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Old 26th November 2012, 06:59 AM
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Question Question about video driver on F17

Hello:

I just installed F17 and my monitor is running in a less than preferred configuration. In my search for an updated or more capable driver, that's where I get stuck. I'm never given specific information about the video adapter from the system -- it's all generic:

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0126] (rev 09)
and this:

Code:
lspci -v -s 00:02.0
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 1582
	Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 16
	Memory at dd000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
	Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
	I/O ports at e000 [size=64]
	Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
	Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
	Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
	Capabilities: [a4] PCI Advanced Features
I'm still very new to this and not sure where to search next... I'd like to get better resolution and 32 bit color (it will only run n 24 now). Can I upgrade this video driver? What card is it? I'll attach my Xorg.0.log too.

Thanks for your assistance!!!
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Old 26th November 2012, 08:37 AM
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Re: Question about video driver on F17

Just check the data sheet for you CPU. It's HD 3000 graphics or lower depending on your CPU model.
Code:
grep -i intel /proc/cpuinfo | sort -u
Your graphics chip only has 64 MiB memory available. Can you increase the video memory in your BIOS setup?

What kind of monitor is it and how is it connected to your computer?

The maximum resolution is usually automagically detected from the monitor. If this doesn't work for whatever reason then you have to define a screen section manually.

Quote:
[ 16.820] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[ 16.820] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[ 16.820] (**) | |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
The Intel video driver is part of the kernel. Have you updated to the latest 3.6 kernel yet?
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Old 27th November 2012, 02:56 AM
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Re: Question about video driver on F17

Thanks for the reply! I'll do my best to answer below:

Quote:
Originally Posted by george_toolan View Post
Just check the data sheet for you CPU. It's HD 3000 graphics or lower depending on your CPU model.
Code:
grep -i intel /proc/cpuinfo | sort -u
Here's the output:

Code:
grep -i intel /proc/cpuinfo | sort -u
model name	: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz
vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
Quote:
Originally Posted by george_toolan View Post
Your graphics chip only has 64 MiB memory available. Can you increase the video memory in your BIOS setup?
I searched the BIOS high and low and there ins't a thing in there about allocating video memory.

Quote:
Originally Posted by george_toolan View Post
What kind of monitor is it and how is it connected to your computer?

The maximum resolution is usually automagically detected from the monitor. If this doesn't work for whatever reason then you have to define a screen section manually.
This is an ASUS U56E Notebook.

I don't know what define a screen section manually is?!?!

Also, I thought an x11 configuration file (I'm guessing that is what you are referring to) isn't used anymore. Please clarify.

Quote:
Originally Posted by george_toolan View Post
The Intel video driver is part of the kernel. Have you updated to the latest 3.6 kernel yet?
This is what I am running:

Code:
uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 3.6.7-4.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Nov 20 19:40:01 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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