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Old 10-01-2010, 03:27 AM   #1
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Asus K60I Graphic drivers


I have an Asus laptop with Graphics Processor / Vendor Intel GMA 4500M Dynamic Video HD, It had Fedora Core 10 without any problem in the graphics, however I removed and installed Fedora Core 7 which is built on kernel 2.6.21 and unfortunately the graphics was not detected by it! Is there a way to install a driver for it or upgrade the xorg or anything.. I need the FC 7 because some personal programs needs an older kernel to compile.

Old 10-02-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
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No module...

The obvious answer to your inquiry is that the older version of Fedora has a kernel that does not include a module or driver for your graphics. To how high a kernel number can you upgrade Fedora 7 and will it then boot the Intel graphics chip?

If you need the older Fedora, I think you will have to compile a new kernel for it with the necessary Intel driver. Alternatively, you could try to find out what changes critical for your needs have been made between the two versions of Fedora and build a new version of the kernel for Fedora 10 with suitable for your purposes versions of the files/functions that have been altered.

Intel does not provide any separate drivers, only source code or only driver support through the separate distributions, and unless you can get Fedora 7 to boot your Intel GMA 4500M chip maybe by using some cheatcode, you won't have access to any Fedora repository for a possible update to a working driver, that is if one has been made available for Fedora 7.

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Old 10-02-2010, 06:39 PM   #3
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Do you really need full acceleration? You could use the standard xvesa drivers. You'd lose most of the video options, and have no acceleration whatsoever, but it generally will work regardless of the chipset.


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