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#1 2005-10-08 16:50:48

wem
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Registered: 2005-02-11
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Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

Hi,

i'am having problem with acceleration with Intel 915GM graphic card after i upgrade kernel from 2.6.12.5 to 2.6.13. Before this i'am using driver from  http://dri.freedesktop.org/snapshots/ and it was working fine. I tried to do the same things with 2.6.13 but is not ok, it takes about 10 sec for wimdow manager to appear after startx & the acc is very bad although the driver installation from http://dri.freedesktop.org/snapshots/ was successful. Here is my xorgconfig:

# intalled.

#    BusID      "PCI:0:10:0"
#    VideoRam	256

#    Clocks	25.2 28.3

EndSection

# Device configured by xorgconfig:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Intel"
    Driver      "i810"
 #   BusID	"PCI:0:2:1"
    VideoRam    131072
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "Intel"
    Monitor     "Mon"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present.  Each describes
# the way multiple screens are organised.  A specific ServerLayout
# section may be specified from the X server command line with the
# "-layout" option.  In the absence of this, the first section is used.
# When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
# is used alone.

Section "ServerLayout"

# The Identifier line must be present
    Identifier  "Simple Layout"

# Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
# the relative position of other screens.  The four names after
# primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
# of the primary screen.  In this example, screen 2 is located to the
# right of screen 1.

    Screen "Screen 1"

# Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
# optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
# used.  Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
# "SendCoreEvents".

    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection

 Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666
 EndSection


dmesg output :

[root@myhost dripkg]# dmesg|grep i915        
[drm] Initialized i915 1.2.0 20041217 on minor 0: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller


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#2 2005-10-08 17:35:04

dtw
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Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

[search]slow AND dri AND kernel AND 2.6.13[/search]

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#3 2005-10-08 18:22:27

wem
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Posts: 43

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

tried yr suggestion, --> /rtc/rc.conf but
no improvement.

MODULES=(agpgart intel-agp i810 8139too !usbserial !ide-scsi)

error message after startx

X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.14-rc1 i686 [ELF] 
Current Operating System: Linux myhost 2.6.13-ARCH #1 SMP Fri Sep 30 13:08:16 CEST 2005 i686
Build Date: 03 October 2005
        Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Oct  8 19:16:45 2005
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"

(WW) I810: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0:2:1) found
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libfb.a:fbmmx.o":  No symbols found
(WW) I810(0): Failed to set up write-combining range (0xc0000000,0x10000000)
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/, removing from list!

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#4 2005-10-09 04:46:29

wem
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Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

shall i downgrade the kernel to 2.6.12.5?

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#5 2005-10-20 13:31:49

sebcactus
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From: Germany
Registered: 2005-01-27
Posts: 277

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

Hi !

I have the same problem here on a laptop Dell D410 : The dri is very slow.

I have also another problem : my cpu load is always relatively high (>30%) whereas it is not the case on a Ubuntu with same xorg.conf and same modules loaded. It seems the kernel 2.6.13 is not really good for the i915 chipset.

Have you tried a 2.6.12 ?

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#6 2005-10-20 13:44:47

lanrat
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Registered: 2003-10-28
Posts: 1,274

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

Maybe try 2.6.14-rc4?

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#7 2005-10-20 16:47:19

wem
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Posts: 43

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

at the moment i'am on 2.6.13.4-1. I think i'll wait official kernel 2.6.14 from Arch respo. Anyway, any info that tell 2.6.14 will solve this prob?

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#8 2005-10-20 18:25:00

sebcactus
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Posts: 277

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

I am testing 2.6.14-rc4

I don't have the high cpu load anymore. big_smile
The dri is still slow (~900fps with glxgears) sad
Wireless doesn't seem to work, but I have not tried many things about it yet.

I think the next official 2.6.14 arch kernel should be almost perfect for me wink

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#9 2005-11-07 18:29:02

sebcactus
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From: Germany
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Posts: 277

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

Well the kernel 2.6.14 was not so good sad

- no more dri
- no more wireless
- high cpu load again

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#10 2005-11-27 00:11:00

wem
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Posts: 43

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

just install new driver for i915 (common + specific driver), Xorg 6.9rc1  binary & modules from http://dri.freedesktop.org/snapshots/ & the result still the same.....

