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Old 02-02-2006, 04:31 PM   #31
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are you SURE you are not on xorg? it works for my think-pad out of the box with xorg and kernel 2.6.12. using knoppix 4.0.2 HD install.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 12:56 PM   #32
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Guysoft you must have missed my previous post - it's all working now.

Incorrect xine-check messages about no XVideo have now gone too - I can only guess that was to do with me booting into runlevel 1 yesterday, now I do a normal boot. Who knows.

Still have xorg log messages about not being able to load v41 or synaptics modules (though I'm not even explicitly trying to load synaptics), and bad V_BIOS checksum, however acceleration seems to be working well. Planet Penguin Racer good.

If anyone is still interested, is the v41 module supposed to be in FC4 and if so do I need to load it?

Last edited by WoofDeF; 02-03-2006 at 01:12 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2006, 05:52 AM   #33
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ah, sorry didn't notice.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 02:13 PM   #34
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Hello,

[OpenSuSE 10.1A3, SUPER kernel + sources]

I've tried to apply solutions given here (thanks a lot) so I've downloaded DRI -- common and i915 bz2 files. However when I've tried to build the modules I got an error:
Makefile:166: *** Cannot find a kernel config file

I have installed the kernel sources but which one is the config file (the section of the Makefile refers to RH and I am not even sure if the file naming is the same with SuSE)?

Thanks for your help
have a nice day
bye
 
Old 02-11-2006, 06:19 PM   #35
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you might need the kernel headers, not the kernel source.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 06:58 PM   #36
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Deleted - accidental double post due to poor connection

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Old 02-11-2006, 06:59 PM   #37
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Quote:
I have installed the kernel sources but which one is the config file
This is what i did:

You copy the config file from your /boot directory into your sources directory, rename it .config, and run
# make oldconfig

Read one of the many guides to recompiling the kernel to make this clear. Basically, in order to correctly "configure" your kernel sources for module building, you go through the preliminaries and start to recompile the kernel. You don't actually have to let the compile run all the way through (though you can), you can cntrl-c almost immediately just after the SPLIT line and you'll have the files you need for module building. So it doesn't take very long at all.

The "sources" in the kernel-dev package are not enough for this. You need the kernel source rpm.

It all sounds hard but it isn't. As I recall the i915 drivers won't compile without setting these up.

Last edited by WoofDeF; 02-11-2006 at 07:01 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2006, 07:45 AM   #38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WoofDeF
This is what i did:

You copy the config file from your /boot directory into your sources directory, rename it .config, and run
# make oldconfig
Thank you for your answer. I will try this, however I am bit confused since it appears that I have i810 driver already and I am using it right now (I checked the xorg.conf). I am not sure if it is ok beacause I have intel 915 chipset not 810. On the other hand I've read the 915 chipset uses 810 driver but what for is dri-915 then?
Do I have to build the dri modules by myself or not? :-)

My another concern is poor performance of the video card -- I've tried glxgears (Centrino Pentium 2GHz, 1400x1050 16 bit) -- ~500-600 fps. How can I speed things up?

Once again -- thank you for your time and help
have a nice day
bye
 
Old 02-12-2006, 08:24 AM   #39
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PS. And one more thing with i915. How can I enable s-video out (I don't want to watch TV on computer, I want to use TV-set as a display)? I added line
Option "Clone" "on"

in xorg.conf section ServerLayout, however I don't know how to turn s-video on (I can see black screen on TV-set).
 
Old 04-26-2006, 06:03 AM   #40
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I am sorry to drag out an old discussion, but I can't find a workable solution for my settings although after many tries on the suggested solutions.

My D610 laptop is running on FC3. I have downloaded 915resolution-0.5.2.tar and configure with
> 915resolution -l 3c 1400 1050. The output trace said configuration completed. Then I start the X windows, but the screen resolution is bad. The 'X' mouse pointer is located at middle right side of the screen, instead of center.

The screen stretch horizontally, and the resolution is about 800x600 i guess.

