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Old 03-26-2003, 12:26 AM   #1
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Unhappy Intel 845GL Problem...

Hi guys,
I am a newbie to linux and believe that linux is far better than windows from what my friends say. But i was trying to install Redhat Linux 7.2 and i couldnt get the graphics version running. It shows some error all the time . Then i thought MAndrake 9 would solve my problem and instaled mandrake and i found that it detects the video card but it still doesnt show the graphics version.

IT keeps saying Screens found but none useable. Then it says Fatal Error: Screen not found. What to do?? Where is the problem? in driver or something. I have been trying to figure this out for past 1 week and i am totally fedup.

Please, linux lovers out there, help me out. I would love to work in linux but please help me... so that i could work with it...

Thanks a lot
Vijay Venkatesh
Old 03-26-2003, 11:28 AM   #2
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What type of video chip is it. You can probably use the vesa driver for X to get it running.
Old 03-26-2003, 03:05 PM   #3
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The video chip i have is intel 845GL. actually it is both the video and audio chip i suppose.
Old 03-26-2003, 07:28 PM   #4
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I think the 845 integrated graphics is not supported untill XFree86 ver 4.3. RH 7.2 uses 4.1 or 4.2. You might want to go here and get the latest version. (or use RH 9 which will be released in a week or so.)
Old 03-27-2003, 05:46 AM   #5
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hey guys,
i am happy to tell you that i am posting this from my Redhat Linux 8.0 machine, and not from the Win** one. Redhat linux 8.0 supports the Intel 845 GL chipset but there are 2 problems,
The best display setting that i can get is 256 colors with 1024X768, if i want 16 bit color i can only get a resolution of 640X480 (ie the lowest one...) Also with the 256 colors running, if i open any window, the whole screen gives blurred colors here and there.
The second problem i am facing is, it audio wont be heard...

What could be the possible reasons?? Please help me out...
TThanks a lot,
Old 05-21-2003, 10:18 AM   #6
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X WIndow help

I have the same card and tried to install Red Hat 7.2 as well. Same problem man! But here's something for you:

That's gonna help you!

Old 06-17-2003, 12:10 PM   #7
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just suport in xfree86 in version 4.3.0.


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