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Old 09-11-2003, 12:29 PM   #1
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Unhappy 28845 Graphics Adapter Problem /w Mandrake Linux 9.1

I'm having a problem. I am running mandrake Linux 9.1 on an hp 515n. 2.3 GHz, 256 MB ram, etc. My graphics adapter is an intel 82845 Graphics Adapter, which has 64 MB shared video memory. However, I don't think Mandrake is taking advantage of all the memory because I can't even run TUX RACER. Not that I want to of course, but it's a familiar example. If someone can help me out here, I'll name my firstborn after you.

Old 09-15-2003, 04:33 AM   #2
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Hmm, I don't have your specific hardware, but...see
(READ IT ALL for it to make sense, you may have some work to do, I would print this one out if you don't have photographic memory),
quote from page above:
The X server driver for the 830M and 845G is part of the "i810" driver. It's only the DRI/DRM components that are different for the 830M and 845G compared with the 810 and 815. To fix this problem, make sure that your XF86Config file references the "i810" driver, not "i830". The table below summarises what is what:

Chipset X server driver DRM kernel driver
i810 i810 i810
i815 i810 i810
830M i810 i830
845G i810 i830
852GM i810 i830
855GM i810 i830
865G i810 i830

Now, there's alot of info on DRI/DRM and Intel out there, see
^^^^^^Very important, read this one first^^^^^^

And hey, if you get all that working, give yourself a pat on the back!!!

Last edited by faheyd; 09-15-2003 at 04:40 AM.


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