cannot start Xwindow in "1024X768 and thousand colors" or better - Redhat

This is a discussion on cannot start Xwindow in "1024X768 and thousand colors" or better - Redhat ; I have bought a Dell PC(Dimension 1100), installed with "Intel(R) 865GV Chipset" using Extreme Graphics 2 for Display. I have downloaded the driver dri-I915-v1.1-20041217.i386.rpm from Intel. I installed it but I forgot to stop the X server in advance. I ...

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  1. cannot start Xwindow in "1024X768 and thousand colors" or better

    I have bought a Dell PC(Dimension 1100), installed with "Intel(R) 865GV
    Chipset" using Extreme Graphics 2 for Display. I have downloaded the
    driver dri-I915-v1.1-20041217.i386.rpm from Intel. I installed it but I
    forgot to stop the X server in advance. I stopped the X server and
    tried to install again but it said the package is already installed. Ok
    then I reboot and configure the Display. The X window is able to
    recognize the display device but I cannot change it to anything better
    than 1024X768 + 256 colors. Attached is the XFreeConfig, can anyone who
    has the same experience, or knows how to solve it give me a help with
    it?

    # XFree86 4 configuration created by redhat-config-xfree86

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"

    # RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name
    of the
    # file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
    # no need to change the default.
    # Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated
    together)
    # By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent
    of
    # the X server to render fonts.
    RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    FontPath "unix/:7100"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "fbdevhw"
    Load "glx"
    Load "record"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "type1"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    # Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
    # Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
    # To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
    # Option "XkbDisable"
    # To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
    # lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
    # keyboard, you will probably want to use:
    # Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
    # If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
    # Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
    #
    # Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
    # For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
    # Option "XkbLayout" "de"
    # or:
    # Option "XkbLayout" "de"
    # Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
    #
    # If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
    # control keys, use:
    # Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
    # Or if you just want both to be control, use:
    # Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
    #
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "keyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"

    # If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
    # this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
    # also use USB mice at the same time.
    Identifier "DevInputMice"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName "DELL E173FP"
    DisplaySize 340 270
    HorizSync 31.0 - 80.0
    VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
    Option "dpms"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "i810"
    VendorName "Videocard vendor"
    BoardName "Intel 865"
    VideoRam 131072
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 8
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "DRI"
    Group 0
    Mode 0666
    EndSection


  2. Re: cannot start Xwindow in "1024X768 and thousand colors" or better

    martinchan1000@yahoo.com.hk wrote:

    > I have bought a Dell PC(Dimension 1100), installed with "Intel(R) 865GV
    > Chipset" using Extreme Graphics 2 for Display. I have downloaded the
    > driver dri-I915-v1.1-20041217.i386.rpm from Intel. I installed it but I
    > forgot to stop the X server in advance.



    Below is an 'edited' section from your video configuration file, using your
    choice of editor make the changes then save and restart the X server;


    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 32
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 32
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Notice the DefaultDepth change to 32 instead of 8 and the new 'Depth 32' and
    'Depth 24' SubSections.



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