FC5: graphical install problem

Jim Cornette fc-cornette at insight.rr.com
Tue May 2 22:02:30 UTC 2006

Dario Lesca wrote:
> Il giorno sab, 29/04/2006 alle 16.09 -0400, Jim Cornette ha scritto:
>> Dario Lesca wrote:
>> If you could change the driver back to i810 and run modprobe i910 before
> # modprobe i910
> FATAL: Module i910 not found

Original question.
> I am trying to install FC-5, on a system whit a Intel 82865 MB, but X
> won't start for graphical install. The screen is black and the keyboard
> not respond (CTRL+ALT+F2 do not switch)

My fault, it is i915 instead of i910. I tried modprobe for the i810 and 
for the i915 and both loaded. Currently, I am on a radeon system and 
lsmod shows both the modules loaded as below.

Anyway, I am skeptical that loading the module and then running 
system-config-display would work anyway as I think about the issue more. 
System-config-display should load the video modules during probing for 
the video cards.

There were two threads recently regarding Intel video. One of the 
threads mentioned a program called 915resolution that is needed for some 
Intel versions. I never needed the program so I am not familiar with the 
There was also a thread discussing problems with later model Intel 
graphics cards. The person grabbed the snapshot for the driver and ran a 
script to replace the faulty binaries passed on through the latest 
xorg-x11 update for the Intel cards.
Reference to thread.

Yet another person stated that he acquired working drivers through the 
development repository.

If you want to try the modprobe for the i810 and i915 driver and then 
run system-config-display --reconfig it should not hurt anything.

My excerpt from lsmod after installing the i810 and i915 modules.

[root at lh ~]# modprobe i810
[root at lh ~]# modprobe i910
FATAL: Module i910 not found.
[root at cornette-lt ~]# modprobe i915
[root at lh ~]# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
i915                   18497  0
i810                   19777  0
radeon                 97377  1
drm                    63701  4 i915,i810,radeon


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