Intel-Mobile 965 GM and LCD: black screen

Maarten Maathuis madman2003 at
Tue Aug 5 01:51:05 PDT 2008

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 10:42 AM,  <thunderfox at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I installed openSUSE 11.0 on a barebone with Intel-Mobile Chipset 965 GM. My LCD is connected via DVI-Port, but it is possible to connect a monitor with a VGA-cable to the barebone DVI-Port using adapter DVI->VGA.
> The configuration with Sax is possible, Sax says during test 1280x1024 at 60 but the test-card has only 1024x768 at 80 (monitor information). When starting the x-server after finishing sax the monitor says "out of range: vsync at 170 hz" and I got a black screen.
> While Sax uses the "intel"-driver, I installed with sax2 -m 0=vesa the "vesa"-driver: everything worked fine, I got 1280x1024 at 60 but no 3D. Installing the old "i810"-driver did not work.
> So, what can I do? I need 3D for Goole-Earth.
> PS.: Later I installed (K)Ubuntu 8.4.1 with the same result (LCD with vsync 170) and I started Knoppix 5.3.1 from DVD also with the same result. A bug in the "intel"-driver?
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If you truly have a DVI-I (carrying analog signal as well as digital),
then the intel driver might not expect that. From what i've heard in
the past DVI-I is rare for intel hw. Someone from intel might be able
to give his/her final word on the matter.

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