Ubuntu Edgy On Intel 945GM Graphics & Wide Screen LCD NoteBooks

Ass. Wr. Wb.

Edgy eft has been released for quite some time and thanks for the guys from the gathering i got my self a edubuntu 6.10 πŸ™‚ at first i was realy hyped and with great expectation I installed it right away on my Orange, but the this buggy release realy starts to annoy me with freezing Xwindows and crashing applets on Gnome, at the point where i was going to return to the good old Dapper i remember a phrase that my best friend used to say : “No body likes a quiter!”. So I decided to stick with Edgy and try to solve problems one at a time! Coz this is what open source is all about.. solving problem’s and sharing it with others πŸ™‚ And to the first problem that i solve is the freezin X πŸ™‚ and with this problem gone my life with edgy became stable, fast & beautifull (Thanx to beryl πŸ™‚ )

The other reason why i wrote this how to is because there’s no explaination on the unofficial ubuntu guide on installing a i945GM graphic controller, but there is nothing new in this howto, coz on that guide there’s a good howto on installing a 1915, and this guide is actualy based on that howto πŸ™‚

First download the i945GM driver from :


This driver was originaly made for SUSE 10 that is why it is in binary RPM form, but that’s okay with a little bit of magic called alien the RPM turns into a Debian Package!

Go to the folder where u put the rpm file then do the alien πŸ˜€ :
#sudo alien dri-Intel-3.4.3006-20051209.i386.rpm

Last thing to do :
#sudo dpkg -i dri-Intel-3.4.3006-20051209.i386.deb

Reboot and Thats it!!! On my Orange this installation works like a charm.. πŸ™‚ right after the reboot my screen resolution has been auto adjusted to 1280 x 800 and the wide screen now look crystal clear with no smudge like distortion like it used to have without the intel driver and 1024 x 768 resolution.

And with this driver installed installing beryl became posible, but i’ll discuss that later.. Enjoy!



21 responses to “Ubuntu Edgy On Intel 945GM Graphics & Wide Screen LCD NoteBooks

  1. try these steps :

    $sudo apt-get install 915resolution

    check your resolutions with :

    $915resolution -l

    then input the resolutin you need, this is just an example:

    $915resolution 5c 1920 1200

    you can make this configuration permanent with adding the command at this file:

    $sudo gedit /etc/rc.local

    please add before the “exit 0” line

    sadly the rpm file that used to be available at the official intel download page has been removed. 😦

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  3. ok so i am trying to install it but when i try this comes up: (Reading database … 105562 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace dri-intel 3.4.3006-20051210 (using dri-Intel-3.4.3006-20051209.i386.deb) …
    Unpacking replacement dri-intel …
    Setting up dri-intel (3.4.3006-20051210) …

    ERROR: AGPGART module did not compile
    ./install.sh: line 1583: ./testgart: No such file or directory

    ERROR: AGPGART module did not compile

    ERROR: Kernel modules did not compile
    cp: cannot stat `drm/i915.ko’: No such file or directory
    Failed to install file /lib/modules/2.6.15-28-386/kernel/drivers/char/drm/i915.ko
    cp: cannot stat `agpgart-2.0/intel-agp.ko’: No such file or directory
    Failed to install file /lib/modules/2.6.15-28-386/kernel/drivers/char/agp/intel-agp.ko
    The installation of one or more files failed

    You will need to reboot for the changes to take effect,
    as we were unable to unload the current kernel modules.
    Installation log information has been copied to /tmp/dri.log
    what do i do??

  4. are you have information about driver Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, for fedora 5. please maybe have sent to my email.

  5. Saya juga punya masalah sama laptop Acer yang pakai wide screen dengan intel 945 express.

    Ubuntu hanya mengijinkan resolusi 1024×678, padahal saya menginginkan 1280×800.

    Kalau boleh, mohon kasi tau link yang lainnya untuk konfigurasinya.

    Makasih sebelumnya. πŸ˜€

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    • wow yer in the same boat as me my friend, trying to make it by with shit eqipment. GL dude im just going back to vista until i upgrade my equip!

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