Problems with intel 945GME

Alan Hourihane alanh at
Wed Sep 3 09:40:10 PDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-09-03 at 17:24 +0100, Will Wagner wrote:
> Answering all the posts at one :)
>  > The logs look good now as the devices are disabled, but can you quantify
>  > slow as the Xserver should come up in a matter of seconds ??
> It takes ~12 seconds between each SDVO trace message.
>  >
>  > The motherboard is claiming SDVO support but no capabilities that's
>  > what's causing troubles.
> Not knowing anything about SDVO other than what's on the wikipedia page can this be fixed 
> with a BIOS update or is the hardware at fault. Any hint as to what I should say to the 
> board vendor would be helpful.
>  >
>  > It's probably worth contacting the vendor there, but the driver could be
>  > hacked to remove the SDVO probing code to improve the startup time.
> presumably the change would be in i830_svdo.c? Does this just involve nobbling the call to 
> i830_sdvo_get_capabilities() in i830_sdvo_init()?

In the call to i830_sdvo_init(), just "return FALSE;" from that function
without doing anything.

That should do the trick.


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