X11 on a Sony Vaio PCG-F707

X11 on a Sony Vaio PCG-F707

Post by Andi » Sun, 16 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Hi all.

I bought a Sony Vaio PCG-F707 some days ago.
(There is the information on the net, that it is not
a problem to configure X11 on it's Neomagic chipset)

But  X11 isn't running.

SuperProbe reports:

First video: Super-VGA
        Chipset: Yamaha 6388 VPDC (Port Probed)
        RAMDAC:  Generic 8-bit pseudo-color DAC
                 (with 6-bit wide lookup tables (or in 6-bit mode))

Any hints what I schould do to have X11 on my machine?

Thanks, Andy

 
 
 

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I've been looking around for a couple of weeks trying to solve
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conclusion the laptop is just too new to work with X 4.2.0, but
figured I'd give it one last try to see if anybody has this working.

I can only get 640x480 in 16 bit colour, or 1024x768 in 8 bit
colour. From what I can gather, config of the i830 chipset is using
the i810 driver, but with dependancies on BIOS settings. The following
Intel URL is quite helpful.

http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/intel830M/tti013.htm

Here's a snippet from my XFree86.0.log...

(II) VESA(0): initializing int10
(WW) VESA(0): Bad V_BIOS checksum
(II) VESA(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) VESA(0): VESA BIOS detected
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Version 3.0
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 832 kB

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00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82830 CGC [Chipset
Graphics Controller] (rev 04)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp. 82830 CGC [Chipset Graphics
Controller]

And my XF86Config-4 has...

Section "Device"
        Identifier "Intel 830"
        VendorName "Intel"
        #Driver "i810"
        Driver "vesa"
        #BoardName "Unknown"
        VideoRam 32768
        Option "AGPMode" "1"
        BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

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0:2:1),
then X will not load and the XFree86.0.log will say that there is not
enough memory to run 1024x768x16bpp.

Reading the Intel document above, it seems to imply that the BIOS
has a fixed setting of 832kb of memory allocated to the graphics, and
there is no way I'm going to get around this (until the i810 X11
driver
is written very differently, or I get a different BIOS). There is no
setting in my laptop's BIOS to adjust this, so am I scuppered?

If anybody has any tips on how I can resolve this it would be great.
Otherwise, I'm going to have to run Windoze until the X drivers
support
this chipset properly :(

TIA.

--Mark

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