416: 'i810' versus 'intel' video driver

416 has the 'i810_drv.so' video driver, which as I mentioned in a recent post, is out of Xorg 7.2, whereas 416 has Xorg 7.3. But I recently found the the old driver has it's downside, playing some videos with too-bright washed-out colours.

So what I have done is rename 'i810_drv.so' to 'i810OLD_drv.so'. Now, when the Xorg Wizard is run, the normal 'intel_drv.so' driver is automatically used. However, I added a choice into the Wizard to switch over to the older driver, and to switch back.

So, people with old video hardware that works best with the 'i810' driver, and those with newer hardware that works best with the 'intel' driver, should both be satisfied.

Posted on 14 Jul 2009, 21:43


Posted on 15 Jul 2009, 7:13 by pop-pop
416 'I810' driver
416 is the first Puppy of those that I have tried since 3.1 that displays 1024x768 on my Dell Inspiron laptop with Xorg. With previous releases I have had to copy the i810 driver to get Xorg to work. Xvesa would only do 640x480 which is pretty much unusable.