HELP! i810 video card in Ubuntu...

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HELP! i810 video card in Ubuntu...

Post by Jenda » Fri May 27, 2005 2:36 pm

My friend, yes, my newest convert, has installed Ubuntu and the graphics is not too good. All video is pretty bad and a few games too. I have no idea what to do, and the Ubuntu community is simply ignoring my thread (very surprising).
The card is an integrated one, using the i810 chipset. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance,
Jenda

[edit: ha! finally got rid of that n00b tag... altho I prolly deserve it]

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Post by Ice9 » Fri May 27, 2005 3:50 pm

What do you mean by "the graphics is not good"?
Are you stuck in 800x600, 8-bit color mode, is you 3D acceleration not working?

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Post by Jenda » Fri May 27, 2005 5:28 pm

Right. I mean choppy graphics in Totem (visual effects) and games (chromium).

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Post by worker201 » Fri May 27, 2005 5:48 pm

How's your Xorg.conf? If it is thinking you have a Radeon, or doesn't know what you have, that might be the cause of some trouble.

I seem to recall that there are kernel modules specifically for the i810 chipset, but they may have been removed from the default kernels. If you built your own kernel with that module installed, it might help.

Just throwing out ideas, here. Never used Deb or Ubu.

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Post by Ice9 » Sat May 28, 2005 4:04 am

There are indeed specific kernel-modules for the i810 chipset and I'm pretty sure they aren't included in the default kernel that ships with Debian, but then again we're talking about ubuntu here and I've never used it.
I would suggest subsribing to the xorg mailing list, there might be someone there that will be able to help you out.

Edit;

I found this Intel i810 guide on the ubuntu forums.
The title says "Steps to Getting 3D Games Working, HOW TO: Configuring Xorg for use with Intel i810 and higher video cards" so my guess is that's it's worth a try.
Let us know if you get it working.

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Post by Jenda » Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:36 pm

Thanks people for the help. I didn't yet have a chance to work on it, and I got a few tips on Microsuck.com - those I couldn't yet check out either. I might get to it this weekend.

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Post by Jenda » Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:52 am

OK... I finally got over to doing it. Loading two kernel modules (agpgart and i810), as suggested at Microsuck, seems to have helped a little. The thing is that games like Chromium are very choppy and basically unplayable. This could be caused by the computer - an 800 MHz Pentium something, 128 MB RAM. How do I know whether it's the computer or the graphics card?

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Post by Jenda » Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:54 am

Anyway. Left Canada, Back home. The fella is on his own. My own graphics work just fine on a GForce 4.
Thanky'all

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