[lug] i830 graphics trouble

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Fri Sep 6 21:39:21 MDT 2002

My sincere condolences.  I once spent the better part of a night trying
to deal with this.  There's a guy in Australia that got it figured out. 
We relented (rather my company did) and purchased an X server from Xi
Graphics for $70 or $80 and it has worked fine since then.  

It's not really a distribution dependent thing yet.  The fix came out
after RH 7.3 came out so I don't think most of the distributions would
have had a chance to incorporate the changes yet.

This is certainly one of those adventures that is interesting and useful
to teach you about kernel compiling, but it is a hassle over the long
term as you have to do this each time you upgrade your kernel.

This is the link I was given for dealing with the chipset:


We had purchased two of these laptops, one was kept and I sent the other
one back (the first user was using windows most of the time and I was
the second user).


On Fri, 2002-09-06 at 15:19, David Owen Kritzberg wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I've been trying to install linux on my Dell Inspiron 2600.  I
> understand that the problems I am having are caused by the 830
> graphics card embedded in the i830 chipset.  I've seen a post on
> 'linux-laptop.net' describing how to work around this problem Red Hat
> 7.3 with a patch and a recompile of the kernel.  This is more than
> I've ever done as far as hacking linux goes.  Has anyone got the 830
> graphics working in any distribution?
> Dave
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