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Re: i810 in X 4.1/2



On Sun, Aug 25, 2002 at 03:14:59PM -0700, Jim McCloskey wrote:
> 
> I just upgraded a Dell Optiplex with the onboard i810 graphics
> controller from potato to woody.
> 
> It's great to have integrated support for the i810, rather than having
> to futz around downloading special drivers from Intel.
> 
> I have one question: is there any advantage to be gained from
> explicitly setting a value for VideoRam in the "Device" section?
> Nothing in the docs at the Xfree site suggest this, but I've seen
> recommendations here and there on the net that it can be a good
> idea. The log at present reports:
> 
> (II) I810(0): I810CheckAvailableMemory: 95228k available
> (==) I810(0): Will alloc AGP framebuffer: 8192 kBytes

In XFree86 4.0.1, at least, the amount of video RAM available allocated
in the absence of a VideoRam line on i810 machines was something like
512kB.

Too little for most people's purposes.

Maybe this is different now?

> On a separate (I think) matter: there's a slight but annoying flicker
> at the moment on the screen. How might I eliminate this?

Don't know about that.

What refresh rate is being used?

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