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#11 2005-11-28 18:27:29

sebcactus
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From: Germany
Registered: 2005-01-27
Posts: 277

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

Home compiled 2.6.14.3 with
xorg on AUR and DRI snapshots

everything works even if the DRI is still slow.

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#12 2006-01-18 18:47:27

Alethos
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Posts: 84

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

Did anybody ever figure anything out with this chipset? I'm experiencing the same problems as you guys on an HP Compaq nc6220. High CPU usage, slow dri. I'm using the latest arch (noodle) and i believe the kernel's .15? It at least boots and apps work, but the system seems...sluggish.

Wondering if I can get some generalized help with this machine (I'm new to linux and really don't know what I'm doing)

A hwd -s returns

HARDWARE DETECT ver 4.7.1 (simple mode)
  Kernel     : 2.6.15-ARCH
  CPU & Cache: Processor 0 is Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz 1729MHz, 2048 KB Cache

  ALSA(sound): Intel Corp.|82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller module: snd-intel8x0
  Video      : Intel Corp.|Mobile Graphics Controller server: XFree86 (vesa)
  Monitor    : Generic Monitor  H: 28.0-96.0kHz V: 50.0-75.0Hz
  Mouse      : Logitech, Inc.|Optical Mouse xtype: IMPS2 module: usbhid device: /dev/input/mice

  Drive(ide) : FUJITSU MHV2040AH (HD) 40010MB / 8192KB cache device: /dev/hda
  Drive(ide) : DVD-ROM A765 (DVDROM) 0MB  device: /dev/hdb
  Swap       : Found 999896KB device: /dev/hda7
  Floppy     : Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
  USB        : Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub USB module: unknown

  Ethernet   : Broadcom Corporation|NetXtreme BCM5751M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express module: tg3 device:   eth0
  Network    : No PCI card or onboard chip
  Modem      : Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub Modem module/info: unknown
  Modem      : Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PATA module/info: unknown
  PCMCIA slot: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PATA module: unknown
  -----------:
  Menu       : Hwd: hwd, Lshwd: lshwd -?, X: mkxcfg
  X sample   : Generate X sample: hwd -x
  Howto      : View howto: hwd -h

lshwd

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp.|Mobile Memory Controller Hub (unknown)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp.|Mobile Graphics Controller (vesa)00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp.|Mobile Graphics Controller (vesa)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PCI Express Port 0 (unknown)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PCI Express Port 1 (unknown)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub USB (unknown)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub USB (unknown)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub USB (unknown)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub USB2 (unknown)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.|82801 Hub Interface to PCI Bridge (hw_random)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp.|82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (snd-intel8x0)
00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub Modem (unknown)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub LPC (unknown)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PATA (piix)
02:06.0 CardBus bridge: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PATA (unknown)
02:06.3 Unknown mass storage controller: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PATA (unknown)
02:06.4 Class 0805: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PATA (unknown)
02:06.5 Communication controller: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PATA (unknown)
10:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation|NetXtreme BCM5751M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (tg3)
004:001 USB Hub: Virtual|Hub (hub)
003:001 USB Hub: Virtual|Hub (hub)
002:001 USB Hub: Virtual|Hub (hub)
001:003 USB Human Interface Devices: Logitech, Inc.|Optical Mouse [/dev/input/mice] (usbhid)
001:002 USB Hub: Cypress Semiconductor Corp.|CY7C65640 USB-2.0 'TetraHub' (hub)
001:001 USB Hub: Virtual|Hub (hub)
---:--- Mouse: PS/2 Mouse port [/dev/psaux] (msintellips/2)

