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Re: FC 3 Display Problems



Dear Michael:
 I went through the same problem today on an Intel motherboard with the same 
i810 CGC. If you look back in the list about four hours, or google "i810 
video driver is broken", there is help..

 Basically, the FC1 and FC2 installs work just fine with the i810. 
Unfortunately, the FC3 dunt. It turns out to be an issue with video refresh 
which shows up as (variously):

a blank screen
a screen with cute vertical stripes
character salad

This depends on some cute timing issues.

But,...There is a work around...

One can put:

Option "NoAccel" 

into the Device section of the xorg.conf file. One can also download a later 
version of the xorg-x11 rpm. I personally went for the Option statement for 
now and it worked fine in 1600x1200/16 mode.

You might try that and see how it works for you.

Charles

On Sunday 26 December 2004 17:38, Michael Scottaline wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Dec 2004 19:32:16 -0600
> Francisco Mendez <iframe prodigy net mx> insightfully noted:
>
> FM>Hi:
> FM>
> FM>I have installed FC3 on a machine with the following:
> FM>
> FM>    P iii @ 800 MHz
> FM>    Motherboard Intel D815EEA
> FM>    512 MB of Ram
> FM>This machine is working with the integrated video card: (extract from
> FM>lspci):
> FM>
> FM>...
> FM>00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82815 CGC [Chipset
> FM>Graphics Controller] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
> FM>        Subsystem: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 4541
> FM>        Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
> FM>        Memory at f8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
> FM>        Memory at ffa80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
> FM>        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
> FM>...
> FM>
> FM>After instalation all that I get is a black screen with previous
> FM>colored garbage displays. After several attempts and reboots, the
> FM>firstboot program tried to start but unsuccesfully.
> FM>
> FM>At the time I'm running FC1 on this machine, and thought it was time to
> FM>move to FC3.
> FM>
> FM>Is there a possibility to run FC3 on this machine?
> ============================
> Trying running a google search on "FC3 & i810"  Do NOT use the quotes.
> There's a new driver out there that works well. I *think* it works with
> i815 as well.
> Mike
>
> --
> "The man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30
> years of his life"
> --Muhammad Ali


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