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Old 06-06-2005, 01:13 AM   #16
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Allright, I think something really interesting arrived
I visited Intel's page and found new official drivers for 855GME!

Here they are:
http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scri...9&submit=Go%21

And also Embedded drivers are located here:
http://www.intel.com/design/intarch/...cs_drivers.htm

PDF:
http://download.intel.com/design/int...f/25355906.pdf
ftp://download.intel.com/design/inta...s/27404105.pdf

just found it about few minutes ago. But After reading readme I found out that some problems may occur with kernel patches. They are supplied only for FC2, MDK10 and SUSE official kernels.

Anyway it must be tryed!

Last edited by VertX; 06-06-2005 at 10:34 AM.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 02:01 AM   #17
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Great! That's really interesting! I'm gonna check it out as soon as I can. It would be so good if they got things working!!

(the first link was broken, by the way; but I'm gonna start off skimming the PDFs). Thanks a lot for this info!
 
Old 06-06-2005, 10:38 AM   #18
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I corrected the first link. It contains the main drivers
 
Old 06-09-2005, 06:11 PM   #19
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I'm having problems
I Downloaded Intel Embedded drivers. This section also contains PDF about 855GME (previously I told that lost it

I copied all drivers to XORG's folders (as it was written in PDF), and was able to run Intel's utility for swithing to TV.
But it gives some errors on start.
The problem is that I can't set up xorg.conf correctly.

If you were sucessful, post any info here
 
Old 06-10-2005, 03:32 AM   #20
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I haven't really succeeded with anything yet. What we could do is to post our xorg.confs and see if we learn anything from the other's. Mine is a bit messy. I'm not getting dual head to work, but I have different sections for different monitors and if I want to use the external one I just edit the serverlayout. You'll for example see that "ExternalMonitor" is commented here.

There is also a section for TV that might help you, but I've never had a chance to try it... Tell me how it goes

xorg.conf

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Work in Progress"
#	Screen	0	"ExternalScreen" 0 0
	Screen  0	"InternalScreen" 0 0
#	Screen	1	"ExternalScreen" RightOf "InternalScreen"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Synaptics TouchPad" "AlwaysCore"
        InputDevice    "USB Mouse" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"  "true"
 	Option  "BlankTime"  "7"  # Blank the screen after 10 minutes (Fake)
#	Option  "StandbyTime"  "15"  # Turn off screen after 15 minutes (DPMS)
#	Option  "SuspendTime"  "20"  # Full suspend after 20 minutes
	Option  "OffTime"  "13"  # Turn off after half an hour
EndSection

Section "Files"
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
    FontPath 	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath 	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath 	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath 	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath 	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath 	"/usr/local/share/fonts"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load  "ddc"  # ddc probing of monitor
	Load  "GLcore"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "glx"
        Load  "bitmap" # bitmap-fonts
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "record"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard"
	Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "CoreKeyboard"
	Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
	Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option "XkbLayout" "se"

EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "USB Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
        Option          "Protocol"              "IMPS/2"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
        Option          "Buttons"               "5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics TouchPad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
        Option          "LeftEdge"              "1700"
        Option          "RightEdge"             "5300"
        Option          "TopEdge"               "1700"
        Option          "BottomEdge"            "4200"
        Option          "FingerLow"             "25"
        Option          "FingerHigh"            "30"
        Option          "MaxTapTime"            "180"
        Option          "MaxTapMove"            "220"
        Option          "VertScrollDelta"       "100"
        Option          "MinSpeed"              "0.06"
        Option          "MaxSpeed"              "0.12"
        Option          "AccelFactor"           "0.0010"
        Option          "SHMConfig"             "on"
        Option          "Repeater"              "/dev/ps2mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"InternalMonitor"
	Option	"DPMS"	"true"
	HorizSync    28.0 - 96.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 62.0
	Modeline "1280x768" 80.14 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 795
	Modeline "1024x768" 65.00 1024 1047 1183 1343 768 770 776 805
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier "ExternalMonitor"
	Option "DPMS" "true"
	HorizSync	30.0-83.0
	VertRefresh	56.0-76.0
	Modeline "1280x1024"  138.54  1280 1368 1504 1728  1024 1025 1028 1069
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
  Identifier   "Television"
  HorizSync    30-68
  VertRefresh  50-120
# fbset -fb /dev/fb1 -x
  Mode "720x576"
    # D: 42.600 MHz, H: 45.127 kHz, V: 74.963 Hz
    DotClock 42.601
    HTimings 720 760 832 944
    VTimings 576 577 580 602
    Flags    "-HSync" "-VSync"
  EndMode
EndSection


Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Intel"
	Driver      "i810"
#	BusID		"PCI:0:2:0"
#	Option		"MonitorLayout" "LFP,CRT"
#	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
VideoRam	65536
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "InternalScreen"
	Device     "Intel"
	Monitor    "InternalMonitor"
	DefaultColorDepth 24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     16
		Modes "1280x768" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes "1024x768" "1280x768" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
		ViewPort	0 0
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     32
		Modes "1280x768" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"ExternalScreen"
	Device	"Intel"
	Monitor	"ExternalMonitor"
	DefaultColorDepth 24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth	24
		Modes "1280x1024"
		ViewPort	0 0
	EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "TVScreen"
    Device      "Intel"
    Monitor     "Television"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth   24
        Modes   "768x576"
        ViewPort 0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection


Section "DRI"
	Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
	Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
Good luck
 
Old 06-13-2005, 02:51 PM   #21
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I recieved this message today from one user, owner of 855gme/tvout laptop
didn't try it yet. Going to test it soon

> Hi!
> I was browsing through the xorg archives and saw your message about
> tv-out.
> I'm using nvtv to change resolutions and to change from NTSC to PAL.
> I'm attaching the patch i made needed to have basic support for the
> card. Apply with:
> cd nvtv ; patch -p1 < ../nvtv-i855.diff
>
> To use nvtv you need:
> - go to the "Config" section of nvtv and choose the videocard with
> the
> busID 00:02.0. It will detect the tv-encoder.
> - Choose "TV on" on the bottom
> - Choose "AutoApply"on the bottom.
> - Go to the "Mode" section and choose the TV System and then choose
> the
> resolution you want.
> This resolution selection only changes the tv-encoder resolution, EX:
> if
> you have configured the screen to be 1024x768 and select 800x600 it
> will
> show part of the screen. If your screen is 800x600 and you choose
> 1024x768 it will show the 800x600 screen and some garbage on the
> right
> and below (not visible framebuffer memory).
> You also need to use:
> Option "MonitorLayout" "TV,LFP" instead of
> Option "MonitorLayout" "LFP,TV" in Xorg.conf
>
> Hope this helps!

The patch he attached is attached to this message. I would highly
recommend you use nvtv with the attached patch instead of fiddling with
Intel's binary-only driver. Although that driver enables all
functionality of the Intel graphics hardware, including odd video modes
that have historically been trouble for the open-source i810 driver,
configuration was a hassle for me (you had to compile part of the config
file!) and it turned out the sacrafice in system stability was not worth
it.


HTH,
Andrew

the patch attechaed here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...270#post210270
 
Old 06-21-2005, 11:51 AM   #22
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Wow! That's great stuff. Thanks alot. I'm gonna try this as soon as I can. I have been working on the countryside the last week - and will do it for another two weeks - so I might not be too fast replying... I'm seeing an opening to remove that annoying winxp partition on my drive, which is eating 10 precious gigabytes
 
Old 06-27-2005, 08:43 AM   #23
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Hey Vert, I'm still on the countryside, working. I have this one day off, so I thought I'd just ask you how it's going. Did you get the tv out working with nvtv? Cheers.
 
