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Thread: Intel's New Clarkdale IGP On Linux Not So Pleasant

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    Default Intel's New Clarkdale IGP On Linux Not So Pleasant

    Phoronix: Intel's New Clarkdale IGP On Linux Not So Pleasant

    Last week we shared that Intel Core i3 Linux benchmarks were being worked on at Phoronix with an Intel Core i3 530 "Clarkdale" processor that we had purchased. This recently released Intel Core i3 processor features an integrated graphics processor on the CPU itself...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzkwOA

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    Phoronix where writing articles IS the bug report :-$

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    Could you guys try to just kill X with ctrl+alt+bcksp instead of rebooting? I'm curious to see what'll happen. You'll need to enable the combo first (at least in Ubuntu).

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    P55 motherboard ?
    is not H55 required to use the IGP ?
    or I am messed up with all this new Intel socket/chipset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pchev View Post
    P55 motherboard ?
    is not H55 required to use the IGP ?
    or I am messed up with all this new Intel socket/chipset.
    Typo, it's H55. will fix when I get back to my office.

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    I'm very interested about i530 performance on Linux as I'm thinking to buy one.
    Tests about performance and also power consumptions would be very welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Intel's New Clarkdale IGP On Linux Not So Pleasant

    Last week we shared that Intel Core i3 Linux benchmarks were being worked on at Phoronix with an Intel Core i3 530 "Clarkdale" processor that we had purchased. This recently released Intel Core i3 processor features an integrated graphics processor on the CPU itself...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzkwOA
    GPU hung is not Clarkdale problem, it seems all intel chips affected on 2009Q4. Bug for 965 was recently fixed in kernel, however there's still a bug for gen3 hardware (915-945 chipsets), here it is: http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25475

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    Quote Originally Posted by anarsoul View Post
    GPU hung is not Clarkdale problem, it seems all intel chips affected on 2009Q4. Bug for 965 was recently fixed in kernel, however there's still a bug for gen3 hardware (915-945 chipsets), here it is: http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25475
    as i was reading the article i had a strange feeling it was a hardware issue......

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    As somebody already said, this is a driver issue that affects not only Clarkdale. My laptop has an Intel X3100 GPU (using the i915 driver) and I have these same horrid X lockups randomly when closing the lid or suspending, or maybe just sitting idle for a long time (and setting the screen to go blank after some time).

    I can still SSH into the laptop, and what I see is the /usr/bin/X process eating a whole core. As for the laptop itself, sysrq+reisub is the only thing that physically works.

    Hope it gets fixed soon, because it is indeed disastrous. I tried the git versions for the intel driver and libdrm, to no avail. So right now I'm stuck with a laptop whose lid can't be closed or which can't go into suspend mode because it's like playing russian roulette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GODLiKE View Post
    As somebody already said, this is a driver issue that affects not only Clarkdale. My laptop has an Intel X3100 GPU (using the i915 driver) and I have these same horrid X lockups randomly when closing the lid or suspending, or maybe just sitting idle for a long time (and setting the screen to go blank after some time).
    Awww... This is very much like the Wireless screwup Intel's bunch had back about 3 years back. Not good. Guess I'll avoid the front of the source tree for my i945 based devices and hang back a bit on the i3 purchase I was planning on for end of next month.

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