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Old 03-03-2005, 07:43 PM   #1
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Slackware 10.1 X Video issues....


OK, so Ive searched this site for resolutions to my problem, but no avail. if you know of a previous thread that has my answers, please point me in the right direction.

So Ive installed 10.1 on an older machine. all works well except X does not like my onboard Intel i810 video chip. I have run xorgsetup (which yields a config that gives me scrambled video) and also have run xorgconfig. After correctly putting in my monitor refresh rates and using the #15 driver for my X setup, I still get scrambled video in X. The windows also get partially drawn if drawn at all. Does anyone have any clues for me. Ive tried just about all I can figure

Right now Im using the VESA driver at 800x600, but it sucks pretty bad.

Thanks,
Dave

ps. I have a screenshot if anyone is interested.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 08:13 PM   #2
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VESA should support up to 1024x768, but I think it also only addresses 1mb of memory. It could also be your monitor.

In any event, have you tried lowering the default bit depth to 16 bits? Or even 8 bits? That should allow you to have a higher resolution.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 08:47 PM   #3
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Ive actually tried almost all res and bit depth combinations. All produce the same garbled video when using the i810 driver.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 09:27 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by davidingram
Ive actually tried almost all res and bit depth combinations. All produce the same garbled video when using the i810 driver.
I have the i810 as well, and I also set all the values correct in xorg.conf and had the exact same problem your having.... I came to the conclusion that the card is unsupported by slackware. I don't know for sure, but then I installed RH9 and it worked like a charm.... its strange. so I have to use RH9 on that box
 
Old 03-03-2005, 10:05 PM   #5
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yes, all other distros I have used seemed to work just fine with the card. I just prefer slackware. So i wish I could figure this damn thing out. Still tweaking though...
 
Old 03-03-2005, 10:36 PM   #6
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my i810 works perfectly in all forms of suse and in slack 10. but slack 10.1 is a definate problem for me too. i've tried several different configs...and i've upgraded xorg from 6.8.1 to 6.8.2 which *seems* to help, but i'm still less than impressed, so still searching for the answer...
 
Old 03-04-2005, 12:53 AM   #7
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This is what I did to correct this problem

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=288091

Let me know if it helps
 
Old 03-04-2005, 05:20 PM   #8
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Here is a link to my screenshot. http://box.crackmonkey.us/screenies/2687.jpg
 
Old 03-04-2005, 07:58 PM   #9
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So Ive installed Xorg 6.8.2 and all seems well now. I guess it was just a bug. Thanks for the help all.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 11:29 PM   #10
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xorg 6.8.2 made a difference for me, but i didn't have nearly the problem you show in your screenshot. i've still got a little tweaking to do before i'm comfortable with it...but then again, for me linux seems to be all about tweaking.
glad it worked for ya
 
  


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