, 01:43 PM   #5
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still having a problem

i tried 1.it doesnt work
2.i dont understand what u mean buy deleting the link and creating a new one!!!!!! im new to linux
can u give more details thanks
 
Old 11-25-2004, 02:27 AM   #6
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Strange that it didn't work. Maybe you should check the logfile /var/log/XFree86.0.log first. Search for lines that deal with the dri or drm modules. Are you sure that you are using the i810 driver (configuration with Yast)?

In the directory /lib/modules/<your kernel version>, there is a link called build (looks like a directory, but links to another directory). This should point to /usr/src/linux-<your-kernel-version> ! But unfortunately (at least on my system), this link points to (/usr/src/linux-<your-kernel-version>-obj , which is another directory that doen's allow the driver to install. To change this, you need to open a console, login as root and do the following commands:

Code:
su
<your root password>
cd /lib/modules/<your-kernel-version>
ls -l #Here you can check to which directory 'build' points to
rm build #If the link is set wrong
ln -s /usr/src/linux-<your-kernel-version> build #you need to install the sources first, naturally

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