Jan 202013

Debian 7.0(beta4) and i845G/GL didn’t work out-of-the box for me, X crashed without a log as soon as it tried to initialize.

After adding following to /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/05-i845g.conf – everything seems to work:


Section “Device”
Option    “DRI”    “True”
Option    “Shadow”    “True”
Option    “XvMC”    “False”
Option    “XvPreferOverlay”    “False”
Identifier    “Card0”
Driver    “intel”
VendorName    “Intel Corporation”
BoardName    “82845G/GL [Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
BusID    “PCI:0:2:0”


It’s possible that this is fixed when Wheezy is officially released, at least a bug has been reported.