dinsdag 16 oktober 2007

How to install Intel GM965 Graphics (X3100 chip; intel video driver) on Ubuntu

Unfortunately the Ubuntu install CD does not supports the 965 chipset graphics card yet so the graphical install will not work.

This is how to install ubuntu anyway, and after it install the graphics driver

  1. Download the Alternate Installation ISO and install it

  2. Then download and install these packages:

    • gcc-4.2-base_4.2.1-5ubuntu4_amd64.deb
    • libc6_2.6.1-1ubuntu9_amd64.deb
    • libgcc1_4.2.1-5ubuntu4_amd64.deb
    • tzdata_2007f-3ubuntu1_all.deb
    • xserver-xorg-core_1.3.0.0.dfsg-12ubuntu8_amd64.deb
    • xserver-xorg-video-intel_2.1.1-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb
    If you have downloaded them, go to the directory where you put them.
    Now install all of them by doing this in a terminal (console; tty):
    sudo dpkg -i libgcc1_4.2.1-5ubuntu4_amd64.deb gcc-4.2-base_4.2.1-5ubuntu4_amd64.deb libc6_2.6.1-1ubuntu9_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i tzdata_2007f-3ubuntu1_all.deb xserver-xorg-core_1.3.0.0.dfsg-12ubuntu8_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -r --force-depends xserver-xorg-video-i810
    sudo dpkg -i xserver-xorg-video-intel_2.1.1-0ubuntu6_amd64.deb
    The dpkg -r --force-depends removes the i810 driver even if the intel driver isnt installed. You should have OR i810 OR intel. This is why I first force to remove it, even if the intel driver is not there. After it I install the intel driver.
    (mind that with package removal there is no version number and architecture, only the name)

  3. You can test if it works by doing
  4. sudo X -configure
    and then
    sudo X -config /root/xorg.conf.new
    Now if you get a grey background with a pointer then it is working :D
    Now end X and copy the config by doing:
    sudo cp /root/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Does linux rocks? HELL YEAH :D

    Probably you have to install your windowmanager and loginmanager ( kde+kdm / gnome+gdm / ... + xdm ).

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