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    Default Intel X.Org Update Restores 830GM/845G Acceleration

    Phoronix: Intel X.Org Update Restores 830GM/845G Acceleration

    Chris Wilson of Intel OTC put out another point release to the xf86-video-intel 2.20.x DDX driver on Saturday...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE1Mzg

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    Curiously the old UMS drivers never hung my 830 gpu. Make of that what you will.

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    Did the old UMS driver have EXA? If not, it didn't hang because it wasn't accelerating anything anyway.

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    I don't remember whether that was before, after, or during the great EXA transition. But it was certainly before XAA offscreen pixmap accel was disabled, so even if it was XAA, it accelerated copies.

    It certainly did XV and 3d, though the 3d was barely good enough for simple screensavers. I remember trying OA on it for giggles, and at 640x480 low it wasn't playable.

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    Default Intel vs AMD

    AMD drops support for old graphics cards.
    Intel adds support for old graphics.

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    The GMCH on this pair of chipsets is notoriously incoherent, so the GPU is almost certainly going to hang at some point, --
    Wow, surely seems like quality hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    AMD drops support for old graphics cards.
    Intel adds support for old graphics.
    I think you got that backwards. AMD still supports cards older than these through the OSS drivers, and they don't say you should expect them to crash all the time either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    AMD drops support for old graphics cards.
    Intel adds support for old graphics.
    That's very much backwards. Intel dropped all support for their whole i8xx range, and is now trying to re-support small parts of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    AMD drops support for old graphics cards.
    Intel adds support for old graphics.
    I have a couple of HP latptops with integrated graphics from ati.... not one of them was once supported by ati or AMD or whoever so 'drops' is not the correct word

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