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Old 10-09-2004, 11:06 AM   #1
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No more than 75 Hz with Intel 865 VGA

Hi everibody.

I have Linux Mandrake 10.0 (2.6.3-7mdk-p3-smp-64GB) running with Intel D865GBF M/B, VGA embedded; monitor is Philips 107x2. I can set it up at 1024x768, 85 Hz, on Windows XP, resulting in a smooth display. On Linux I only can set 1024x768, 75 Hz, which results in an annoying flicker, though I could set it at 800x600, 85 Hz.

Intel has no support for Mandrake (it has for RedHat). I read through these forums and it seems to me I could make some changes in the X config files but I don't want modify anything without good info. I wouldn't like to reinstall Linux as I had to --I'm new on Linux and breaking and fixing things is a hard way to learn

Can somebody help me? Thank you all.


Old 11-15-2004, 05:32 PM   #2
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Change the graphics adaptor to i810. It should work with no problem. MDK 10 implements 6.7 instead of Xfree 86. Hence solutions by intel may not work.

Old 11-15-2004, 08:43 PM   #3
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Also the maximum refresh rates reported by the X installers is directly related to the screen modelines.

Translation: You may need to choose another monitor type while running XFDrake with the DM service killed, while logged in as root.


log in as root on a text console [ALT][CTRL][F1]


service dm stop

and run XFDrake


Choose a different monitor and TEST your settings.


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