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I have a Gateway2K 300X with a Celeron 1.1ghz. The video card is an onboard Intel 82810E (I810 family) connected to a Gateway2K Vivitron VX1100 (21" screen). Ive been trying ...
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    Xorg (startx,kdm, gdm) problems. Video doesn't work.


    I have a Gateway2K 300X with a Celeron 1.1ghz. The video card is an onboard Intel 82810E (I810 family) connected to a Gateway2K Vivitron VX1100 (21" screen).
    Ive been trying to do xorgconfig and to get to the GUI but whenever I try startx, gdm, kdm, xdm I get a whole bunch of skinny little lines or scribble. At best, by messing around with things I can sometimes get just an X on the screen with nothing else.
    My monitors listed refresh rates are horizontal 30-108, and vertical 50-152. Ive heard someone say that my video card had 8 megs of ram, but also read a site that said it was variable.
    Any suggestions on settings to get this to work?
    Ack!

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    If you get the x, try moving the mouse, this is usually the cursor before X fully loads. Also, you may be able to up the ram on video through the bios, there will probably be an option called shared video ram, or something like that, in which you can change the amount of ram that the onboard video is allowed to 'steal' from the system memory.

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    BIOS

    No, bios on this is pretty limited.
    I will keep trying, but currently I am just getting squigles. Might be worth putting in an old PCI card I guess but would rather get this to work.
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    I can now get to KDM/GDM/XDM with a generic VGA driver, but can only get this huge screen (or small, depends how you see it) where the two icons are like 2"big, and I cannot change resolution size because I can only see 1/3 of the menu's (top). CTRL+ALT+Backspace doesn't seem to do anything. Ive edited out all the other display resolutions except 1280*1024 and still nothing changes. What the heck, what am I missing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lotharjade
    What the heck, what am I missing?
    A decent video card, intels are notorious for being about the worst integrated video cards on the market.

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    currently not an option. Could we fix somehow otherwise?
    Ack!

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    tell me what all's in /usr/lib/modules/drivers/

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    no modules

    In /usr/lib/ there is not modules.
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    Can you post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file? In particular, starting with
    • Section "Device"
      Identifier "Videocard0"
    or something similar. Also, try hitting ctrl-alt-+ repeatedly (or ctrl-alt- -) and see if that helps.
    /IMHO
    //got nothin'
    ///this use to look better

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    It would help if you could post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Oh, and remove comment lines unless you made them. Comment lines begin with a #
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