1. About This Guide

1.1. Purpose of this Guide

This guide aims to provide users with information on how to install, set up and use the latest Intel(R) 810 and 815 Framebuffer driver, which as of this writing is i810fb-0.0.23.

1.2. Copyright and Trademarks

Copyright (c) 2002 Tony Daplas. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

All brand names which starts with an uppercase letter and/or suffixed with a '(R)' should be considered as trademarks and that all such trademarks belong to their respective owners.

1.3. Disclaimer

The contents of this guide should be used SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Neither the author of this guide nor the author of the Intel(R) 810/815 driver should be held responsible for any type of damage incurred by using the software and/or following the contents of this guide.

1.4. Acknowledgments

  1. Geert Uytterhoeven for his excellent How-To and for the virtual framebuffer driver code

  2. Jeff Hartmann for his kernel agpgart code

  3. Intel(R) for providing us with this value-oriented chipset and for providing technical documentation.

  4. Matt Sottek for his inputs and ideas which helped in making some of the optimizations possible.

  5. Michael Vogt added support for the Intel 815 chipsets and support of secondary/external displays.

  6. Fredrik Andersson helped alpha test the VESA GTF.

  7. Brad Corrion helped test customized video timings support.