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  • #11
    Well some games might work better with opengl 2.1 support on older chips. In the case of netbooks it is still too slow in most cases but there are similar solutions are with faster core cpus too, so maybe a good idea.

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    • #12
      as a not so proud owner of a bunch of 'ironlake' and gen4 'pisslake(?)' hardware I have this to say


      FUCK YOU INTEL.


      the drivers in windows7 (they also work on 8) are pretty good and allow me to pretty much do what I do without problems:

      watching big ass mkv's, bluray rips, video editing... pretty much anything 2d is covered and I can also play old games without problems




      in linux... get this:

      the drivers are so shitty that they are gonna start using ones made by the community

      and google


      BY GOOGLE


      OK

      BY A FUCKING SEARCH ENGINE FUCKING GMAIL OPERATING COMPANY

      and by dudes that just want to have a crack at making a driver

      r u fucking kidding me intel?


      how about porting the proprietary drivers from windows and at least giving us a choice OF USING A DECENT FUCKING PROFESSIONAL DRIVER


      " well how about fuck you and no, the google drivers are good enough so use them"


      how about fuck you too intel, I will buy a fucking arm laptop just out of spite

      phoronix: run benchmarks on gen4 and 5 (the only ones that are still relevant) BUT FOCUS ON 2D & VIDEO FFS, as no sane person plays games on these cards, and show everyone just how shitty intel driver is compared to one made by uninterested third parties
      Last edited by Pallidus; 04-18-2013, 04:02 AM.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
        show everyone just how shitty intel driver is compared to one made by uninterested third parties
        Made in a Cave with SCRAPS!

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        • #14
          Intel's G33 DRI drivers worked rather well on my G31 chipset on Fedora 17 before I went back to Windows. No tearing, no nothing. Only problem is that there's no hardware accel for Flash and HTML5 videos, with the latter slowing down to a complete crawl if the mouse is moved while playing in fullscreen mode (which obviously does not occur in Windows).

          It will be interesting to see how i915g will perform on the same hardware the next time I put Linux on this computer again. Of course, that assumes that i915g will replace the classic drivers for any intel hardware that is not part of the Core iX series.
          Last edited by Sonadow; 04-18-2013, 09:28 AM.

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          • #15
            What about GMA 945?

            Classic or Gallium3d?

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            • #16
              Originally posted by DebianLinuxero View Post
              What about GMA 945?
              i915g drives 915 and 945 chipsets.

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              • #17
                Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
                as a not so proud owner of a bunch of 'ironlake' and gen4 'pisslake(?)' hardware I have this to say

                the drivers are so shitty that they are gonna start using ones made by the community

                and google
                The i915 gallium driver will not work with your Ironlake. For that you need i965g which is not developed by Google.

                Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
                BY A FUCKING SEARCH ENGINE FUCKING GMAIL OPERATING COMPANY
                Google primarily produced i915g for Chromebooks with ChromeOS.

                Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
                how about fuck you too intel, I will buy a fucking arm laptop just out of spite
                Good luck with that. ARM driver situation is typically much worse. If you get open source drivers at all, they are usually for old hardware, 2D only, no video acceleration, or all of that combined.

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by chithanh View Post
                  The i915 gallium driver will not work with your Ironlake. For that you need i965g which is not developed by Google.

                  Google primarily produced i915g for Chromebooks with ChromeOS.

                  Good luck with that. ARM driver situation is typically much worse. If you get open source drivers at all, they are usually for old hardware, 2D only, no video acceleration, or all of that combined.
                  i965g won't work on it either, that is Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge only. Your only choice for Ironlake is the official intel i965 driver.

                  Gen2 (8xx) - i915.
                  Gen3 (915/945) - i915, i915g.
                  Gen4-5 - i965, with GL2 support.
                  Gen6-7 - i965 (with GL3), i965g.

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                  • #19
                    this is sad... intel needs to sort this shit out

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