and lsmod

Module                  Size  Used by
ohci_hcd               20100  0
i915                   18304  1
uhci_hcd               32016  0
ehci_hcd               33160  0
usbhid                 48928  0
usblp                  11904  0
usb_storage            75072  0
pcmcia                 33708  0
yenta_socket           25996  1
rsrc_nonstatic         12288  1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core            37656  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
tg3                   107396  0
irtty_sir               5632  0
sir_dev                14924  1 irtty_sir
irda                  127928  1 sir_dev
snd_intel8x0m          15372  0
snd_intel8x0           30620  3
snd_ac97_codec         95136  2 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_bus            2176  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss            50848  1
snd_pcm                84100  4 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              22148  1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc          8840  3 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
snd_mixer_oss          17920  2 snd_pcm_oss
snd                    49124  9 snd_intel8x0m,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mixer_oss
soundcore               8160  3 snd
crc_ccitt               2176  1 irda
shpchp                 44768  0
pci_hotplug            26692  1 shpchp
parport_pc             26436  1
serio_raw               6148  0
pcspkr                  2052  0
evdev                   8064  0
rtc                    10932  0
ppdev                   7812  0
lp                      9860  0
parport                33736  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
i810                   21760  0
drm                    67860  3 i915,i810
intel_agp              21404  1
agpgart                29904  3 drm,intel_agp
usbcore               121604  7 ohci_hcd,uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd,usbhid,usblp,usb_storage
nls_cp437               5760  1
vfat                   11648  1
fat                    48284  1 vfat
ext3                  133256  2
jbd                    58132  1 ext3
ide_floppy             18048  0
ide_cd                 39556  0
cdrom                  38688  1 ide_cd
ide_disk               16000  5
via82cxxx               9092  0 [permanent]
trm290                  4228  0 [permanent]
triflex                 3456  0 [permanent]
slc90e66                5376  0 [permanent]
sis5513                15624  0 [permanent]
siimage                11392  0 [permanent]
serverworks             8712  0 [permanent]
sc1200                  6656  0 [permanent]
rz1000                  2560  0 [permanent]
piix                    9732  0 [permanent]
pdc202xx_old           10240  0 [permanent]
pdc202xx_new            8704  0 [permanent]
ns87415                 4040  0 [permanent]
it821x                  8068  0 [permanent]
hpt366                 18560  0 [permanent]
hpt34x                  4608  0 [permanent]
generic                 4356  0 [permanent]
cy82c693                4356  0 [permanent]
cs5530                  5120  0 [permanent]
cmd64x                 11164  0 [permanent]
atiixp                  5520  0 [permanent]
amd74xx                14364  0 [permanent]
alim15x3               11404  0 [permanent]
aec62xx                 6784  0 [permanent]
ide_core              120272  28 usb_storage,ide_floppy,ide_cd,ide_disk,via82cxxx,
trm290,triflex,slc90e66,sis5513,siimage,serverworks,
sc1200,rz1000,piix,pdc202xx_old,pdc202xx_new,ns87415,
it821x,hpt366,hpt34x,generic,cy82c693,cs5530,cmd64x,
atiixp,amd74xx,alim15x3,aec62xx

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#13 2006-01-19 16:43:19

sebcactus
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Registered: 2005-01-27
Posts: 277

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

Try to boot in console mode (in /etc/inittab, set default to 3 instead of 5)

Then login and type "top":
At the top, look at the %CPU line (or something like that. You should have some values for user, system and idle). The idle value should be high (about 99%) whereas the user and system values must be low.
If not, you are exeperiencing the same pb as me. I didn't manage to figure out what the pb is and add to compile my own kernel... You can also try another kernel like the -archck version.

In the columns, look at the process that takes the most CPU (it should be low <5%). If not, give us the name of this process.

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#14 2006-01-19 17:20:55

Alethos
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Posts: 84

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

The CPU line:
sy jumps from ~ 20% - 50% every 5 to 10 seconds (causing the id [i'm assuming stands for idle] to change respectively). The idle never drops below 80%. There is no process which takes more than 5%. In fact "top" takes the most at 1.2% every few seconds while everything else tays at 0.0%.

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#15 2006-01-20 13:56:13

sebcactus
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From: Germany
Registered: 2005-01-27
Posts: 277

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

Ok, so this is not a problem with a specific application.

Do you hear some write/read access to your drive every 5 or 10 seconds ?
(That could be the cause of your sys jumps )

I had this pb once but it disappeared when I built my own kernel...
Try maybe the archck kernel.

