Intel 82815 Video Display

Frank McCormick fmccormick at
Wed Nov 26 22:46:11 UTC 2008

Chris G wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 04:29:49PM -0500, Frank McCormick wrote:
>> harveytaylor2008 at wrote:
>>> I am having issues with Ubuntu 8.10 and my video card. I am able to get 800x600 only and I am not able to make changes to documents, etc due to the fact of my limit screen. Can anyone help?
>> Make sure X is using the intel driver...not any other one. In my
>> experience with Intel 82865 on-board video. the intel driver is the only
>> one that works properly. It gives me 1650x1080 on my LG Flatron monitor.
> My experience with the Intel drivers and a motherboard with the Intel
> G31 chipset is bad.  The new 'no xorg.conf' setup gets very lost on my
> system and although X itself is stable when I exit (to the gdm login
> screen) it sometimes crashes.  I also can't get CTRL/ALT/n to work at
> all, it goes to an unusable video mode.

  The 82815 is much older than the G31 express chipset.
  I also don't like the self-configuring of xorg...but thems the breaks :)

> I think there's something decidedly lacking still in the way that the
> Intel drivers configure themselves to the screen resolution.

   Could be...but the intel driver works like a champion here.

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