Re: experiences with netbsd/i830mg

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On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 08:33:32PM -0800, Marshall Rose wrote:
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> To: pirat <>
> Subject: Re: experiences with netbsd/i830mg
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> > > thanks very much. this is good data.
> > > 
> > actually, i got the data from Paul
> thanks. what is paul's email address?
i'd better attached his reply to you.

with best regards,
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On Sat, Nov 23, 2002 at 04:04:13PM +0700, pirat wrote:
> hi sirs,
>  we have thinkpad R31 which has i830M GMCH SVGA Controller.
> we tried so many ways to config. x windows but fail.

I have have one of these and swore a lot at this!

It seems that the i810 X driver doesnt (yet) know about the
i830 version of the video hardware.  Anyhow I ended up using
the vesa driver which works fine for me.

Follows is a copy of my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4,  you may need
to tweak the keyboard layout though...



Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "XFree86 Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "xie"
	Load  "xtrap"
	Load  "speedo"
	Load  "type1"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "keyboard"
	Option     "XkbModel"      "pc102"
	Option     "XkbLayout"     "gb"


Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "MouseSystems"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Option	    "DRI"	"on"
	Driver      "vesa"
	VendorName  "Intel"
	BoardName   "i830M"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultColorDepth	16
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     16
		Modes	  "1024x768"

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