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T.J. Wright
Occasional Visitor


I have an HP Brio and can't figure out which server to install (SuSE Linux). Chipset is Intel 810, but don't know what card to tell the setup I have since it is onboard.
Thomas Kollig
Trusted Contributor

Re: Xfree86


Perhaps this helps (

Installing And Configuring The X server

1.Install the XFCom_i810 server:

rpm -ivh XFCom_i810-1.2-3.i386.rpm

2.Remove the old symlink:

rm /etc/X11/X

3.Change the X symbolic link to point to the new X server:

ln -sf /usr/X11R6/bin/XFCom_i810 /etc/X11/X

4.Adding The Entry In /etc/X11/XF86Config

The final step would be to add the "Device" and "Screen" entry in the X Windows configuration file /etc/X11/XF86Config

I have this in my XF86Config. Modify it to suit your requirements.

Section "Device"
Identifier "i810"
VideoRam 4096

Section "Screen"
Driver "svga"
Device "i810"
Monitor ""
DefaultColorDepth 16
Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1152x864" "1280x1024" "1600x1200"
ViewPort 0 0
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1152x864" "1280x1024" "1600x1200"
ViewPort 0 0
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1152x864" "1280x1024" "1600x1200"
ViewPort 0 0

5.Starting X Windows With The New Configuration

X -probeonly would let you debug any problems at this stage. So try it out.

X -probeonly

This should exit cleanly. Problems if any, could be traced back to XF86Config

And finally...


"CTRL-ALT-KeyPadPlus" and "CTRL-ALT-KeyPadMinus" will rotate through the resolutions available at the current color depth.

NOTE: RHL 6.1 users should note that this symlink might revert back to /usr/bin/X11R6/bin/XF86_SVGA if you use Xconfigurator.

Jeff Elizondo
Occasional Visitor

Re: Xfree86

You also want to keep in mind that Linux may have a hard time recognizing the full amount of RAM in the system. This can be a pain because the i810 video will use the system RAM as video RAM. After you've installed, run a "cat /proc/meminfo" (without the quotes of course) to make sure all of your system RAM is being reported. If it isn't, you may need to add a line in your lilo.conf specifying the amount of RAM you have. The format for this would be:


Obviously you may not have 128 megs. Just adjust the value to fit your system. This can help tp alleviate a lot of xserver problems with the i810 chipset. . .
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