Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

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Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

This is an Intel video adapter

Features

  • Integrated into the following chipsets:
  • PCI ID: 8086:????
  • Uses up to 224MB of main memory for video usage

Linux X.Org driver

Supported by Xorg.

Linux Intel driver

There is a Graphics driver for the Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family at Intels Support Site. This driver is just a snapshot of the Xorg/XFree86 driver.

In my case, the i810 driver recommended by multiple sources for this graphics card did not work, leaving a message of "No device found." Running against the generic vesa drivers solved that problem.

ThinkPad LCD

Display on the internal LCD works as long as you set the monitor settings correct.

External VGA port

Works. Dualhead is supported.

There are two options for running the external VGA port - either as a copy of the LCD (clone) or as a separate workspace. Here is an example for the separate workspace mode for xorg.conf for the X60s:

   Section "Device"
       Identifier      "Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller"
       Driver          "i810"
       BusID           "PCI:0:2:0"
       Option "MonitorLayout" "CRT,LFP"
       Option "DevicePresence" "true" 
       Screen 1
   EndSection
   Section "Device"
       Identifier      "Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller External CRT"
       Driver          "i810"
       BusID           "PCI:0:2:0"
       Screen 0
   EndSection
   Section "Monitor"
       Identifier      "LCD"
       Option          "DPMS"
   EndSection
   Section "Monitor"
       Identifier      "External CRT"
       Option          "DPMS"
       HorizSync 28-75
       VertRefresh 43-100
   EndSection


   Section "Screen"
       Identifier      "External Screen"
       Device          "Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller External CRT"
       Monitor         "External CRT"
       DefaultDepth    24
       SubSection "Display"
               Depth           24
               Modes           "1280x1024"
       EndSubSection
   EndSection
   Section "Screen"
       Identifier      "Default Screen"
       Device          "Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller"
       Monitor         "LCD"
       DefaultDepth    24
       SubSection "Display"
               Depth           1
               Modes           "1024x768"
       EndSubSection
   EndSection
   Section "ServerLayout"
       Identifier      "Default Layout"
       Screen          0 "Default Screen" 0 0
       Screen          1 "External Screen" RightOf "Default Screen"
       InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
       InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
       InputDevice     "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
       InputDevice     "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
       InputDevice     "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
       InputDevice     "Synaptics Touchpad"
   EndSection

SVideo port

??

DVI port

DVI passthrough is only supported on the T60.

Linux support status is unknown

Suspend behaviour

  • Required kernel parameters for suspend to ram: none
  • Additional notes:
    • switch to/from X11 to reinitialize display properly (stays black)
    • DO NOT use vbetool to save/restore the video mode, this breakes resume!

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