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Re: problem installing i810 motherboard

> Hi,
> I am trying to install linux on my system which already has Windows 98.
> I got linux installed (not the X Window) but it doesnt recognize my
> video card. I have a Intel 810 motherboard with integrated sound and
> video card. I found this link

sound card your on your own there i haven't used an i810
board with i810 audio(didn't know there was such a thing).

i setup several i810(Dell GX110) systems at my previous job,
and it was a pain at first but once i got the hang of it, it
was easy.

I hear Xfree86 4.x is easier to get working with i810 but i don't
use that i use Xfree 3.3.6.

anyways. what i did was download the source of xfree86 3.3.6
from ftp.xfree86.org. extract it, and find the agpgart module
hidden in the source tree (find . -name "agp*") and compile
it for your kernel, typically just cd to that directory and
type 'make'. this requires kernel source/headers to be installed
as well. provided that is successful copy that module to
/lib/modules/`uname -r`/misc

or something, thats the place i usually put it.


modprobe agpgart

the module should load

then configure X with xf86config(i dont think i810 worked with
XF86Setup i don't remember though). be sure to have XF86_SVGA
installed, it is in the xserver-svga package. all should be
well. put agpgart in /etc/modules and next time you reboot
it will load automatically.

there are many versions of agpgart, at the time, with my testing
only one of them worked(i tried about 4 different ones), and
that is the one included with xfree86 3.3.6 source.

there are drivers on intel's site that may make the process
easier, but i try to limit the amount of 3rd party stuff i 
install, in this case it is just 1 kernel module(1 file)

i also tried getting GLX working at the time(almost a year ago)
and was not very successful. i really learned to hate the
i810 video chip. we eventually replaced those cards with
voodoo3 3000 pci..much better!@ 

good luck.


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