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Re: XFree86 with i810 onboard graphics (Newbie)

on Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 11:45:08AM -0600, Kent West (westk@acu.edu) wrote:
> Allan Cairns wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >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.

Alternatively, use a current bootable CD distro (Knoppix, LNX-BBC,
Morphix, Damn Small Linux, etc.), and do a chroot install.  This is
covered in section 3.7 of the official Debian Installation manual or at


Advantage:  You're booting a current kernel with strong HW support, and
have automatic detection and configuration of most (if not all) of
you're system's hardware.


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
  Gentoo is one step on the long road from Debian to Debian.

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