Re: XFree86 with i810 onboard graphics (Newbie)
On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 11:45:08AM -0600, Kent West wrote:
> 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.
Instead of fully using sid or testing, you might checkout the woody
backports available at:
> >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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