[kde-linux] Cannot access certain site

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sat Mar 29 20:49:37 UTC 2008

Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Saturday 29 March 2008 09:22:39 david wrote:
>> Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> So what sort of spec are you talking about?  It would help us to
>>> understand your problem.  As for the new laptop, maybe the video card is
>>> too recent?  It sometimes takes a while for things to catch up.  When I
>>> bought this laptop there was a similar problem, which went away as things
>>> updated.
>> We don't buy new stuff - we're bottom feeders. We buy cheap stuff.
>> The wife's new laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804, which uses
>> Mobile Intel GL960 Express graphics. I did try to use KUbuntu's Intel
>> driver with it, and only succeeded in getting a blank black screen. So
>> is that chipset so new that Linux doesn't really support it yet?
> Absolutely not.  Have you googled for this?  Try 'linux graphics GB960'.  I 
> got plenty of hits.  For a starter
> http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Tech/Video/Intel
> <quote>
> The driver for this controller is known as i810, is open-source, and is 
> distributed as part of the X.org X server packages with Linux distributions. 
> This driver provides low-performance 3-D graphics acceleration capabilities. 
> </quote>

It was the i810 driver that gave me the blank black screen on her 
machine. Using KUbuntu 7.10 in her case.

>> My laptop is about four years old now. It uses Intel 855GM video. And
>> everytime X shuts down while using the Intel driver, it reports errors
>> trying to initialize some feature of the Intel 830 graphics chipset.
> I have a 6-year-old laptop that runs Fedora 6.  Slow, but everything runs.  
> Again, have you googled?  There's plenty of info out there.
> http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Direct_rendering_on_Intel_Extreme_Graphics_(855GM)_chipsets
> http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Intel_Extreme_Graphics_2
> http://intellinuxgraphics.org/documentation.html

Thanks, I shall look into it.

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