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Old 12-21-2003, 08:45 PM   #1
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Question Intel 810E with Red Hat 9


Hi,

I use Red Hat 9 and I have an Intel 810e Graphics Controller. I have problems playing games such as TuxRacer, as the graphics are not good (Ie Jerky and slow).

Is there a way to update the drivers for this card (If so how), or should I get a new graphics card?

Many Thanks
From Ian
 
Old 12-22-2003, 02:44 AM   #2
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Many people have had problems with the Intel cards. Do a search on this site for the threads - some of them will have links to the Intel linux drivers. What has happened is that your distro has identified and installed the 'default' driver, the Intel full driver should fix your problem.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 09:23 AM   #3
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Yeah I have an intel card which uses shared memory. Not the greatest but works generally well. You have to get the proper drivers from the intel site. They install pretty easily. Tuxracer an so on will work OK but Neverwinter Nights wont.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:30 AM   #4
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Unlike the others point out most of times you don't need to use Intel drivers as
XFree drivers works great.
Take a look at the XFree86 website, there's a whole section for the i810 chipset.

I see you have an Intel810E. I got an Intel830M, but I could help you pushing your videocard to its max.

$/sbin/lspci

Mine gives:

00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp. 82830 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller]

What about your XF86Config ?

$more /etc/X11/XF86Config
or
$more /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

mine loads these to modules:

Section "Module"
Load "dri"
Load "glx"

and for the graphics adapter section:

Section "Device"
Option "DRI" "true"
Driver "i810"
Identifier "Intel i830M" #put the name of your card, and be sure it's the same in the Server Layout Section

Do you have DRI enabled?

$/usr/X11/bin/glxinfo

You should get something like this:

OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 830M 20021115

Post here your X log:

$more /var/log/XFree86.0.log

Hope this helps.

Last edited by kc00l; 12-22-2003 at 11:38 AM.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 07:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for your help. My graphics are much better now, and my system seems to run faster (May not actually be true though?)
 
Old 12-22-2003, 09:30 PM   #6
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I added the Option "DRI" "true" line to my XF86Config-4 file but got nio improvement. Mind you I use the intel driver so I wasn't expecting much.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 05:19 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by IBall
Thanks for your help. My graphics are much better now, and my system seems to run faster (May not actually be true though?)
Have you tried

$glxinfo

See if it doesn't say 'Mesa Indirect'. Cause if it does you're not in an accelerated environment.
And have a look at your XFree86 start log.
 
  


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