Old 06-27-2005, 09:20 AM   #24
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Hi
I'm too busy now also, some problems with colledge
I tryed new solutions about 1-2 weeks ago but with no luck maybe because I didn't play too much with xorg.conf

Good luck at countryside
 
Old 07-05-2005, 05:48 PM   #25
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Wow! I'm getting very hopeful! Did you ever try nvtv? I just installed it and it detects the chrontel 7011, and the i810 card (Here's a screenshot). The problem I'm having now is that I don't have a TV around to try it out. Also, if you can get a hold of the person who submitted the nvtv patch, do you think you could ask him to post his xorg.conf here, for future reference... Thanks.
 
Old 07-12-2005, 05:06 PM   #26
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I had the same screenshot. But I didn't play with Xorg.conf.

here's the answer from Andrew Barr (he was sucessful in enabling TV-out):

I don't use S-Video out, I got it working once and never used it. So I
don't have a reference Xorg.conf file, sorry.

You need a TV-encoder compatible resolution set (1024x768 or lower in my
case), and the following line in Xorg.conf, under your video hardware's
"Device" section:

Option "MonitorLayout" "TV,LFP"

I don't remember the order of the parameters and it *does* matter, so if
you have problems switch them around.


It will be really great to make Intel's driver work, case it has chrontel modules compiled and a lot of tv-out options to play with X.org. Did you try Intel's driver?

Last edited by VertX; 07-12-2005 at 05:08 PM.
 
Old 07-12-2005, 05:41 PM   #27
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For Intel drivers here is another solution:

Hi, All

I succeded in using new intel driver. (I have Intel GME 855 in Amilo M7405)

For that purpose I
1) did all the stuff from the README of intel driver (copied all the .so , and .a libraries to appropriate place etc.)
2) have corrected my xorg.conf
in Section "Module" you should add the following lines(if haven't them before)
Load "dri"
Load "drm"
Load "portctl"
Load "glx"
EndSection

and in Section "Device" you should have
Identifier "IntelEGD"
Driver "intel"
Option "DisplayDetect" "Yes"
Option "PortDrivers" "lvds"
Option "PortCtl" "Yes"
Option "PortOrder" "4"
EndSection

and put also
Device "IntelEGD"
in
Section "Screen"


After that the intel driver will work, and the utilities from intel will not show any errors
But in fact DRI still does not work for me (in my Xorg.0.log I have
(II) INTEL(0): DRI: Off
)


Sergey


If driver & utilities from intel works, the tv-out should work also!
 
Old 07-13-2005, 04:17 AM   #28
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Thanks for the replies! I'm gonna see what I can do before I go back to the countryside in a couple of days.

To be honest I was actually sort of ticked off by all the fail-reports on the intel-drivers, so I never tried. But I'm gonna give it a shot this time to see what happens. I'll let you know
 
Old 07-18-2005, 07:15 AM   #29
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Heh guys,

Hope you don't mind if I join your conversation but I have been trying to get svideo out working on my new laptop for a few days now and yours has been the most useful looking post I've seen. I'll be trying all your suggestions over the next few days. I'll let you know how I go.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 05:28 AM   #30
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You're welcome!

As for me, I think that Intel's Embedded Graphics Drivers may solve the problem. nvtv gives just basic tv-out functionality, for example no one can get 1024x768 work with it. Anyway, I didn't find anyone who was able (or tryed) tv-out with Intel's drivers

New Intel Embedded Graphics Drivers arrived.

(Ver4.0, 6/23/2005).

This archive contains (again) patch for intel-agp.c. But for kernel 2.6.5-1.358 (Patch for Fedora 2.6.5-1.358 kernel) (again). It have to be fixed so it can be applied to latest kernel versions.

Maybe I should install clean FC2 and test it? SIC!

I found this post , where someone has the same problem as mine. I think, It's because he didn't apply this patch or didn't install dripkg (as I didn't).

The bad thing with Intel drivers, that they doesn't support widescreen (1280x768) like i810 driver. I don't know if Intel driver will work with 855resolution or something.

P.S Did you guys tried i810tvout? I had problems with compiling.
 
  


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