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intel q35 chipset on linux

Posted on 2007-11-30
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Hello,

I am having problems making Fedora7 graphics work with Q35 chipset - video
drivers
do not seem to recognize the hardware.
I installed the latest i810 driver and the Intel driver (iegd) to no
results.
Is this chipset supported on Linux? Intel says it is http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=2159&OSFullName=Linux*&lang=eng&strOSs=39&submit=Go%21
but did anyone actually make it work?

thanks


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I have a i810 video card too and it works, I attached a copy of my xorg.conf (you should double check the monitor settings as yours should probably be different)

You also need to add support to the kernel if it isn't already there.. or you might need to load the module if it's compiled as a module...

You can type in the console:
dmesg | grep i810

you should be able to see if it has been detected by the kernel at boot... if it hasn't, it probably means you need to had i810 support to your kernel

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Section "Module"

    Load        "dbe"  	# Double buffer extension

    Load        "extmod"

    Load        "type1"

    Load        "freetype"

    Load       "glx"

    Load       "dri"

EndSection
 

Section "Files"

    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"

    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"

    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"

    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/misc"

    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"

    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"

    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"

    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"

    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"

    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"

    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"

    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/OTF/"

    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"

    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"

    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

EndSection
 

Section "ServerFlags"

    Option "DontZap"

EndSection
 

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier	"Keyboard1"

    Driver	"kbd"

    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"

    Option "XkbRules"	"xorg"

    Option "XkbModel"	"pc104"

    Option "XkbLayout"	"us"

EndSection
 

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier  "Mouse1"

Driver      "mouse"

Option      "Protocol" "auto"

Option      "Device" "/dev/mouse"

Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "false"

EndSection
 

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "AOC"

    HorizSync   30.0 - 70.0

    VertRefresh 60.0 -75.0

EndSection
 

Section "Device"

    Identifier	"Standard VGA"

    VendorName	"Unknown"

    BoardName	"Unknown"

    Driver     "vga"

EndSection
 

Section "Device"

    Option "DRI"

    Identifier  "i810"

    Driver      "i810"

    VendorName  "Intel Corp."

    BoardName   "82815 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller]"

    BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"

EndSection
 

Section "Screen"

    Identifier  "Screen 1"

    Device      "i810"

    Monitor     "AOC"

    DefaultDepth 16
 

    Subsection "Display"

        Depth       16

        Modes       "1280x960"

        ViewPort    0 0

    EndSubsection

    Subsection "Display"

        Depth       24

        Modes       "1280x960"

        ViewPort    0 0

    EndSubsection

EndSection
 

Section "ServerLayout"

    Identifier  "Simple Layout"

    Screen "Screen 1"

    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"

    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection

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by:ole111
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I have GMA3100 video with that chipset, all integrated.
What version of i810 driver are you using? I've heard it should be at least 2.2
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I use the driver that comes with the 2.6.x kernel.. I didn't download anything from intel
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Unfortunately changing xorg.conf file does not help in my case.  dmesg | grep i810 returns nothing, but dmesg | grep vesa returns nothing too and graphics works with vesa.
I am trying to find 2.2 version of i810, I heard it supports Q35. Any suggestions are appreciated.

thnx
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make sure these options are enabled in your kernel:

Device Drivers  --->
Character devices  --->
[*] Virtual terminal
[*]   Support for console on virtual terminal
[*] Unix98 PTY support
<*> Enhanced Real Time Clock Support
[*] /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)
<*>   Intel 440LX/BX/GX, I8xx and E7x05 chipset support
<*> Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support)
<*>   Intel 830M, 845G, 852GM, 855GM, 865G (i915 driver)  --->
      (X) i915 driver

Graphics support  --->
  Console display driver support  --->
  [*] VGA text console
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