[CentOS] graphics driver

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Sat Oct 23 15:12:30 EDT 2010


On 10/23/10 11:23 AM, Ritika Garg wrote:
> I did installation of CentOS5.5 in text mode and made changes at the 
> following places in the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf :
> section "device"
> identifier : "vesa"
> driver:"vesa"
> section "screen"
> device:"vesa"
>
> Also in the file /etc/inittab I changed id:3:initdefault to 
> id:5:initdefault so that I can boot linux in graphical mode.
> I had to make the changes in xorg.conf because the visibility of the 
> graphics was so poor that it was impossible to work.
> The installation was done on Dell Inspiron N5010 with the chipset: 
> Intel(R) HM57 Express chipset LPC interface controller 3B0B which is a 
> part of Mobile intel 5 series
> The video controller is: Intel (R) HD Graphics
> Although graphics is there but the resolution and refresh rate are 
> limited to 1024*768 and 0Hz, so I need to find the video driver.
> I had given "i810" in xorg.conf but that didn't work. Which driver is 
> recommended?

I don't have one of those, but that system has the graphics controller 
integrated into the CPU (!) rather than the chipset...  Its called 
Arrandale, and I believe the correct X.org driver is IGDNG (Intel 
Graphics Device Next Generation)






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