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Installing Intel GMA 950 video card in Fedora Core 5 running on Lenovo X60s

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- I have a Lenovo/Thinkpad X60s with an integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics card running Fedora Core 5
- The screen keeps flickering under Linux (it does not under XP).  I suspect the flickering is related to the video card driver.  
- By default, Fedora Core 5 has a driver labeled "i810 -- Intel Integrated Graphics Chipset".  However, this driver is not fully compatible with my Intel GMA 950 card.

How can I find & install the right driver for my video card?  If it is not available, has anybody found a work-around / compatible driver?

I am a newbie, so I would appreciate as much detail in the answer as possible.


Thank you for any help!
Carsten
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The GMA 950 is based on the 945G families, where the drivers can be downloaded here: http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/detail_desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=2301&DwnldID=9722&strOss=39&OSFullName=Linux*&lang=eng

There is also a link to a README on how to install the driver on Linux using RPM http://downloadmirror.intel.com/df-support/9722/ENG/readme.txt
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Thank you for the suggestion.  This driver only appears to work for SuSE systems.  The readme file that you referenced above, for example, only contains instructions for SuSE.  What can I do with my Fedora Core 5 system?
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I am not really sure if the rpm works on Fedora Core 5.  I don't have a system with GMA950, I would think that you should be able to try installing it using the RPMs.  If it fails go back to i810.
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