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Old 11-23-2007, 08:12 AM   #1
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Unhappy motherboard incompatibility


I have a system with Intel D945GCNL mother board. Now I am not able to install Debian etch. I tried installing UBUNtu Feisty fawn- eventhough it was installed, I get a resolution of 640x400 which is quite unconfortable. From the site http://www.intel.com/support/motherb...CS-008326.html, it is understood that this board is not compatible with LINUX. Is ther any way to make it Linux compatible ?


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Old 11-23-2007, 09:28 AM   #2
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Hmm, if you managed to install ubuntu on it, there is obviously some support for it. Maybe it is just Debian that isn't entirely up to date?
If the main problem is the resolution the problem seems to be the graphics more then just the motherboard. is this one of the on-board graphics chips (on the motherboard itself)? In either case I think you should try to search for driver for that graphics chip. Might be you could find a new driver for it somewhere.

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Old 11-23-2007, 10:20 AM   #3
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What video card or onboard video is it using. More than likely you are using vesa driver in /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Post output of the following commands
/sbin/lsmod
/sbib/lspci -v ( only need to post the section on the video card )
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf ( only post info on video card )

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Old 11-23-2007, 10:34 AM   #4
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it's the intel gma950 onboard.

i'd just slap a nvidia card in it and disable onboard graphics. everything else in the spec's doesn't look that abbynormal
 
Old 11-24-2007, 05:33 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ramly View Post
I have a system with Intel D945GCNL mother board. Now I am not able to install Debian etch. I tried installing UBUNtu Feisty fawn- eventhough it was installed, I get a resolution of 640x400 which is quite unconfortable. From the site http://www.intel.com/support/motherb...CS-008326.html, it is understood that this board is not compatible with LINUX. Is ther any way to make it Linux compatible ?


Please help !
The URL you quote (currently) gives a 'page not found' error, so it is difficult to say what you found there, but

The product brief for the board (.pdf on) http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/d945gcnl/
doesn't, as you might expect, say anything about it being incompatible with Linux. It does say its certified by whql for Vista premium, but that's something else. It may well be unsupported, but that is again, something else.

If you got feisty installed but with a 'bad' resolution, it might be an idea to try to fix the bad resolution issue. Almost certainly an issue with your config of X. (BTW, I find SuSE easier to fix for X config problems, because you can run SAX2, their X config util even when X doesn't work, and SAX2 does quite a good job for me, but YMMV.)
 
Old 11-24-2007, 07:12 PM   #6
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HI,
If rshaw is right and you have a gma950 chip there is website here with some info about an intel graphics driver here:
http://intellinuxgraphics.org/documentation.html

If you check the xorg file that Brian mentions, you probably have vesa in there. Install the intel driver and you'll should be ok.

Also if its good enough for Vista permium you'll have plenty for Linux provided you can install the correct graphics driver.

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Old 11-25-2007, 12:02 AM   #7
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motherboard incompatibility

Dear Brian,

Thank you for your response; As requested Iam herewith posting the output of the three commands -

Module Size Used by
ppp_synctty 15041 0
ppp_async 16577 1
crc_ccitt 6337 1 ppp_async
ppp_generic 32725 6 ppp_synctty,ppp_async
slhc 10817 1 ppp_generic
i915 23361 2
drm 72789 3 i915
autofs4 25413 2
hidp 24129 2
rfcomm 46041 0
l2cap 31681 10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth 58917 5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc 158333 1
ip_conntrack_netbios_ns 7105 0
ipt_REJECT 9665 1
xt_state 6337 1
ip_conntrack 56993 2 ip_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_state
nfnetlink 11353 1 ip_conntrack
iptable_filter 7233 1
ip_tables 17669 1 iptable_filter
ip6t_REJECT 9537 1
xt_tcpudp 7361 6
ip6table_filter 7105 1
ip6_tables 18821 1 ip6table_filter
x_tables 18501 6 ipt_REJECT,xt_state,ip_tables,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ip6_tables
cpufreq_ondemand 11085 2
dm_mirror 33041 0
dm_multipath 22601 0
dm_mod 61529 2 dm_mirror,dm_multipath
video 21061 0
sbs 20225 0
i2c_ec 9281 1 sbs
button 10961 0
battery 14405 0
asus_acpi 20697 0
ac 9541 0
ipv6 267489 21 ip6t_REJECT
parport_pc 31205 1
lp 17033 0
parport 40841 2 parport_pc,lp
#/sbin/lsmod


