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Does PCBSD support the Intel GMA X3100 graphics chipset? If so, how do I go about getting the source and compiling it? Please don't make me go back to Mandriva!
02-23-2008, 05:29 AM
From the intel x.org driver man page:
intel supports the i810, i810-DC100, i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 852GM,
855GM, 865G, 915G, 915GM, 945G, 945GM, 965G, 965Q, 946GZ, 965GM,
945GME, G33, Q33, and Q35 chipsets
I think the X3100 is a GM965 chipset or some thing like that so it might work, beyond that some one else would have to step in.
Because the only ****y intel graphics I have access to is my desktops mother boards built in which I reserve for emergency usage if my nVidia card blows up ^_^
Hmmmmm....well, I flipped through my cd wallet and found a pclinuxos live cd, and booted that up, same problem. Went online and found out they had quietly released there 2008 version, "minime", and gave that one a whirl. What da ya know, it detected my graphics chipset and native resolution correctly! Even better, compbiz-fusion worked like a dream! Now, all I have to do is track down the new driver pclinuxos is using, and submit it somewhere here for .pbi recompilation. Anyone who can help me get compbiz-fusion working in pc-bsd will get $10 via paypal, or I can donate it to pc-bsd directly. I gotta get pc-bsd up and running smoothly for DefCon 16 this August.
02-23-2008, 10:14 PM
Mm DefCon, sounds like a interesting trip :-)
You might be able to check if there is a manual or info page installed for what ever driver it is loading out of xorg.conf.
03-12-2008, 08:00 PM
The X3100 has the GL960 or GM965 (Mobile) chipset and should certainly be supported in the latest release (1.5). I had some trouble with my GM965 chipset with FreeBSD 7.0R's installed Xorg 7.3 drivers as the i810 driver didn't support it. To fix it, I had to remove the i810 driver package and install the 'intel' driver.
I should be installing PC-BSD 1.5 this week, so I'll let you know how it went if you don't test before I do ;)
I have a Dell Inspiron 1420n with the Intel GMA 965 (or X3100) accelerator. Bear in mind that I just started using PC-BSD yesterday or so (I'm trying to transition from Ubuntu and Linux-based operating systems toward Unix/BSD), but I had no luck in getting PC-BSD 1.5 to configure X with anything but the xorg vesa driver at a non-native 1024x768. (I also had no luck with wi-fi, wired networking, or sound, but that's another battle...)
I'm hopeful that perhaps someone else has been able to get the X3100 working--or will!--with PC-BSD, because I'm enamored with it already, and I hope to use it on my laptop as well as my desktop. :)
Note that I can get the xorg intel driver from Ubuntu Gutsy (x86 and amd64) to work just fine with the X3100, and it will use Compiz Fusion if I append SKIP_CHECKS="yes" to /etc/xdg/compiz/compiz-config (not that this is relevant to PC-BSD, perhaps, but nonetheless). I hope that's meaningful to somebody.
03-18-2008, 02:51 PM
Have you tried installing the updated x.org drivers?
I tried from the PC-BSD 1.5 ports tree; this would be the same version as what is included with PC-BSD's default install (the intel or intel-3d-enable drivers) as far as I can discern (version 2.2.1).
Between the xorg video driver and the wi-fi driver (ipw3945), it looks like I'll see immediate support with PC-BSD 2.0 (or whatever comes next using FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE as a base) but until then, it'll require a little more work to get things functional.
My desktop, thankfully, appears to be perfectly supported in every conceivable way. :D
04-12-2008, 11:29 AM
I have the same problem on notebook HP (Compaq) 6510b with intel x1300 (965GM chip).
I try SUSE linux 10.2 (it support by HP), PC-BSD 1.4.1 and PC-BSD 1.5 and can't fix this problem. Also i try reinstall intel driver from ports collection on PC-BSD 1.5 but problem was not solved.
11-08-2008, 12:06 AM
Could you tell me how to remove/add the pkg's?
root@PCBSD# pkg_delete xf86-video-i810
pkg_delete: no such package 'xf86-video-i810' installed
root@PCBSD# pkg_add xf86-video-intel
pkg_add: can't stat package file 'xf86-video-intel'
but no luck there...
I'm new at BSD in general, i have used Linux for a few years now so im not totaly ignorant :twisted:
11-08-2008, 12:58 AM
# pkg_delete -f -x xf86-video-i810
# pkg_add -r xf86-video-intel
.... and X3100 works great with FreeBSD/PCBSD, I have one.
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