Subject: Re: DRI vs Intel 82810-DC100
To: Eric Anholt <>
From: Stephen Borrill <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 08/06/2003 12:54:54
On 5 Aug 2003, Eric Anholt wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-08-05 at 02:08, Stephen Borrill wrote:
> > I've been trying to get X to work on a Dell Optiplex GX100 which has
> > integrated Intel 82810-DC100 graphics. I've previously had few problems
> > getting the i810 driver to work (except having to fix the VideoRam size
> > due to memory allocation problems). Whenever I try and get the i810 driver
> > to work with the 82810-DC100, the screen just blanks and the console is
> > locked (can't change back to text console). Dell do provide XF86Config
> > files on their website and I notice that they include the dri module (not
> > really any other differences). I also note that NetBSD doesn't currently
> > support DRI with XFree86. Is my problem likely to be down to the lack of
> > DRI support? Is there no non-DRI fallback?
> The DRI is basically only for 3d acceleration.  Not having it is just
> fine (FreeBSD i810 users still don't have DRI for i810).


I've sorted it out after a _lot_ of googling. For the record, the fix is
to add:

	Option "NoDDC" "True"

in the Device section (thanks to the OpenBSD guys for this).

I've also found when dealing with other i810 graphics cards that
specifying the video RAM is a necessity, i.e. add the following to the
Device section too:

	VideoRam	4096

Stephen Borrill