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Re: Intel 845



Well, after all that, it still doesn't work.  But the good news is that the
new code gives me a decent diagnostic when "startx" fails.  It tells me the
BIOS only supports 640x480 mode.  I had encountered another site that told
me to change the BIOS parameter to allocate 8MB for video, but the BIOS
doesn't have that function at all.  Since a new video card is likely to be
cheaper than a new BIOS, it looks like that's the only reasonable direction
left to go.

Thanks for the try.

On Fri, Nov 29, 2002 at 08:00:07PM -0500, Jeffrey Ross wrote:
> this is good the blind leading the blind.... I just installed RH version
> then just installed the version I built.  it appeared as if all the  
> important directories were overwritten with the new version and everything 
> worked.
> 
> > 
> > (There's a reason I joined the "newbie" list. :) )
> > 
> > Although I have no fear of building from a CVS checkout, I have had enough
> > experience doing that that I do have a couple of questions.  Since this is
> > a Redhat new install, all the X stuff exists as RPM-installed stuff.  I
> > just did "rpm -qa | grep XFree86" and got a long list of packages.  In a
> > simple case, I would delete the existing package so there wouldn't be any
> > collisions caused by the new one.  This seems like a pretty complex issue
> > in XFree86's case.  Do you have any suggestions for me?
> > 
> > On Fri, Nov 29, 2002 at 06:52:54PM -0500, Jeffrey Ross wrote:
> > > the answer is upgrade the X software. Pull the X software that is available via
> > > the CVS tree.  If you have all the required libraries loaded you should be able
> > > to just do a "make World"
> > > 
> > > Jeff
> > > > 
> > > > I have a brand-new Dell Dimension 2300 with a brand-new install of RedHat
> > > > 8.0, and I cannot get X running.  The video is an Intel 845 with 32MB of
> > > > RAM, and the monitor is a KDS VS-70.  I have tried every combination of
> > > > video driver and monitor selection that remotely makes sense.
> > > > 
> > > > The xf86config selector gives the 845 as an option, then tells me it's
> > > > using an i810 driver.  I notice that the resulting XF86Config file has the
> > > > VideoRam entry commented out.  I holds the value I entered, but since it's
> > > > commented out, it's kind of pointless.
> > > > 
> > > > Intel's support site recommends using the vesa driver, and I've tried that.
> > > > 
> > > > When I run redhat-config-xfree86, it fails, with a report from ddcprobe
> > > > that invalid data is returned, but when I run ddcprobe manually, it reports
> > > > everything correctly, except that it thinks I have 0 bytes of video ram.
> > > > 
> > > > Any help will be appreciated, even if only that my next step is popping $40
> > > > for a video card.
> > > > -- 
> > > > Daryl Lee
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> > Daryl Lee
> > Marietta, GA
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