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Author Topic: problems with i810 driver in 5.9 #solved  (Read 2881 times)
kultex
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« on: April 06, 2008, 12:54:35 am »

I tried today to install Vector light Beta 3 on my Compaq Ipaq (PIII-1000) with the integrated Grafic Chip - the linux driver for it is X86-video-i810 - itseems to be broken - I only get vertical strips - can not see anything.
Puppy 3.0 works just fine - I also copied the xorg.conf from Puppy to Vector - same strips. I also installed  Vector Gold - same stripes.

after this, I thought to try it with a the package from slackware.it (the only one I could find) - this is even more broken - it is an empty file

I tested also vesa and intel - intel shows the same stripes and vesa shows parallel ones

I found a bug, which describes it well:

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14065
« Last Edit: April 14, 2008, 01:37:15 am by kultex » Logged
mr_volvo
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2008, 02:12:39 am »

Warning: There isn't much advice to come.

I've had issues (see previous post in this forum) with the i810 driver and the 82830 chipset. The research I did suggests it was a problem with the newer versions of X. What version does puppy 3.0 use? I must say that I ended up ignoring the odd black line on my screen (no dri improved this), and I never bothered reverting or installing another distro to confirm. But of course my problems weren't fatal so it was an entirely different situation.
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kultex
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2008, 04:54:28 am »

I tried out quite a lot of things last week - it turns out, that it is a problem of xorg in the change from 7.2 to 7.3
they set the default depth from 16 to 24 for the intel driver - but 24 never worked properly on the i810 chipset.

first I tried Vector 5.8 - uses xorg 6.9 - the screen is perfect - it creates a xorg.conf with a depth of 16 - you can see the files here:

http://www.kult-ex.org/X11/vector-5.8-xorg.conf.txt
http://www.kult-ex.org/X11/vector-5.8-Xorg.0.log.txt

then I tried Puppy 3.1 - in puppy, which has xorg 7.2 - everything perfect - beside this it is nice, because you get the possibility to choose the resoution - 1280x1024x16 works - 1280x1024x24 there is a picture and you can work, but it has vertical stripes every 2 cm, which are flickering

http://www.kult-ex.org/X11/puppy-16-xorg.conf.txt
http://www.kult-ex.org/X11/puppy-16-xorg.0.log.txt

then Arch - uses xorg-server 1.4 - the same as Vector 5.9 and there, what a surprise, xorg crated a  xorg.conf with a deapth of 24.

http://www.kult-ex.org/X11/arch-xorg.conf.txt
http://www.kult-ex.org/X11/arch-xorg.0.log.txt

it did not work, because it produced a name error in the Section "Device", but it was clear - depth 24

so I reinstalled Vector 5.9 - set the depth to 24 and had the known picture with stripes. Depth back to 16 crashed as before. So no possibility to get VL 5.9 working with a nice screen.

then Knoppix 5.3 also uses xorg-server 1.4, but there I remembered it was working with a depth of 16 in the xorg.conf - it had the well known stripes as with 24, but was working - funny thing, when I was looking into the log - xorg corrected the depth to 24 ((==) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp)

http://www.kult-ex.org/X11/knoppix-xorg.conf.txt
http://www.kult-ex.org/X11/knoppix-xorg.0.log.txt

I reported a bug on x.org
« Last Edit: April 12, 2008, 10:07:07 am by kultex » Logged
kultex
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008, 01:35:54 am »

to add this line to the xor.conf

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "AIGLX" "off"
EndSection

and changing the default depth to 16

solved the problem

installing L 5.9 -  you have to choose the option install xorg without any questions (it is the second option) - because if you choose the 1. Option, it crashes immediately

choosing install xorg without any questions sets the default depth to 24 - and then you can do afterwards the changes to your xorg.conf
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