i810 versus intel Xorg drivers

Quirky 013 has two Intel video drivers, 'i810' and 'intel'. Some people with older hardware have found that the i810 driver works, the intel driver doesn't -- in fact, the intel driver has even been reported to hang the PC.

The i810 driver is from Xorg 7.2 and the intel driver was introduced in Xorg 7.3 as it's replacement.

The Xorg Wizard in Quirky 013 does offer to change driver if the automatically selected one fails -- but that is no good if the PC has hung!

Therefore, I have added an extra button in the very first window of the Wizard, so there is now <probe>, <vesa> and <choose> buttons.

The latter will offer to use i810 immediately. I will in future expand that to allow other choices.


Posted on 1 Apr 2010, 10:59


Comments:

Posted on 1 Apr 2010, 13:05 by adi
April Fools' Day
Puppy completely disappeared form "Page Hit Ranking" on distrowatch.com. May be tomorrow will be another chance...


Posted on 1 Apr 2010, 15:17 by Sage
Video drivers
A salutory tale. Surprising that so many folks are surprised that Intel video chips cause problems, even with their own video drivers. What's new?! It's always been like this, even with 'doze. Intel is a rubbish company, can't design chips properly first time round, can't write drivers. The obvious, if difficul, solution has always been to avoid their products. How many mega-hours of valuable codres time have they been responsible for wasting this last couple of decades. Folks really must learn to leave this company to rot in it's own follies.


Posted on 1 Apr 2010, 15:20 by above
Sage
...typos excepted!


Posted on 1 Apr 2010, 19:21 by ICPUG
Intel driver choice
I, for one, will welcome this new button. It will cut down the hoops I have to jump through just to get the latest Puppy working with my graphics chip and at my preferred screen resolution.

Sage - one day I hope to welcome you into the real world. Until then I wish you well in Sage world, where everything is designed to your specifications and you have no problems obttaining what you want.


Posted on 2 Apr 2010, 6:10 by nic2109
Sage's World
Sage's world is also one where unnecessary apostrophes are liberally sprinkled in every text.

The education system must have been terrible way back whenever Sage went to school; thank goodness it's improved since then.


Posted on 2 Apr 2010, 6:10 by nic2109
Sage's World
Sage's world is also one where unnecessary apostrophes are liberally sprinkled in every text.

The education system must have been terrible way back whenever Sage went to school; thank goodness it's improved since then.