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Old 05-11-2006, 12:33 AM   #1
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How to install Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 in Mepis 3.4.3?


I have this laptop with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900. I have successfully installed Mepis 3.4.3 but the screen is not that good. Especially if you are watching DVD. Can someone help me out? I am kinda new to Mepis and tweaking hardwares for Linux. What packages should I download? Do I have to recompile the kernel? Please teach me the step-by-step ...Thanks.
Old 05-11-2006, 07:16 PM   #2
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For watching a dvd - make sure you have dma enabled for the dvd drive.

Here is an article about your chipset:

there is a link to a driver page.

However, you should check that there isn't already a driver package specifically for Mepis/Debian. (It is very likely there is one, and very unlikely that you will have to compile anything. Have fun.)

If you installed mepis for games/multimedia support out of the box, I'm looking at a spanish distro "LinEx" and it's home/school version "Extreme Linux". (spanish - the english page is:

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Old 07-11-2006, 05:57 AM   #3
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I have an intel graphics media accelerator (intel gma 900) as well but I can't compile the latest driver for slackware. It says gl.h wasn't found when I do make World
Thanks for any help!

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Old 07-12-2006, 07:20 AM   #4
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Use i810 driver in xorg.conf

Use i810 driver in xorg.conf

i810 driver is included with almost every distro and works well

Driver "i810"
in xorg.conf
itazev -- if you want slackware answers, please post in slackware forum -- this is the Mepis forum -- but I do suggest trying i810 driver -- will not need to compile it

Post to -- very helpful forum
Download the user guide
Use the wiki you can search it
Old 07-13-2006, 07:35 AM   #5
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cheers! I'll try that one!


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