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Old 02-16-2003, 11:58 PM   #16
sirxl
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Intel 845 problem


hi guys,

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Old 02-17-2003, 12:03 AM   #17
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if you want the solution, email me at bllow@jos.com.my
 
Old 02-21-2003, 11:15 AM   #18
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Hmm.. I would like the solution that you have to offer compared to the ones discussed on the board, but for some reason I find your request to email you a bit on the shady side. So if you could please do something for the good of the entire group and post your alternate solution to the board. Thanks.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 09:29 PM   #19
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hi...I am not shady

Hi guys,
actually I do not want to post the solution here as I am afraid a competitor Vendor is watching this thread.

My solution should work and it's a stable version..

Colbert
 
Old 02-22-2003, 02:53 AM   #20
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Redhat 8.0 is not detecting intel 82810db ich4 sound drivers. is there a update available
 
Old 02-22-2003, 04:52 AM   #21
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Gah... Okay I'll poke in here again.

sirxl,

Competing vendor? If you're selling service, or selling a product, I recommend poking around the rules, because even mentioning that you have a solution that would solicit an email that would arrange for a business transaction is just a curt dodge of our NO ADVERTISING in the threads policy.

The Intel 845GL chipset, and its various subtle versions are all covered by a new driver only available in XFree86 4.2.99-4 and above, this is a Beta version of XFree, but they provide a set of precompiled binaries of the entirety of X for you that should glide into any given system, even one as entrenched in .conf files as RedHat. Its not easy, and will take some monkeying about and a little more than newbie knowledge.

Second, there is the Vesa driver trick, which if you go into BIOS and up the framebuffer to 8Mb, will get you workable 16-bit color for the time being until XFree86 4.3.0 is released as a part of a major distro (summer-ish, maybe late spring [ and that's me putting on the Kreskin Hat]).

Third, swap in a PCI card, there are a bunch of great ones on the market, 3dlabs, old voodoo 3s and 5s, run anywhere from $5-$50 and can kick as much butt as the Intell itself if you just want to buy your way around the problem.

Fourth, deal with the crappy 1024x768 at 16-bit and wait...

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 02-24-2003, 08:28 AM   #22
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getting 845 to work

I just got a GLLY board and I'm trying to get X to work on it.. I read the post about the new X server but even so I can't seem to get it to work.
Ardash, What does your XFree86Config file look like? I am guessing that you didn't install any other modules or anything? (I noticed that Intel supposedly has a kernel module out there now for the 845 that uses agpgart and DRM). If you can post some more info that would be great.
Thanks.

mallgood
 
Old 02-28-2003, 02:05 PM   #23
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Can you post a link to that new version of XFree86 which has support for the 845G card? I can't find it on their ftp site.

I've had to put up with an appallingly old video card for months now, and it is incredibly frustrating to be foiled at the last hurdle!
 
Old 02-28-2003, 08:06 PM   #24
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Xfree86-4.3.0 is out with updated 845 support, also the next stable kernel (2.4.21) will have some 845 bug fixes in it when it arrives.
http://www.xfree86.org
httP://www.kernel.org
 
Old 02-28-2003, 09:23 PM   #25
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they all r supprted now under the new release of XFree86 4.3.0
 
Old 04-01-2003, 10:25 PM   #26
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Adarsh (or anyone else that may know this),

I'm so new to this I squeak. I just installed Mandrake 9.0 on a machine that is relatively new. All installs went fine except after reboot I got the same error here everone else is getting. I assume it's my Intel 845GL graphics controller. My problem is I can't find the "new binaries (4.2.99.4) from xfree86.org" as you've described above, nor do I know how/where to install them. Could you post the exact URL to those binaries, and perhaps even a "step by step" on how to install them please??? Hugzzz in advance...
 
Old 04-01-2003, 10:54 PM   #27
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If you would really feel uncomfortable with doing a raw install of a new X-windows, you might just want to get the new Mandrake, 9.1, it came out a few days ago, has XFree86 4.3.0 onboard so this card works straight off the bat. It may sound silly, but a guts install of X is a pretty big change for a newbie, so the easiest way is probably just to upgrade around it.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 04-01-2003, 11:09 PM   #28
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Thanks finegan!

