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Intel 82815 Driver


Post by Nyxx » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:14 pm

Hi there,
I'm a new menber of this forum.
I tryed to install MX-17 in an old laptot to give it a new life.
Mx is light and bauty so I like to use this disto, but I have some treble:
1) Display resolution settigs show only 640x480.
2) Firefox and Pale Moon doesnt't start, so I must use another PC to write in this forum.

If I open Synaptic show the intel grafic card drivers are installed, if I open terminal in Root, and send command xrandr -q it answer:
xrandr: failed to get size of gamma for output default. Screen 0 minimun 640 x 480, current 640 x 480, maximun 640 x 480 default connected 640x480+0+0 0mm x 0mm.
I tried to insert manually the resolution but doesn't work, I tried to follow some other tread with similar issue without resoult.

Someone can help me step by step to solve tis issue?


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Re: Intel 82815 Driver


Post by timkb4cq » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:31 pm

We need a bit more information to know where to start. Normally I would ask to run inxi -F in a terminal and paste it back here - but since you can't connect that would be difficult.
Can you give us the full make & model off the plate on the back of your laptop so we can look up the hardware?
MSI 970A-G43 MB, AMD FX-6300 (six core), 16GB RAM, GeForce 730, Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD, Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB

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Re: Intel 82815 Driver


Post by Nyxx » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:03 am

Hi Timkb4ck, thanks for your reply.
In the backplate there is only write Acer 610 series, but I have other information:
Acer Travelmate 613TXV, it's a PIII 1000, 128 Mb ram ( now 512Mb ) , intel 82815, Hard disk: DJSA-220 20Gb, monitor: 14.1".

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Re: Intel 82815 Driver


Post by Nyxx » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:37 am

This is the inxi -F file, I copied it in a usb key, then here.

root@Davide-MX-Linux:/home/davide# inxi -F
Host: Davide-MX-Linux Kernel: 4.13.0-1-686-pae i686 bits: 32
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3
Distro: MX-17_386 Horizon December 15, 2017
Type: Other-vm? System: ACER product: TravelMate 610 v: -1
serial: 9141Q01BHI143031E8T
Mobo: ACER model: TravelMate 610 serial: 9141Q01BHI143031E8T
BIOS: Phoenix LTD v: V1.0 R01-B6 date: 08/10/01
ID-1: BATA charge: 0 Wh condition: 0/3.2 Wh
Topology: Single Core model: Pentium III (Coppermine)
type: UP L2 cache: 256 KB
Speed: 700 MHz min/max: 700/1000 MHz Core speed (MHz):
1: 700
Card-1: Intel 82815 Graphics Controller (CGC) driver: N/A
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.2)
driver: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 640x480~60Hz
renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.9 128 bits)
v: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6
Card-1: Intel 82801BA/BAM AC97 Audio Controller
driver: snd_intel8x0
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.13.0-1-686-pae
Card-1: Intel 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet Controller
driver: e100
IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:00:e2:54:a0:c1
Card-2: Realtek RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter type: USB
driver: rtl8192cu
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:13:ef:6a:1e:98
IF-ID-1: irda0 state: down mac: 00:00:00:00
HDD Total Size: 18.63 GiB used: 5.11 GiB (27.4%)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: IC25N020ATDA04-0 size: 18.63 GiB
ID-1: / size: 16.21 GiB used: 5.10 GiB (31.5%) fs: ext4
dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 8.8 MiB (0.4%) fs: swap
dev: /dev/sda2
System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 154 Uptime: 20 min Memory: 496.1 MiB
used: 188.3 MiB (38.0%) Shell: bash inxi: 2.9.08
root@Davide-MX-Linux:/home/davide# sudo /etc/modprobe.d

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Re: Intel 82815 Driver


Post by chrispop99 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:50 am

I'm afraid that your machine is a bit too old to run MX really well. The reason the web browsers won't start is that your Pentium 3 CPU does not support the SSE2 flag, and that is a requirement for most modern browsers. The other limitation is the small amount of RAM you have; 1GB is really the minimum for comfortable working. antiX would be a better choice for your machine.

If you still want to try to get MX to work, and you have another machine available, have a look at the Wiki here:

https://mxlinux.org/wiki/system/boot-pa ... LiveCD/USB

for some things to try to get the graphics working.

If no luck, post back with what you have tried, and we will try to get you up and running.

Test machines:
32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.

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Re: Intel 82815 Driver


Post by Nyxx » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:05 am

Hi chrispop99,
I know my laptop is very old, and I know firefox and othe browser doesn't work, for this I install Pale Moon non SSE2, start but it crash in a couple of minute.
I tried to follow your suggestion with an Antix live, but same problem than Mx in internet browser and for display resolution.
I Antix doesn't work, I don't know what do anymore.
If someone help me to solve just the graphic issue, I will happy, otherwise I put it on the trush :bawling: .

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Re: Intel 82815 Driver


Post by NGIB » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:08 am

It's probably time to retire that hardware. You can find used laptops very reasonably priced...
Life's tough, it's tougher if you're stupid...

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Re: Intel 82815 Driver


Post by caprea » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:10 am

I think you have to deinstall the adobe-flashplugin.

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Re: Intel 82815 Driver


Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:33 am

for the video, try searching for


in this forum. you should find instructions for forcing use of the "intel" video driver rather than "modsetting". You are almost certainly not very well supported and it looks like you are getting a limited resolution due to either vesa or fbdev being the backend for the display driver in X.
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-18
lenovo s21e - MX-18, antiX-17.3.1 (live-USB)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: Intel 82815 Driver


Post by Jerry3904 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:44 am

Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
Personal: XPS 13, 4.18.0-19.3-liquorix, 4 GB

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