[arch-dev-public] new package: xf86-video-intel-legacy
allan at archlinux.org
Tue Apr 7 08:25:42 EDT 2009
Allan McRae wrote:
> Jan de Groot wrote:
>> Hello Intel users,
>> There's a new package in testing (x86_64 only at this moment, i686 will
>> follow later today) called "xf86-video-intel-legacy". This is the old
>> 2.3.2 driver, patched to support xorg-server 1.6 and newer versions of
>> Users with pre-G965 hardware who suffer from performance issues with the
>> current -intel driver should test this release. Note that this driver is
>> rather old and doesn't contain support for all the new hardware around
>> these days. G965+ users should be better off with the normal intel
>> I hope this driver can replace the need for the old i915 repository
>> maintained by a community member. If this is the case, expect
>> xorg-server 1.6 to be moving to extra soon.
> Legacy packages works well here (Intel 945GM). My chromuim-bsu FPS
> went from 10 to 50 and extreme tux racer is smooth. Note that with
> sticking to the "new" intel driver, I got a boost from 5 to 10FPS with
> the new builds put in i686 last night. Have not tried playing video
> full screen at my TVs native resolution yet (which was my other problem).
And I can also play video on my TV at full screen. So, for my laptop
usage, everything is back to being as in the pre xorg update era.
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