snd_hda_intel 22613 1
snd_hda_codec 154049 1 snd_hda_intel
snd_seq_dummy 8133 0
sr_mod 21349 2
snd_seq_oss 37185 0
snd_seq_midi_event 11841 1 snd_seq_oss
sg 38493 0
snd_seq 57137 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 12621 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 46561 0
ide_cd 42337 2
r8168 33168 0
snd_mixer_oss 20545 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 80325 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer 27077 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
i2c_i801 11853 0
snd 57029 11 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd _timer
soundcore 14113 1 snd
serio_raw 11205 0
i2c_core 25537 2 i2c_ec,i2c_i801
intel_rng 7105 0
pcspkr 7361 0
cdrom 38625 2 sr_mod,ide_cd
snd_page_alloc 14281 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
ata_piix 17993 0
libata 102745 1 ata_piix
sd_mod 24897 0
scsi_mod 138601 4 sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
ext3 135369 1
jbd 63209 1 ext3
ehci_hcd 35533 0
ohci_hcd 25181 0
uhci_hcd 27725 0



[root@localhost ~]# /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 01)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller IDE (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)


[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "i810"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection


[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "i810"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

[root@localhost ~]# /sbin/lsmod
Module Size Used by
ppp_synctty 15041 0
ppp_async 16577 1
crc_ccitt 6337 1 ppp_async
ppp_generic 32725 6 ppp_synctty,ppp_async
slhc 10817 1 ppp_generic
i915 23361 3
drm 72789 4 i915
autofs4 25413 2
hidp 24129 2
rfcomm 46041 0
l2cap 31681 10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth 58917 5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc 158333 1
ip_conntrack_netbios_ns 7105 0
ipt_REJECT 9665 1
xt_state 6337 1
ip_conntrack 56993 2 ip_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_state
nfnetlink 11353 1 ip_conntrack
iptable_filter 7233 1
ip_tables 17669 1 iptable_filter
ip6t_REJECT 9537 1
xt_tcpudp 7361 6
ip6table_filter 7105 1
ip6_tables 18821 1 ip6table_filter
x_tables 18501 6 ipt_REJECT,xt_state,ip_tables,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ip6_tables
cpufreq_ondemand 11085 2
dm_mirror 33041 0
dm_multipath 22601 0
dm_mod 61529 2 dm_mirror,dm_multipath
video 21061 0
sbs 20225 0
i2c_ec 9281 1 sbs
button 10961 0
battery 14405 0
asus_acpi 20697 0
ac 9541 0
ipv6 267489 21 ip6t_REJECT
parport_pc 31205 1
lp 17033 0
parport 40841 2 parport_pc,lp
snd_hda_intel 22613 1
snd_hda_codec 154049 1 snd_hda_intel
sr_mod 21349 2
snd_seq_dummy 8133 0
snd_seq_oss 37185 0
sg 38493 0
snd_seq_midi_event 11841 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 57137 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 12621 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 46561 0
ide_cd 42337 2
snd_mixer_oss 20545 1 snd_pcm_oss
cdrom 38625 2 sr_mod,ide_cd
snd_pcm 80325 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
intel_rng 7105 0
snd_timer 27077 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
i2c_i801 11853 0
pcspkr 7361 0
r8168 33168 0
snd 57029 11 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd _timer
i2c_core 25537 2 i2c_ec,i2c_i801
serio_raw 11205 0
soundcore 14113 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14281 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
ata_piix 17993 0
libata 102745 1 ata_piix
sd_mod 24897 0
scsi_mod 138601 4 sr_mod,sg,libata,sd_mod
ext3 135369 1
jbd 63209 1 ext3
ehci_hcd 35533 0
ohci_hcd 25181 0
uhci_hcd 27725 0
 
  


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