Does it go back to the 855 series like the mesa i915 does? I mean before Intel scrapped their support and instead gave us a dumb framebuffer only driver?
My old (but working) laptop is stuck with fbdev or svga drivers unless this gallium driver could potentially support that hardware.
Same here, I've got several friends and relatives running refurbs with i845 era chips. Recent developments with respect to "old" GPU hardware leaves the situation rather grim for these people who's machines otherwise meet their needs.
And no, they almost none of them have the cash to spare on an old R300-R500 compatible AGP or PCI card.
Basically they where all dumpster dives that where intended to run till I could no longer find parts to keep them running and unfortunately, newer hardware seems to be pretty rare with this down economy, mostly stuff with blown or glitchy Nvidia SATA hardware, which makes the mobos pretty useless.
Did not Fedora 14 not have the Intel Linux Driver.
I am not a Linux expert, just a keen user. I recall that Fedora14 on my dual core Intel motherboard with the I915 driver worked in 3D. That allowed compiz, and all the emerald stuff that required a 3D driver to run quite well on my system.
Fedora 15, has no driver support for the i915 motherboard driver. My choices are simple. Live without 3D, hope to find a driver that works, or install a video card from ati / amd or from nvidea.
If there is a linux driver for the intel, please let me know where to download it.