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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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    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.

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    /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers
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    Quote Originally Posted by canela View Post
    Try editing your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.
    Comment out the line that starts with the word "mode".
    Restart X. <ctrl><alt><backspace>.
    Did that.

    I take it the comment character is '#', correct? If so I commented out the line that began with 'mode' and restarted X. Still not getting correct resolutions.

    I'm so not looking forward to getting the driver installed per Intel's instructions.

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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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    Awesome! Good job!
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    Thanks. And thanks to everyone who chimed in.

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