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#16 2006-01-20 16:41:43

Alethos
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Posts: 84

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

No, I don't hear any HD activity, and I don't see the HD activity light going. Very strange happenings. Perhaps I will try the archck kernel as you suggest. Thanks for your help.

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#17 2006-01-21 05:28:25

wem
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Posts: 43

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

fyi, i've tried VLOS linux that comes with latest Xorg 7.0 but the prob remains. I think, for the next time don't even bother to buy Intel 915GM Graphic Card. pls tell your friends don't buy this crap graphic card.

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#18 2006-01-21 07:21:03

potentials
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Registered: 2004-01-04
Posts: 130

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

Don't know, but I've got the same chipset and it was working fine with kernel 2.6.12 , xorg cvs and the (then) latest dri snapshots back in july.

It's working relatively fine now with 2.6.15 and Xorg 7.
Not sure what do you guys mean by slow dri and how one can test it, but a game such as ppracer is running smooth and just fine. Do you have problems  with it? I must admit that lbreakout2 skips.

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#19 2006-01-21 08:42:35

wem
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Posts: 43

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

It's working relatively fine now with 2.6.15 and Xorg 7.

pls post your xorg.conf & rc.conf

thx

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#20 2006-01-21 12:10:59

iphitus
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2004-10-09
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Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

wem wrote:

fyi, i've tried VLOS linux that comes with latest Xorg 7.0 but the prob remains. I think, for the next time don't even bother to buy Intel 915GM Graphic Card. pls tell your friends don't buy this crap graphic card.

This card isnt a 'crappy card you buy'. Its integrated on the mobo, so yeah it sucks for 3D, but is capable enough for all but the higher end games. I run ET on my integrated video fine.

Chances are this person doesnt want/need/cant afford a better card. Integrated should work fine hmm

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#21 2006-01-21 21:38:45

Alethos
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Posts: 84

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

Or perhaps it's a laptop issued to me by my place of employment and I like to use Linux when I don't have to use MS.

I don't think the issue is with the graphics card solely...as you see from an earlier post of mine, running top from a cli shows the sy process to jump between 20 & 50% and NEVER falling below 20%...true, gl stuff runs slowly in a gui but so does other stuff so I don't believe it's limited to (possibly including) the video chipset.

Now, I just have to figure out how to either compile my own kernel, or use the provided patchsets. Can anyone point me in the direction of some very detailed instructions? The ones on the wiki leave me a little...confused.

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#22 2006-01-21 22:37:49

potentials
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Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

Here's my xorg.conf

# File generated by xorgconfig.

#
# Copyright 2004 The X.Org Foundation
#
# Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
# copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
# to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
# the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
# and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
# Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
# 
# The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
# all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
# 
# THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
# IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
# FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.  IN NO EVENT SHALL
# The X.Org Foundation BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
# WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
# OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
# SOFTWARE.
# 
# Except as contained in this notice, the name of The X.Org Foundation shall
# not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
# dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from
# The X.Org Foundation.
#

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the xorg.conf(5x) man page for details about the format of 
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

    Load        "dbe"      # Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
    SubSection  "extmod"
      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection

# This loads the font modules
#    Load        "type1"
#    Load        "speedo"
    Load        "freetype"
#    Load        "xtt"

# This loads the GLX module
    Load       "glx"
# This loads the DRI module
    Load       "dri"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.

    RgbPath    "/usr/share/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
# as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
# command (or a combination of both methods)
# 
# 

    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
    FontPath   "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
#    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
#    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/TrueType/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

# The module search path.  The default path is shown here.

#    ModulePath "/usr/lib/modules"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

# Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is 
# received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
# provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging

#    Option "NoTrapSignals"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><Fn> VT switch sequence
# (where n is 1 through 12).  This allows clients to receive these key
# events.

#    Option "DontVTSwitch"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
# This allows clients to receive this key event.

#    Option "DontZap"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
# sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.

#    Option "Dont Zoom"

# Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
# it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
# but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
# receive a protocol error.

#    Option "DisableVidModeExtension"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client. 

#    Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"

# Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
# (mouse and keyboard) settings. 

