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Re: Not able to make Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express (rev 03) work with X 6.8.2

On 5/20/05, Matej Cepl <cepl@surfbest.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've bought new Dell Inspiron 2200 (I had to buy it when it was just $600)
> notebook, which has
> Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev
> 03)
> graphic card (see attached output of lspci -v). I have tried to make it work
> with vanilla Debian/Sarge (using XFree86 4.3.0.dfsg.1-12.0.1 0), but when
> it didn't work I have now installed Xorg packages with 6.8.2-10debian1 from
> <http://neo.wh-stuttgart.de sarge/xorg> and now I am able to have 1024x768
> with VESA driver (see attached output of xdpyinfo and glxinfo), which is
> usable but 61Hz still is not that pleasant as I would love to have and the
> display is visibly blinking. Is it possible to make this notebook work with
> native i810 drivers?
> I tried attached xorg.conf, but when I tried to start it, although it seems
> that there is something going on when I run '/etc/init.d/kdm restart' (like
> switching display to another mode or something), but the result is that I
> get completely black display. I mean, it is really black, not blank, with
> slightly lighter share of gray than when the display is switched off.
> I do not see any clue in the attached Xorg.0.log -- apparently I do not have
> DRI (why, I have compiled in the kernel all required modules and it seems
> that they are correctly loaded; see also attached), but it shouldn't be
> fatal, should it?
> Does anybody see what I am doing wrong? Did anybody make Dell Inspiron 2200
> work with Xorg?
> Thanks a lot for any advice,

you need to use xorg from cvs.  As I recall support for the mobile
915s wasn't added until after 6.8.2 was released.  You can grab binary
snapshots here:


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