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souta95
April 25th, 2008, 04:22 AM
Hi, I just installed Xubuntu 8.04 today on my aging eMachines 633ids using the alternate install CD. It has a Celeron 633Mhz, 256MB RAM, and the Intel i810 graphics chipset.

I need help setting it up to use the Intel drivers. Synaptic says that the xserver-xorg-video-intel package is installed.

I see no references to this driver in xorg.conf

xorg.conf is as follows:


# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "UseFBDev" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
EndSection

Thanks

overdrank
April 25th, 2008, 04:27 AM
Hi, I just installed Xubuntu 8.04 today on my aging eMachines 633ids using the alternate install CD. It has a Celeron 633Mhz, 256MB RAM, and the Intel i810 graphics chipset.

I need help setting it up to use the Intel drivers. Synaptic says that the xserver-xorg-video-intel package is installed.

I see no references to this driver in xorg.conf

xorg.conf is as follows:


# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Option "UseFBDev" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
EndSection

Thanks

Hi and have you configure you xorg
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg then you will likely see in the device section the i810 driver. You may also install the 915 resolution via synaptic manager.

souta95
April 25th, 2008, 04:47 AM
all that did was:


-user-@633ids:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
[sudo] password for -user-:
xserver-xorg postinst warning: overwriting possibly-customised configuration
file; backup in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20080424234128
-user-@633ids:~$

for the output, and the xorg.conf hasn't changed...

but thanks for the suggestion, any other ideas?

oh, I almost forgot I came across this page: http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Ubuntu_7.04/Issues/Intel_945GM_video_issues

when I did the configuration thing all it asked about was the keyboard...

overdrank
April 25th, 2008, 05:01 AM
all that did was:


-user-@633ids:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
[sudo] password for -user-:
xserver-xorg postinst warning: overwriting possibly-customised configuration
file; backup in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20080424234128
-user-@633ids:~$

for the output, and the xorg.conf hasn't changed...

but thanks for the suggestion, any other ideas?

oh, I almost forgot I came across this page: http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Ubuntu_7.04/Issues/Intel_945GM_video_issues

when I did the configuration thing all it asked about was the keyboard...

Ok have you installed the 915 resolution? Then try and reconfigure. And is there a specific issue with your grpahics you are trying to resolve.

souta95
April 25th, 2008, 05:22 AM
I installed 915 resolution and ran the command you gave again. it seemed like it processed something this time, but my xorg.conf file looks the same.

What I am trying to do is install the Intel drivers so I get better performance, and hopefully some hardware accelleration.

I will try the instructions on the dell page again and post back with the results now that the 915 resolution package is installed.

souta95
April 25th, 2008, 05:35 AM
I installed 915 resolution and ran the command you gave again. it seemed like it processed something this time, but my xorg.conf file looks the same.

What I am trying to do is install the Intel drivers so I get better performance, and hopefully some hardware accelleration.

I will try the instructions on the dell page again and post back with the results now that the 915 resolution package is installed.

No luck there, it still didn't ask anything about the video.

I decided to shut down for now and work on it some more tomorrow...

But on shutdown I did see an error message regarding 915 resolution talking about an incompatible chipset. (I am certain this has the 810 chipset, I used those drivers when I ran Windows on it)

Again, thanks for you help so far

Glaxed
April 28th, 2008, 03:58 AM
I just posted a fix on another thread..

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=770230

Arthur Archnix
May 8th, 2008, 08:46 AM
I am also looking for some ubuntu documentation on the changes made from Gutsy. It used to be a snap to pop into xorg.conf and change the device driver. Now there's just this cryptic identifier (everycard gets the same one??). You can change it via a gui-tool, that isn't in the menus (enabled or not) but that you can specify

gksudo displayconfig-gtk
But ubuntu has to record this information somewhere!? What is the file to edit? How can you cat the currently used x driver from the command line? I can't find any info on this. THe man pages don't document it because it's ubuntu specific perhaps.

presston
May 8th, 2008, 09:01 AM
did you remove your video-card from blacklist?