[arch-dev-public] new package: xf86-video-intel-legacy

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 17:23:15 EDT 2009

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> 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
>> libdrm.
>> 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
>> driver.
>> 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).
> Allan

Works fine here. X now works with kernel26 2.6.29. Xv works for
videos, GL games works. The OpenGL screensavers are choppy however but
before I was only getting garbage. A definite improvement.

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