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Old 06-23-2007, 02:45 PM   #1
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Graphics Card Problem - GM965


I just received my brand new laptop, it's a Lenovo T61. I got the integrated graphics, It's the Intel GM965 X3100 chipset and there is a website for drivers in linux for it. However, being the complete linux noob that I am, I have no idea how to install them and getting my resolution to 1680 x 1050 in xorg. can someone point me in the right directions or perhaps some documentation on what to do. The website intel has is: http://intellinuxgraphics.org/documentation.html

Thanks for the help
 
Old 06-24-2007, 05:23 AM   #2
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http://intellinuxgraphics.org/install.html gives the steps on how to install the driver. Did you try any of that or where exactly do you not understand the steps?

I don't have the graphic card myself, but am sure there are others that have the driver installed, so they could tell about possible xorg.conf problems and modifications.
 
Old 06-24-2007, 06:17 AM   #3
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Hello,

Better yet - if you look on the latest -current (Slackware 12.0 Release Candidate), you'll find that it already includes the package xf86-video-intel-2.0.0-i486-1. The CVS version on intellinuxgraphics.org will always be ahead, but Pat seems to be quite up to date with his Intel video drivers.

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Old 06-24-2007, 10:21 AM   #4
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Well I did download the latest package from the Slackware repository and installed it with no hiccups and the intel_drv.so is in the driver library however when I change Driver to Intel in xorg.conf and go to launch x server I get an error:

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(EE) Failed to load module "intel" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No drivers available.
 
Old 06-24-2007, 10:30 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by aspekt9
Well I did download the latest package from the Slackware repository and installed it with no hiccups and the intel_drv.so is in the driver library however when I change Driver to Intel in xorg.conf and go to launch x server I get an error
Hmm - did you do a full upgrade to -current, or did you grab only the intel driver from -current, and remain at 11.0 for the rest of your system?

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Old 06-24-2007, 01:27 PM   #6
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Well I'm actually using backtrack2 but it is slackware based. It's a recent kernel from february if that helps at all.
 
Old 06-24-2007, 02:11 PM   #7
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Well I'm actually using backtrack2 but it is slackware based. It's a recent kernel from february if that helps at all.
Since you're not even on Slackware I'm afraid I am unable to help, as I haven't got any experience with it.

A general rule however, is that if you grab one file from -current without getting the complete thing, you will break your system. Grabbing one file from -current to run on a different distribution is definitely no better. Keep in mind that the toolchain and other very fundamental parts of Slackware have changed in -current.

If you go back to pure Slackware, please read UPGRADE.TXT before proceeding with upgrades.

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