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Video Card & Monitor

Tarek_1
Frequent Advisor

Video Card & Monitor

Hi there,
i have installed RedHat 7.2 on a Dell GX100 (P Celeron 500Mhz, 128 Ram, Video Card: Intel 16 MB).
After install i ran Xconfigurator and it probed the right monitor (hp p1130 21inc) and intel 16 MB video card. The issue is that the desktop isn't clear, it seems moving. Maybe to let the image get clearer i have to set the refresh or i don't know what else.
I know this isn't a big problem, but after a while i work on it my eyes become tired :-)
Thanks...
Tarek
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Bill McNAMARA_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Video Card & Monitor

I've seen this problem repeatedly with Redhat.
Once you've got a non 'standard' mainsteam video card it does this kinda stuff.
You should try changing the screen resolution, either by file in XF86Config (depth) or via the Ctrl Shift +/-

Perhaps the X configurator will allow you also.

Later,
Bill
It works for me (tm)
Tarek_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Video Card & Monitor

I ran Xconfigurator from KDE, but it crashed. I ran it again from command line, it worked, but it's still not clear.
Before i was using 1280x1024 16 bit (Depth 16), now i tried 1280 x 1024 24 bit (Depth 24), but nothing changed. I can't work on it. Do you think if i change O.S, maybe upgrading to RedHat 7.3 this problem vanish?
Where can i set the Monitor's Refresh Frequency as in windows (e.g. 85 Hertz).
Thanks again.
Tarek
Milan Antunovic
Honored Contributor

Re: Video Card & Monitor

Try with Mandrake 8.2. It is most friendly regarding display settings.
Else, xf86config will do the job.
Have a nice day
Milan
"The truth is out there"
Marco Paganini
Respected Contributor

Re: Video Card & Monitor

Hello Tarek,

I'd have to take a look at the stderr output from "startx" to see what's going on.

To that effect, please do:

startx 2>/tmp/output.txt

And send me the "output.txt" file.

If you have a graphical login, disable it by doing

init 3

and then login as root and execute the procedure above (startx).

There's no easy vertical frequency settings in X. It depends on a number of factors, like your monitor, videomodes, etc. In general, X will try to use the "best fit" mode you have.

But again, I'd need to see the output from startx...

Regards,
Paga

Keeping alive, until I die.
Tarek_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Video Card & Monitor

Here is the output of the command
startx 2> /tmp/output.txt
Thanks..
Tarek
Tarek_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Video Card & Monitor

I have also recompiled the kernel adding the i810intel module, but it's still the same, nothing has changed.
I_M
Honored Contributor

Re: Video Card & Monitor

Hi,

After you recompile the kernel,
do you still get same error message as following?

(EE) I810(0): [dri] I810DRIScreenInit failed because of a version mismatch.
[dri] i810.o kernel module version is 1.1.0 but version 1.2 or greater is needed.
[dri] Disabling DRI.

Tarek_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Video Card & Monitor

This is the error i'm having after i have recompiled the kernel.
Before i did that, i have installed i816_6_2.rpm and this required XF86_SVGA. I put this file under /usr/X11R6/bin. Then i installed the i816_6_2.rpm and it gave me again XFree86_SVGA dependencies, so i did a
rpm -ivh i816_6_2.rpm --force --nodeps and so i installed it. After all this, i recompiled the kernel.
Thanks again, Tarek
Tarek_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Video Card & Monitor

I attach also the /var/log/XFree86.0.log
Tarek_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Video Card & Monitor

Hi again, the problem unfortunately isn't solved yet.
I have recompiled again the kernel but i'm having the same errors shown in the output.txt file attached above.
So i downloaded the i810.o version 1.2.3 because of the error:
[dri] i810.o kernel module version is 1.1.0 but version 1.2 or greater is needed.
The file name is xfcom_i810-1.2-3.i386.rpm. Then i installed it with rpm -ivh filename and it succeded.
If i issue rpm -qa | grep XFcom* i have:
XFCom_i810-1.2-3
But i don't know why the system isn't seeing the module and even where it has been installed.
If i issue insmod i810.o i get no such file or directory.
Any tip?
Thanks