#    Option "DisableModInDev"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
# change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).

#    Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier    "Keyboard1"
    Driver    "kbd"

# For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
# When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
# uncomment the following line.

#    Option     "Protocol"      "Xqueue"

    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#    Option    "Xleds"      "1 2 3"

#    Option "LeftAlt"     "Meta"
#    Option "RightAlt"    "ModeShift"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#    Option "XkbModel"    "pc105"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#    Option "XkbModel"    "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
# or:
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
#    Option "XkbVariant"  "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#    Option "XkbOptions"  "ctrl:swapcaps"

# These are the default XKB settings for Xorg
#    Option "XkbRules"    "xorg"
#    Option "XkbModel"    "pc105"
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "us"
#    Option "XkbVariant"  ""
#    Option "XkbOptions"  ""

#    Option "XkbDisable"

    Option "XkbRules"    "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel"    "pc101"
    Option "XkbLayout"    "us"
    Option "XkbOptions"    "grp:alt_shift_toggle,lv3:win_switch"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier    "Mouse1"
    Driver    "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "Auto"    # Auto detect
    Option "Device"      "/dev/input/mouse2"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

#    Option "Protocol"    "Xqueue"

# Mouse-speed setting for PS/2 mouse.

#    Option "Resolution"    "256"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.

#    Option "BaudRate"    "9600"
#    Option "SampleRate"    "150"

# Mouse wheel mapping.  Default is to map vertical wheel to buttons 4 & 5,
# horizontal wheel to buttons 6 & 7.   Change if your mouse has more than
# 3 buttons and you need to map the wheel to different button ids to avoid
# conflicts.

    Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5 6 7"

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
#    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

#    Option "ChordMiddle"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Other input device sections 
# this is optional and is required only if you
# are using extended input devices.  This is for example only.  Refer
# to the xorg.conf man page for a description of the options.
# **********************************************************************
#
# Section "InputDevice" 
#    Identifier  "Mouse2"
#    Driver      "mouse"
#    Option      "Protocol"      "MouseMan"
#    Option      "Device"        "/dev/mouse2"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "spaceball"
#    Driver     "magellan"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "spaceball2"
#    Driver     "spaceorb"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "touchscreen0"
#    Driver     "microtouch"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
#    Option     "MinX"          "1412"
#    Option     "MaxX"          "15184"
#    Option     "MinY"          "15372"
#    Option     "MaxY"          "1230"
#    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
#    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
#    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
#    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "touchscreen1"
#    Driver     "elo2300"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
#    Option     "MinX"          "231"
#    Option     "MaxX"          "3868"
#    Option     "MinY"          "3858"
#    Option     "MaxY"          "272"
#    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
#    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
#    Option     "ButtonThreshold"       "17"
#    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
#    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "my_monitor"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    HorizSync   31.5 - 82.0

#    HorizSync    30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync    31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync    15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    VertRefresh 50-70

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

# Standard VGA Device:

Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Standard VGA"
    VendorName    "Unknown"
    BoardName    "Unknown"

# The chipset line is optional in most cases.  It can be used to override
# the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.

#    Chipset    "generic"

# The Driver line must be present.  When using run-time loadable driver
# modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
# module.  Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
# indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.

    Driver     "vga"
# The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
# this section is intended for.  When this line isn't present, a device
# section can only match up with the primary video device.  For PCI
# devices a line like the following could be used.  This line should not
# normally be included unless there is more than one video device
# intalled.

#    BusID      "PCI:0:10:0"

#    VideoRam    256

#    Clocks    25.2 28.3

EndSection

# Device configured by xorgconfig:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "my_card"
    Driver      "i810"
    # unsupported card
    #VideoRam    131072
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "my_card"
    Monitor     "my_monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present.  Each describes
# the way multiple screens are organised.  A specific ServerLayout
# section may be specified from the X server command line with the
# "-layout" option.  In the absence of this, the first section is used.
# When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
# is used alone.

Section "ServerLayout"

# The Identifier line must be present
    Identifier  "Simple Layout"

# Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
# the relative position of other screens.  The four names after
# primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
# of the primary screen.  In this example, screen 2 is located to the
# right of screen 1.

