Intel i815 video problem,.... solved

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Intel i815 video problem,.... solved

Postby nitehawk on Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:36 pm

Just a quick question/comment,........................
I have a Dell PIII Optiplex (1Ghz 512ram 160Ghd) and it has one of those intel i815 chipset video thingy. Well,....I can get Ubuntu to work on it,...but not Mint. It just shows up a fuzzy distortion. So since Mint is my favorite,...I stuck an old Matrox Mystique video card in it,.....and Mint works just GREAT! Anyone else have any problems with the intel i815 video chipset????? :?:
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Re: Intel i815 video problem,....

Postby Husse on Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:43 am

This is a case where you still may have to edit xorg.conf
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gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Find
Section "Device"
With only one monitor attached there must be only one such section
Add/check the driver to
Driver "intel"
possibly
Driver "i810"
Restart X
This is to force the use of the intel driver mot vesa or mesa
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Re: Intel i815 video problem,....

Postby nitehawk on Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:17 pm

Wow,..
I've had to be away from my computer for awhile,....so I was unaware that I had received a really good answer to my question!
Thanks so much for the solution. Much appreciated,...(and sorry I have been so long to come back with my thanks.) :)
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