[Intel-gfx] Information sought
ian.bruntlett at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 13:55:18 PST 2015
Like I've emailed Daniel Vetter and Jani Nikula, as well as getting help, I
hope to one day be able to provide help. I used to be a C programmer and
I've discovered https://01.org/linuxgraphics/documentation
On 14 December 2015 at 18:17, Felix Miata <mrmazda at earthlink.net> wrote:
> I've run across many Optiplex models over the years, but the GX50 predates
> them all. Looking up in Google it appears to be a Pentium III. Most PCs
> those predate Intel onboard graphics, among which my GX200 (but not my
> or GX110). If your GX50 has the 810E chipset, the Intel driver has in
> years had limited functionality and marginal performance in Linux. My GX110
> has 810E. I haven't powered it up in over 7 months. It's painfully slow. I
> don't remember if X even works in it any more. If you really think a
> nearly 2 decades old with maximum RAM population of 0.5GB warrants refurb,
> suggest you find and install in it an ATI or NVidia PCI gfxcard. The OS
> and X
> need the shared RAM the 810E video is now using.
I'll recycle the GX50s.
> The 7600 has 945G video. I have various recent distro installations (among
> which Kubuntu 14.04 and above) scattered among various machines using 945G
> experiencing none of the trouble your bugs describe, so maybe its problem
> RAM or memory controller. Have you inspected its innards for exploding or
> leaky electrolytic capacitors?
> If it has any large uF (680 or higher) OST brand caps that appear normal
> may nevertheless be bad and are worth checking or replacing if you believe
> the machine otherwise worth salvaging.
I'll put the dc7600 to one side.
> Nomodeset is a workaround that blocks use of Intel driver which causes use
> a low perfomance, limited function fallback driver that will use only modes
> provided by the machine's video BIOS.
Thanks to everyone for their help.
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