    Screen "Screen 1"

# Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
# optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
# used.  Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
# "SendCoreEvents".

    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection

 Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666
 EndSection

And here's my rc.conf

#
# /etc/rc.conf - Main Configuration for Arch Linux
#

#
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
# LOCALIZATION
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# LOCALE: available languages can be listed with the 'locale -a' command
# HARDWARECLOCK: set to "UTC" or "localtime"
# TIMEZONE: timezones are found in /usr/share/zoneinfo
# KEYMAP: keymaps are found in /usr/share/kbd/keymaps
# CONSOLEFONT: found in /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts (only needed for non-US)
# CONSOLEMAP: found in /usr/share/kbd/unimaps
# USECOLOR: use ANSI color sequences in startup messages
#
LOCALE=
HARDWARECLOCK="localtime"
TIMEZONE=Canada/Pacific
KEYMAP=us
CONSOLEFONT=
CONSOLEMAP=
USECOLOR="yes"

#
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
# HARDWARE
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# Scan hardware and load required modules at bootup
MOD_AUTOLOAD="yes"
# Module Blacklist - modules in this list will never be loaded by hwdetect
MOD_BLACKLIST=()
#
# Modules to load at boot-up (in this order)
#   - prefix a module with a ! to disable it
#
MODULES=(!usbserial vfat sk98lin snd_intel8x0)
# Scan for LVM volume groups at startup, required if you use LVM
USELVM="no"

#
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
# NETWORKING
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
#
HOSTNAME="my-host"

#
# Interfaces to start at boot-up (in this order)
# Declare each interface then list in INTERFACES
#   - prefix an entry in INTERFACES with a ! to disable it
#
# Note: to use DHCP, set your interface to be "dhcp" (eth0="dhcp")
#
lo="lo 127.0.0.1"
eth0="dhcp"
#eth0="eth0 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.0.255"
INTERFACES=(lo eth0)
#
# Routes to start at boot-up (in this order)
# Declare each route then list in ROUTES
#   - prefix an entry in ROUTES with a ! to disable it
#
gateway="default gw 192.168.0.1"
ROUTES=(!gateway)
#
# Enable these network profiles at boot-up.  These are only useful
# if you happen to need multiple network configurations (ie, laptop users)
#   - set to 'menu' to present a menu during boot-up
#   - prefix an entry with a ! to disable it
#
# Network profiles are found in /etc/network-profiles
#
#NET_PROFILES=(main)

#
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
# DAEMONS
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# Daemons to start at boot-up (in this order)
#   - prefix a daemon with a ! to disable it
#   - prefix a daemon with a @ to start it up in the background
#
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng !hotplug !pcmcia network netfs crond)

#
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
# GENSPLASH
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# VERBOSEONFAIL: drop to verbose splash on rc fail events.
# Please note - splash ALWAYS drops to verbose if fs check fails
#
VERBOSEONFAIL="yes"

# End of file

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#23 2006-01-23 12:13:16

sebcactus
Member
From: Germany
Registered: 2005-01-27
Posts: 277

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

You should remove the comment files (beginning with #) it would be MUCH easier to read.

And I agree with Alethos, I don't think it's an issue with the graphics card solely... DRI was working fine with previous xorg. I haven't managed to get it work with xorg7.0 yet but I must say I didn't insist.
An maybe it is even not a pb with the chipset...

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#24 2006-01-24 17:51:27

Alethos
Member
Registered: 2006-01-05
Posts: 84

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

Just looking around the forums and came across this post
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php? … ht=agpgart
which has something to do with direct rendering.

I tried to pacman -R mesa but it returned the error
error: this will break the following dependencies:
   mesa: is required by xorg-clients

I'm running xorg 7 from testing (which is why I can't remove it?). Perhaps one of you who isn't using 7 could try to remove mesa and let us know what happens.

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#25 2006-02-03 06:08:44

Alethos
Member
Registered: 2006-01-05
Posts: 84

Re: Intel 915GM Graphic Card problem

Installed archck...problem went away. Great job iphitus.

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