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Old 06-17-2005, 06:34 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10.1 having trouble with onboard Intel 82865G Graphics card.

I am trying to install Mandrake 10.1 on my system (the specs for which are listed below). The problem is that the GUI of linux looks really munted, however the text based linux (when running in failsafe mode) works okay. I also have Windows XP and have got a 10GB partition for the linux installation. I need linux running on my comp really urgently! I appreciate any help regarding this problem.

I think the problem may be my onboard Intel Extreme Graphics. HELP!

My system (I used Lavalys Everest to extract the following):
Dell Dimension 4600i

Video Adapter Properties
Device Description: Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller
Adapter String: Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller
BIOS String: Intel Video BIOS
Chip Type: Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller
DAC Type: Internal
Installed Drivers: ialmrnt5 (
Memory Size: 96 MB

Monitor Properties
Monitor Name: Dell E773s
Monitor Type: CRT
Max. Visible Display Size: 32 cm x 24 cm (15.7")
Picture Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Horizontal Frequency: 30 - 70 kHz
Vertical Frequency: 50 - 160 Hz
Maximum Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Gamma: 2.20

Supported Video Modes
640 x 480 135 Hz
800 x 600 110 Hz
1024 x 768 85 Hz
1152 x 864 75 Hz
1280 x 1024 65 Hz

I have done installing the intel drivers from their website, with mesa, kernel-source, and ed all installed. Just when I try to install the actual intel driver it gives me this weird error

ERROR: AGPGART module did not compile
ERROR: AGPGART module did not compile - AGP module turned off in kernel??
ERROR: Kernel modules did not compile

The DRI drivers cannot be installed without the latest kernel modules. Installation will be aborted. See the dri.log file for information on what went wrong.

Package is installed, but not configured.

You'll need to use rpm -e to remove this package before re-installing.

I have been recommended to go into mcc, then Display, and then try out different combinations to see which ones work, but I just can't find the right combination! Any help??

Thank you heaps.
Old 06-17-2005, 09:45 PM   #2
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I'll move this question into the Mandriva forum to give it the attention it deserves, however, can you clarify a few things?

So you have Mandrake installed, but you can't get the graphical environment to work?

What are you trying in order to get this to work (prior to installing intel's drivers)?

How are you trying to install the drivers?

And, for you, as a response to the error. A suggestion would be to install your kernel sources from your install CD or from a mirror using urpmi. This may be all that is necessary so that the DRI module can be compiled against your current kernel version.

Old 06-18-2005, 06:38 PM   #3
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I hope its not too late but I've already posted this question on the mandriva forum, before I did here. I was going to put a hyperlink to the forum post on mandriva in my post here but it wouldn't let me put the hyperlink since I haven't made at least 5 posts here.

Sorry if it causes any inconvenience to anyone.

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I've had this problem. Go into your bios and change the memory setting for your video card from 1mb to 8mb and you'll be good to go.
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Thank you so much! That worked perfectly.
Any one who wants to know the details about the other steps I performed before doing what maladin said above, look for the entry called "Problems installing Mandrake 10.1 (X doesn't work)" in the forum.

I just have one tiny problem now, before when I said go into linux it used to go into the GUI straight away (and be all distorted). Now when I say go into linux it goes to the text-only interface asking me for my username and password, then I have to type "startx" and then it works.

Does anyone know how to make it go into a "Graphical" "login" screen? Not critical but would be nice to have a more pleasant welcome screen

Thanks heaps

Old 06-22-2005, 06:53 PM   #6
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Just realised that I mispelt Maldain's name, oops sorry.

Thanks Maldain!

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No problem. Glad I could pay back some of the massive help I've recieved from this set of boards.


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