Any hints?

xorg.conf
----------
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell 1600x1200 Laptop Display Panel"
HorizSync 31.5 - 48.5
VertRefresh 40.0 - 70.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "vesa"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "VESA driver (generic)"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
EndSection

Last edited by syseeker; 04-26-2006 at 10:29 AM.
 
Old 05-06-2006, 09:34 PM   #41
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Intel Mobile 915GM resolution issue on Ubuntu 5.10

After many troubles and many google search, I solved the problem of 1024x768 resolution-only. I have Ubuntu 5.10 system
Do as follows:

1. Install "855resolution" package from Universe repository
2. From shell logged as root type: "855resolution -l" (a bunch of BIOS video modes are listed)
3. look for a mode your display DOESN'T support for sure (I choosed 5a)
4. Set "MODE=5a","XRESO=1280", "YRESO=1280" in /etc/default/855resolution file (if you want different resolution, according to your display capabilities, change XRESO and YRESO values ...)
5. Reboot

The 855resolution utility also install a script in /etc/init.d and /etc/rc.2 directories, so reconfiguration of modes in video BIOS of your 855 / 915 chipset-based card is overwritten each time you boot (reconfiguration is lost each time you reboot your PC due to a bug from Intel firmware,I suppose ...).
The script does the same you should do by command-line: root# 855resolution 5a 1280 600
You don't need to modify X11 configuration file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

For additional help email me at g.d.monnezza(at)tiscali.it
Enjoy with your new resolution!
 
Old 05-21-2006, 03:15 PM   #42
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I tried compiling the driver, but got the following error message. I downloaden the headers for my kernel, but this just makes no difference. Can anybody point me in the right direction to what I need to compile it succesfully?

Quote:
koen@ubuntulaptop:~/Desktop/i915-20060403-linux.i386$ uname -a
Linux ubuntulaptop 2.6.15-23-386 #1 PREEMPT Thu May 18 16:42:54 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux


Quote:
Compiling...
ERROR: Kernel modules did not compile

The DRI drivers can not be installed without the latest kernel modules.
Installation will be aborted. See the dri.log file for information on
what went wrong.

koen@ubuntulaptop:~/Desktop/i915-20060403-linux.i386$ ls
dri.log drm extras i915 install.sh LICENSE pkginfo tmp.log
koen@ubuntulaptop:~/Desktop/i915-20060403-linux.i386$ more dri.log
Makefile:173: *** Cannot find a kernel config file. Gestopt.
koen@ubuntulaptop:~/Desktop/i915-20060403-linux.i386$
Noob, speaking.
 
Old 09-17-2006, 10:00 PM   #43
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Why aren't the http://dri.freedesktop.org/snapshots/ drivers being developed anymore - any one know? The latest is still i915-20060403-linux.i386 ...

And why is there a i810 and a i915 if i915 uses the i810 drivers??

In quest of S-Video on i915gm and getting the latest drivers should be a prerequisite, but now they are outdated and it is not a necssity any longer, or what?

EDIT: Aha:

From http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/Download:
Quote:
Note: Binary snapshots that are currently available for download are not up-to-date. They are likely to have bugs that are fixed in CVS/GIT in the mean time. Please do not report bugs against them.

Note: Binary snapshots are currently not being built. The value of binary snapshots with modular Xorg is questionable and technical problems make it very hard to build one snapshot that works with both modular and monolithic Xorg.
Looks like the reason to it all is the release of modular X... But then how do one get the latest drivers then?

Also, I found out that i915gm uses the i810 module and a i915.ko, that's why both is needed.

Last edited by motin; 09-17-2006 at 10:04 PM.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 12:24 AM   #44
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I think dri perhaps is on hold because intel open sourced their drivers. that means the 3 major graphics cards all have linux drivers now, and the necessity of dri is perhaps lessened a bit. I'm not sure if thats the reason, but its my theory.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 09:01 PM   #45
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Rumor had it that the 915resolution application was also supposed to be eventually incorporated into X, but I still have to run it when I boot my laptop in order to get 1400x1050.

However, it seems like the 915 driver was included with X 6.9/7.0 as I no longer have to worry about loading the driver manually like I used to.
 
  


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