Again, not sure where to get 9.1 since 9.0 I bought and has seven disks total. So...

Where exactly do I d/l 9.1 (what are all the files I need?)?
How do I install it?
Can I install it leaving all the Workstation/Server applications & programs already installed intact? Just install 9.1 over 9.0?

Your help is MUCH appreciated ... thanks again!

LNH
 
Old 04-02-2003, 03:21 PM   #29
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Unfortunately, as a newbie, both will not be easy. One requires downloading at least one ISO (of which btw I have no idea how to install), or more. I have no idea which one(s) to d/l and/or how to install them. The other requires a reinstall of Xwindows which in turn requires yet another d/l of which I have no idea where to get the file or how to install it once I've d/l it.

So, there it is from a newbie's standpoint

I can tell you where I'm at right now though. I have done the full install of Mandrake Linux 9.0 with most of the other software that came with the 7 CD package I bought. Buying yet another CD set for 9.1 is not an option as I had to wait over a month to get what I did get. So the install went just fine, no problems until I was told to reboot and which time it goes through all of it's OK's. One of the errors comes at the top saying "PCI: Device 00:1f.1 not available because of resource collisions" AND yet another error after all the OK's which says "I cannot start the X server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem?" When I click OK ... well that's a mouthful (lotta typing) that I won't post here but you get the gist. Right now I go through all the OK, get stuck at a certain point and wind up at the command line login. I can at least login under my name/pw and root/pw. I am basically STUCK right there. I don't even have basic commands handy to do things like PRINT the screen or even to shut down the computer (all I can do at this point is ALT-SYSRQ-B to reboot which brings me right back to where I am). I can also get to the Config Video Tool via text mode. That's about it.

I'm seeing that either route, either installing a new Xwindow, or d/l and installing ISOs, are going to both be a headache. So I opt for instructions on how to do the Xwindow first. If that works, GREAT ... if not I'll have to install 9.1 anyway right? Heck I need the practice anyway. And I'm comfortable with DOS command line so linux doesn't scare me. If it did I wouldn't be here. Anyone wanna take me under there wing? With good instructions I can get this done.

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Old 04-06-2003, 11:11 PM   #30
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I did it!

OK well no reply so I got brave. I'll share what I learned here for those having similar problems. This will likely be my last post.

I downloaded the 9.1 ISO (they are on mandrake's download site under the ISO section, and under a few "mirror sites" so you can d/l from more than one source). The mirror sites were busy, and you have to get into the ISO folder to get the 3 ISOs needed. For those that are not linux savy ~ ISO are basically everything you'd get on disk, note the size of each ISO and d/l to your hard drive where you can find them. As I said, three ISOs for Mandrake 9.1, which DOES support the Intel 810845G/GL integrated graphics controller. Once all three ISOs are d/l go ahead and burn them as "images" to CDs, one ISO per CD. Use a good CD burning program like Alcohol that can handle this size. Install it in order of CD# (which is shown in the download name). To install, put the first ISO in your CD drive, and then in command line type HALT (or whatever your power down command is). When it goes through all it's OKs in text mode and says Power Down, you may shut off the computer. Then power up, with CD1 in the drive Mandrake will kick into install mode.

Each ISO was 650 MB or thereabouts ... these are HUGE files. It only took me 2 1/2 hours EACH for a total of about 7 hours to d/l all three. Again, a d/l resume program would be handy, I used GetRight. If the connection is lost it keeps trying til it connects and continues with the d/l. I'm connecting to the internet via 2-way satellite so my d/ls were relative quick (60 - 80K/sec). If you are on dialup however, it may take you a COUPLE OF DAYS to get all your ISOs, this is why a resume program is vital.

Install it NEW, as though you had no OS, or you wanted to overwrite your old one, in my case Mandrake 9.0 ... once installed and setup, it works great! I would advize, though maybe not necessary, that when asked what your graphics display should be, select 800 x 600, 24dpp (max). I installed the works (except Scientific and Games), including KDE & GNOME, and all works fine for me.

I hope this is explanatory enough as I'll likely not be posting again anytime soon. Good Luck to those with this problem!

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