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Old 12-04-2010, 10:19 AM   #1
KBAegis
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Compaq Presario CQ60


Hi all,

I'm using the above laptop for work and have become the unfortunate owner of an intel graphics chip.

lshw returns:
*-display:0 UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
. . . .
configuration: latency=0
resources: . . .

lspci returns:
VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)

So I ran a few commands:
wget http://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/...-2.13.0.tar.bz
. . . .
make . . .
sudo make install

This installed two files in /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/drivers.

I have a few questions at this point. How are drivers found and implemented as opposed to modules? I'm used to installing kernel modules, but not so much with custom drivers from the manufacturer.

Has anyone else gotten this working? Ever? The few forum postings I've seen have gotten pessimistic replies on this topic if any.

P.S. - I'm using gentoo.
 
Old 12-04-2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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So I apparently missed one of the dependencies in the kernel config which would have allowed the kernel option I needed to pop up. In this particular case it was device_drivers>graphics_support>AGP_Support>AGP_INTEL (in this case I had set AMD). After I checked that the option came up under supported framebuffer devices. It's compiling now, so that should solve the problem.

Edit: This didn't actually work. It's still showing up as UNCLAIMED.

Edit #2: Thanks to http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/index.cgi I was able to confirm that I needed the i915 driver. Recompiling.

Last edited by KBAegis; 12-04-2010 at 12:01 PM.
 
Old 12-04-2010, 12:14 PM   #3
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SUCCESS! Pulling directly from linus' git repo, and turning off VESA generalized timing formula I got it working.
 
  


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