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Old 06-02-2006, 10:01 PM   #1
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Please help me with the display of a Dell Inspiron 6400

This latop is capable of displaying 1680x1050, and in fact, I was able to with Ubuntu (Drapper Draker beta). Back then, I had to use 915resolution and was happy ever after.

Unfortunately, I *must* use a rpm-based distribution, and settled on CentOS. the installation went fine, except I can't get the correctly resolution (1280x1024) with the VESA driver is the best I can get.

I've googled left and right, north and south, with little pointers, however:

* I can't seem to get X to work with the i810 driver, that is assuming I indeed have such driver available. Here's the output of X if I try:

X Window System Version 6.8.2
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-34.EL i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.9-34.0.1.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed May 24 08:14:29 CDT 2006 i686
Build Date: 04 May 2006
Build Host:

        Before reporting problems, check //wiki.X.Org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.9-34.0.1.ELsmp (buildcentos@build-i386) (gcc version 3.4.5 20051201 (Red Hat 3.4.5-2)) #1 SMP Wed May 24 08:14:29 CDT 2006
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/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed May 31 22:25:32 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(WW) I810: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0:2:1) found
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
 for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

XIO:  fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"^M
      after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.^M
* There seems to be some indication that the kernel is outdated for this driver? I'm running 2.6.9... I'd upgrade in a heartbeat but rather

* Some posts I've read indicates that the driver had to be downloaded separately. If that's the case, how is it installed (And subsequently loaded?)

thanks for your kind help
Old 06-04-2006, 10:21 AM   #2
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hi there,
afaik i810 is a kernel module. you need to be sure that the module is loaded. afterwards you can use it in xorg.conf just fine.
about the resolution problem, you need to post the relevant part of your xorg.conf file.


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