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Old 02-23-2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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Question installing the intel 910GMS driver from the source code


i m trying to install the driver for my intel 910GMS chipset in UBUNTU on my laptop -- i ve set it up to dual boot --

i downloaded the sourcecode for the driver from the intel website, using git -- however, i dont see any instructions on how to install the driver or where the code has been downloaded...i used the following command:
git-clone git://
Old 02-24-2007, 01:40 PM   #2
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Usually if you change to the directory you downloaded from git there will be a README file with instructions for how to install the driver. Generally you use "make" to build the kernel module and then insmod it into your kernel,
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After reading the existing config file, this is what i found out -- ubuntu is already using the required i-810 driver however, i need to add mroe screen resolution options: the res i want is 1280x800 ...
so i ran the driver setup by running this command given in the file:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
here i selected the resolutions that I wanted and Unselected the resolution options that I did not want! -- so there was just one resolution option checked --

despite this, when i go to system - preferences - screen resolution -- i cannot see the resolution options that i want!!
How do i correct this?

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