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Re: XFree86 with i810 onboard graphics (Newbie)

Allan Cairns wrote:

Sorry if this is repeating a topic you've seen a dozen times before but I'm having real trouble starting X on my old celery 400 with the Intel i810 onboard graphics chip.

I installed Debian Woody fresh and selected the i810 chip from the list. I also went conservative with my monitor settings as it's an old and crappy 14". On completion of the install and package install (done over web), it rebooted and tried to start x (GDM) over the text login prompt. After two or three goes it comes up with an error and asks me if I want to view the log (attached). It then asks me if I want it to try and configure X - this makes no difference.

I suspect you used the default 2.2 kernel (uname -a); you'll probably want to upgrade to a 2.4.x kernel to get better support on that board. If "lspci" recognizes your video card, you're probably okay; if it says something like "unknown chipset", you'll want to upgrade your kernel.

You might also want to upgrade to testing or to sid for newer X packages for better support also.

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Generic Video Card"
        Driver          "i810"
        VideoRam        8192
        Option          "UseFBDev"              "true"

You might also try turning UseFBDev off (set it to "false").


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