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Old 03-03-2004, 03:48 PM   #1
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intel 855gm instalation

Hi all

i have an acer tm660 wiyh a centrinum cpu and a intel 855 grapic card that isn't recognized by xfree.

i have donwloaded from intel site a driver in rpm format, but it happens that it fails in one dependancy "/bin/sh", and i have confirm the existence of this file.


btw I use slackware 9.1
Old 03-05-2004, 02:49 PM   #2
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back again some in IRC has told me to download the drivers from de Intel website, i have downloaded and install them, now now the X doesn't work and it gives me the following error:

XFree86 Version 4.3.0
Release Date: 27 February 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.22 i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 16 September 2003
Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Fri Mar 5 20:10:00 2004
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"

*** If unresolved symbols were reported above, they might not
*** be the reason for the server aborting.

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
Old 03-05-2004, 04:46 PM   #3
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yep... that is the problem with those intel-drivers... got the same.

Your problem isn't that your card isn't recognized by xfree... you just don't have enough virtual memory.

Google for 855patch written by Christiaan Zietz if I remember it correctly. It is a small workaround for your bios. Try it. I got Slackware running on my dell 500m, gentoo worked. Debian Sid works...

You don't need those intel-drivers. Take the 2.6 kernel drivers for dri. It works fine for me. Unless you want to play UT2k4 with your laptop.


Last edited by shadowhunter; 03-05-2004 at 04:47 PM.
Old 03-06-2004, 04:07 AM   #4
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I still wasn't able to successfully compile the kernel 2.6.3, now i'm trying to install the new xfree 4.4.0, it has the i810 drivers included, after that i will try to compile the new kernel (patch way), if that doesn´t work, i will try the patch that you mentioned.


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