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Old 11-28-2003, 09:47 PM   #16
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And that's pretty much the same thing you got.I do use the i810 driver and why it won't show up in your configuration screen is beyound me.Don't know if there are any 'issues' and Suse might have not included it with the distro.

Suse work's just fine with the intel cards, i've set it up on several. Probably the biggest problem here is that both of you seem to like calling it an i810....

It's an i852 card, not an i810...

So maybe that's why you cant seem to find it under sax2?

edit*

Even decided to run sax2 out of curiousity. Card is listed under intel as its sub-name. 855GM.

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Old 11-29-2003, 04:23 AM   #17
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Yeah - but it uses the 810 driver.Go and find a xfree driver thats called 855M.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 06:32 AM   #18
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According to intel's own site your to select the driver "Intel 830" from list of available drivers. In a side note they mention the driver's in file... i830.o

So, your saying the i810 driver is called i830.o? That's kind of strange...

And even if they do all use the same driver, there may be other parameters set by choosing the 830, or the 855 gm from the list, rather than just typing in.. "i810" in your config file and leaving it at that.

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Old 11-29-2003, 06:41 AM   #19
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Gee, look, in intel 852/855GM driver for xfree86 found right on tuxmobile...

http://www.xfree86.org/~dawes/845driver.html
 
Old 11-29-2003, 06:46 AM   #20
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I use an Intel i810 and have had it working fine under RH8&9, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and now under Gentoo (though for the latter I had to configure something into the kernel).
 
Old 11-29-2003, 08:10 AM   #21
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Quote:
Originally posted by Caeda
Gee, look, in intel 852/855GM driver for xfree86 found right on tuxmobile...

http://www.xfree86.org/~dawes/845driver.html
Oh,man - those are kernel modules!
There are two drivers in the kernel configuration: i810 and iwhatever-else.
With Suse he shouldn't have to screw around with this at all if they build a halfway decend kernel.

Xfree looks like this:
bash-2.05b$ ls /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers
apm_drv.o dummy_drv.o nsc_drv.o sis_drv.o
ark_drv.o fbdev_drv.o nv_drv.o tdfx_drv.o
ati_drv.o glint_drv.o r128_drv.o tga_drv.o
atimisc_drv.o i128_drv.o radeon_drv.o trident_drv.o
chips_drv.o i740_drv.o rendition_drv.o tseng_drv.o
cirrus_alpine.o i810_drv.o s3_drv.o vesa_drv.o
cirrus_drv.o linux s3virge_drv.o vga_drv.o
cirrus_laguna.o mga_drv.o savage_drv.o vmware_drv.o
cyrix_drv.o neomagic_drv.o siliconmotion_drv.o

(II) I810: Driver for Intel Integrated Graphics Chipsets: i810, i810-dc100,
i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 852GM/855GM, 865G
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 00:02:0
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(--) Chipset 852GM/855GM found

Any more questions?

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Old 11-29-2003, 01:33 PM   #22
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Thank you crash for seconding the opinion.

The only other thing useful of that page if either bothers to read it, is that there is a known problem with Intel graphics cards, in which the machine only sets 1Mb of memory at boot up. This prevents the system from using most of its resolutions. Currently, there is no solution to this problem.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 02:49 PM   #23
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so what caeda is saying is there's no hope? strange. when i hooked up that external monitor, how come i got different resolutions? i could go very very high. i forgot, but its higher than 1024x768.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 03:57 PM   #24
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What ceada is saying is that he got the kernel and xfree drivers confused.There are two different kernel drivers for intel chipsets.But you are screwing around with the xfree driver and there is only the i810 driver for xfree which should work with your chipset.It does with mine and thats the same chipset.
The highest available resolution is according to my xfree log 1920x1440 or something around that but that also depends on the specific setup.If you can do 1024x768 with an external monitor and not with your LCD you got a LCD problem.
Real easy fix if you got broadband and are a little lucky: download knoppix and copy the xfree configuration file.Also do a lsmod and compare it to what lsmod gives you with Suse.
Other than that drop me a mail at jaqtex@terra.com.br and I'll send you my xfree config file.

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Old 11-29-2003, 06:38 PM   #25
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with respect to the LCD screen, native resolution must be considered, as that is the only resolution it is capable (CRT tech is different from LCD tech).

all other resolutions below the LCD's native will either be "windowed" on the screen or aliased up to the native resolution; this is all cribbed by the driver - the LCD matrix is just told which junctions to switch on.

maybe the driver doesn't have a clue how to talk to the LCD screen properly, but can talk to a CRT quite happily ? as crashmeister said, you might have a screwy LCD issue.

also, the parts referring to memory usage and BIOS in that XFree url are
-Why can't I get high resolution/depth modes?
-Why can't I use my laptop at its native resolution?

check your BIOS settings first.

(shared memory sucks )
 
Old 11-29-2003, 07:33 PM   #26
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Maybe you've just got all your lcd settings screwed up and it cant find a high resolution then.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 05:46 PM   #27
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i messed around with some BIOS settings, this is what i saw:

i saw something about video memory, and it said i have 8MB, even though its a 64MB gfx card.

the only other settings about my gfx card/screen i could change was something about CRT, LCD, or CRT & LCD, meaning which one is my default. im not using the VGA plug in the back of my laptop, so i changed it from CRT & LCD to just LCD. still no changes though. thats all for my bios.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 05:33 PM   #28
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anyone fix it yet?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 05:43 PM   #29
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No but they had something about gateway laptops and xfree going on at the xfree mailing list - sorry to be that vague but I didn't really follow the thing since I don't got one of those.xfree (or XFree86) gateway laptop at google should turn something up.

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Old 12-12-2003, 02:06 PM   #30
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i havent used linux in a long long time...since this post has been started actually. 800x600 is too unlivable, but going without linux is also unlivable. if anyone finds anything on this (im not currently subscribed to the Xf86 mailing list) let me know here, i will still check this post from time to time. i need to find out how to fix this.

does anyone know of anyone on the internet i can pay to have then fix it?

well, i did do more searching and found some stuff. but nothing that will REALLY help me. in still searching in the meantime.
 
  


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