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- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: MS-6215
- From: Markus Grabert <hurd_(_at_)_gmx_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 17:54:29 +0200 (MEST)
> I just got an MSI Slim-PC with an i815E chipset.
> The video does not work at all. It crashes when I try to use vesa driver,
> it even crashes when I just try to run xf86cfg.
Exactly the same for me (using OpenBSD and FreeBSD) using XFree86-4.1.0!
XF86Setup (XFree86-3.x compatible) and the text-based xf86config
will work for configuration, but not the new graphical frontend xf86cfg.
> I tried the i810 driver under FreeBSD with the same results: black screen,
> crashed system. This seems to be all this card will do. I did manage to
> get a very small video window using the VGA driver that was about
> 200xsomething. very strange!
I have a i810E(M) Motherboard (or similar; it's a Compaq PC).
The Graphics Card is identified as a i815 (AFAIK all i81x are software
compatible - e.g. Intel published just one driver for all i81x based
VGA16 will work on FreeBSD (just low resolution), SVGA hangs and
will leave the gfx in an unusable state (blank & 'out of sync').
You can fix that again if you remote login, kill X and start XF86Setup
(which works for me and reinitializes the graphics card).
Even though i81x is officially supported in XFree-4.1.0 on FreeBSD
(please remember to read the F.A.Q: you have to enable apgart),
I could not get it working.
AFAIK i81x is not supported on OBSD right now, but somebody is
porting a (XFree86?-) patch from NetBSD to OpenBSD which is highly
experimental (and not published yet).
The same Motherboard/onboard-gfx will work quite good on Linux and
> Has anybody had success with these "Solano" chipsets? So far its a quick
> way to kill a box. Are these not vesa compatable?
I really don't know, but it seems that they're at least not 100% compatible!
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