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    Insalling Intel graphics driver

    I've gotten my Mac Mini to dual-boot into FC6, but the resolution on the video card will only display in 640x480. I downloaded drivers for it from here

    Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller.

    Intel makes no clams about this working with FC6 but I thought I would download it anyway and see what's what. I just have a ton of files that I extracted from the .tar archive and I don't know what to do next.

    Help a newbie. Please.

    Thanks,
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    This Intel support page showed how to install the driver for it. It's about 2/3 of the page down. Check it out.
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    1) Copy the driver binary (intel_drv.o) to the X server's modules/driver
    directory. The default installation location is
    /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers. This location can vary so check
    your system for the proper path.

    This path does not exist so I'm dead in my tracks for the time being. Where is the x server's /modules/drivers directory in FC6?

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    I don't run FC6 so I can't verify it for you. May be someone who runs it will post it (hopefully). LC?
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    What do you run? If I can't get FC6 to play nice with my graphics adapter, I may try another distro.

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    Try editing your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.
    Comment out the line that starts with the word "mode".
    Restart X. <ctrl><alt><backspace>

    You could start to see the resolution options then.

    FC6 is a little screwy. The default drivers may work just fine without you having to go through the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyJoeJoe View Post
    What do you run?
    Latest Ubuntu 6.10 with Nvidia 256 graphic card.
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    I don't run FC6 so I can't verify it for you. May be someone who runs it will post it (hopefully). LC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyJoeJoe View Post
    The default installation location is
    /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers. This location can vary so check
    your system for the proper path.

    This path does not exist so I'm dead in my tracks for the time being. Where is the x server's /modules/drivers directory in FC6?
    KK answered it for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel_Killer View Post
    /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers
    HTH ...
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    I DID IT!!!!

    I followed these directions and got my screen resolution to 1280x1024 although it shows up now as 'Unknown video card'. I am clueless as to what I did and if, in fact, it made a difference, but I can now at least use my distro of FC6.

    1) Copy the driver binary (intel_drv.o) to the X server's modules/driver
    directory. The default installation location is
    /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers. This location can vary so check
    your system for the proper path.

    2) Copy the necessary port driver files (*.so files) into X server's modules
    directory. The default installation location is /usr/X11R6/lib/modules.
    This location can vary so check your system for the proper path.
    Once copying the required port drivers, specify them in "PortDrivers"
    option in the Device section of config file. For more information,
    look for option "PortDrivers" in the man page.

    3) Copy the driver man page to the X server's man/man4 directory. The default
    installation location is /usr/X11R6/man/man4. This location can vary so
    check your system for the proper path.

    4) Modify your X server config file to include a device section for this driver.
    See the man page for details on the configuration options and example
    usage.

    The default location for the config file is /etc/X11

    5) Copy the port control client libraries libXportctl.a and libXportctl.so.1.0
    to the X server's library directory. Create symbolic links for additional
    names:
    ln -s libXportctl.so.1.0 libXportctl.so
    ln -s libXportctl.so.1.0 libXportctl.so.1

    The default installation location is /usr/X11R6/lib. This location can
    vary so check your system for the proper path.

    6) Copy the port control include file to the X server's include/extensions
    directory. The default installation location is /usr/X11R6/include/X11.
    This location can vary so check your system for the proper path.

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