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Old 01-16-2004, 07:11 PM   #1
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Question please someone, do explain this to me...

can anyone please explain to me the thing with AGPGART, DRI, and XFree86, i am so confused right now that am staring at my laptop, slackware shell and all i see is those damn AGPGART, DRI, MODULES, XFree86, accelerated, not accelerated, 3d no 3d, opengl, no opengl... *aahhhh* can't take it any more! HELP!

I got a HP OmniBook Xe3 laptop with a Intel 830M graphics card, what do i need to do (dont worry i know all about compiling kernel, been doin that all day.. ) to get XFree86 working in i guess accelerated mode with dri 830 module, or driver?? see i just dont get it...
can i get opengl to work in xfree86? i know that the 830M has opengl support....
how do you rally know that xfree is running with hardware support?

and the one more nice thing, how in the gods name do you get xfree running in 1400x1050? i would kill for this...

and does the bloody i810 driver have to be loaded for xfree to get it to work with 830M

i have no idea what am talking about right now... any advice would be very good for my sleep right now, thanx..


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Old 01-16-2004, 08:25 PM   #2
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I do not know if your Dell is the same as an HP Omnibook Xe3, but it seems that this is what it is generally known as.

This site may help you:

there is info here (some that applies to the debian distro admittedly) but you may be able to find some help here.

in particular,

may have some useful tips for you, although you should bear in mind that he is using an earlier kernel version.

good luck, you will get there...
Old 01-16-2004, 09:00 PM   #3
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In order to get X running in 1400x1050 you will have to edit the XF86Config in /etc/X11. Locate the Screen Sections part and put "1400x1050" in before the first resolution, for the colour depth you are running at.

Hope it helps.
Old 01-17-2004, 10:44 AM   #4
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in order to find the right config for ur X, run this command as root
copy the line with the info about ur card, eg. mine is
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X (rev 5c)
copy a significant part, like "ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X"
go to google search engine, paste it and add XF86Config
same for your monitor, since it's a laptop type "OmniBook Xe3 XF86Config" in google.. look around for the
Section "Device"
Section "Screen"
you'll want to add these to your /etc/X11/XF86Config
Old 01-17-2004, 11:37 AM   #5
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first, thanx for all of your replys, its very appriciated.


thanx for the tip, i'll check that out as soon i got the time..


thanx for the reply, but thats something i allready tried and it doesn seem to work that easy, if i do that, the x trows me back to 640x480..


i do have a HP it is me that wrote wrong, hehe, so its not a DELL its a HP omnibook i have. thanx for the link, i'll really going to check those out.

well, else i got the hang of DRI stuff and thing with xfree, all i have to discover now is how to get the resolution working, that is 1400x1050 in X, ao ill go and check all the nice tips i got from you guys.. thanx again... i'll write back here with the results...



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