[svlug] Intel 82845 Graphics Controller

Terrio Echavez hechavez at attbi.com
Sun Aug 25 18:16:55 PDT 2002

Well on my Dell Dimension 4500S using RedHat Linux 7.3, and thanks to 
Linux Kernel 2.4.19 and enabling agpgart, I was able to use cvs to 
download the latest XFree86 4.2.99 (# cvs checkout xc) and get a 
patially working X-windows that refreshes itself on the log-on screen 
(RedHat Linux 7.3 VESA does not).  I am basically restricted to either a 
maximum of 1024x768 at 8bit or 640x480 at 16bit.  So I play dvds with 
ogle full-screen at 640x480.  The strange consistent thing is when ogle 
is finished playing the dvd and I log out to a log-on screen, amazingly 
I get refreshed to 1024x768 at 16 bit where it stays until I reboot and 
play another dvd. All I know is that in my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, I do 
have "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" for the resolution; which partially 
explains why this happens.  I think XFree86 is getting closer at least 
to getting a decent 2D driver for the i845 graphics chip.

I would be interested in any other thoughts on this topic.

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