Sound + Video Issues
After relocating my Linux drive to my new computer, I've been able to
resolve most problems; however a few remain:
Audio -- ???
Video -- i810 works (Direct Rendering: NO), however i915 doesn't
# lspci -v (excerpts)
0000:00:1b.0 0403: Intel Corp. 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High
Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 2a09
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
Memory at cfe38000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
Capabilities:  Message Signalled Interrupts: 64bit+
Capabilities:  #10 
0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82915G Express
Chipset Family Graphics Controller (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company: Unknown device 2a08
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 169
Memory at cfe80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
I/O ports at b800 [size=8]
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at cfe40000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
# modprobe i915
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:02.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
[drm] Initialized i915 1.1.0 20040405 on minor 0: Intel Corp. 82915G
Express Chipset Family Graphics Controller
# cat syslog (excerpt)
kernel: ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:02.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) ->
kernel: [drm] Initialized i915 1.1.0 20040405 on minor 0: Intel Corp.
82915G Express Chipset Family Graphics Controller
udev: configured rule in '/etc/udev/rules.d/udev.rules'
applied, 'card0' becomes 'dri/%k'
udev: creating device node '/dev/dri/card0'
My /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 loads both "glx" and "dri". Additionally the
DRI section is set to 0666. After extensive googling and reading BUG
#257062 I added:
deb http://debian.uni-klu.ac.at/debian.uniklu sarge/uniklu/desktop \
main contrib non-free main-uk contrib-uk non-free-uk
to my sources.list and ran `apt-get update` and `apt-get upgrade`,
which pulled in (among other things) the modified xserver-xfree86.
This enabled me to use the "i810" driver in my XF86Config-4; however I
still cannot use "i915" despite being able to successfully modprobe the
# cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log | grep i915
(II) LoadModule: "i915"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module i915
(II) UnloadModule: "i915"
(EE) Failed to load module "i915" (module does not exist, 0)
I'm curious why I can modprobe the module and yet xserver-xfree86
purports the module does not exist...
# find /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/ -name i915.ko
For the time being i810 is tolerable, but I'd really like to be able to
enable Direct Rendering (and use the i915 module).
I've modprobed just about every sound module I could find, but the only
one that output any text was i810_audio. Several modules showed that
udev created new devices in syslog, but nothing seemed to bring in the
Googling returned that a few people have successfully used either
i810_audio or snd-intel8x0; however neither appear to work for me.
Granted this may be merely due to my inability to bring in the mixer.
I think I may be able to resolve the rest myself if I can figure out
which module to load for the mixer...
THANKS (A BUNCH) IN ADVANCE!!!
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