0 Replies Latest reply on Aug 25, 2010 11:17 AM by wizarddrummer

    Question about 82845G driver compatibility and the Linux Kernel



      I have exhausted all of the Linux solutions, so I am here, where the controller experts are.


      I have this old Compac HP D220 MT machine with the Intel Extreme 82845G controller that has ubuntu 10.04 LTS installed.


      Linux version and what it understands about the controller.

      uname -r

      lspci output (video only)
      00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 03)
      00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)


      The graphics drivers that are installed ubuntu does not cover my controller.


      So I searched, and the latest driver I can find is:

      Intel(R) Graphics Driver - Linux* [IntelGraphics_060704.tar.gz]
      dated 12/17/2004
      Version 20041217


      When I ran the installation script, I got a message that said that it was about to make modifications to the kernel and it was only compatible with Kernel versions 2.4.(and a bunch of numbers I don't remember); I stopped the install.


      My question: Is there a work around for this? Is there another driver for another controller that's newer that would be recognized by my 82845G controller or the Linux OS whatever the correct way of saying that is?


      Does anybody know what would happen if I do try to install a driver that is not in sync with my kernel version?


      I'm poor and can't afford to upgrade the hardware, heck I can't even upgrade my socks, but I would like to enjoy some better graphics when I am working in Linux.


      Any help will be greatly appreciated.