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Re: Using the intel 82845G video card



On Mon, 21 Oct 2002, Oisin C. Feeley wrote:

> On Mon, 21 Oct 2002, Scott Hadfield wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> >   I'm trying to use the i82845G video card with RedHat 7.3. However, 
> > there was no support for this video card until the most recent version 
> > of XFree86. I was wondering if it was possible to take just the driver 
> > for that card out of cvs and somehow patch the version of XFree86 that 
> > I'm using. The reason I don't want to just install the most recent 
> > version yet is because we've got about 25 computers all running this 
> > video card and I'm worried it will be a long and painful process to do a 
> > re-install for each of these machines.
> 
> It should be possible to just build the driver for that card.  If you can 
> get the source for the module and rebuild it against the glibc and 
> kernel-headers that you have installed on RH7.3 then it should be a case 
> of compiling it and moving the new module.o into 
> /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers.  If you do a Google search for the module 
> name then you _may_ get lucky and find out that someone else has built it.  
> AFAIK it would have to have been built against a compatible kernel and 
> glibc version though.
> 
Sorry to reply to myself, but my post was incorrect according to this 
thread:
http://www.xfree86.org/pipermail/xpert/2002-August/019963.html
You'll need to completely upgrade the XFree86 and not just the drivers 
according to this.

Oisin Feeley

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