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    Default 2D Support On Old Intel Hardware: Nothing But Misery

    Phoronix: 2D Support On Old Intel Hardware: Nothing But Misery

    While Intel finally has stable i830/i845 graphics support for the decade-old Intel hardware that was notorious in recent years on Linux since the GEM/KMS migration, the 2D acceleration support is "nothing but misery" as described by an open-source Intel Linux developer...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI1NTM

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: 2D Support On Old Intel Hardware: Nothing But Misery

    While Intel finally has stable i830/i845 graphics support for the decade-old Intel hardware that was notorious in recent years on Linux since the GEM/KMS migration, the 2D acceleration support is "nothing but misery" as described by an open-source Intel Linux developer...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI1NTM
    You clearly didn't read the article, otherwise you would have got the headline and your abstract right.

    For the first time in *years*, there is stable support for i830 in the current driver.
    For the first time *ever*, there is fast 2D acceleration available on Linux for i830!

    Horray

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    I gave up on i845 chipsets years ago. I bought a cheap Nvidia card for my customer that had an i845 integrated video device. I then recycled all i845 systems I had that didn't have at least an AGP port. Just not worth the effort anymore.

    However, i855 is still important for old laptops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxhippy View Post
    You clearly didn't read the article, otherwise you would have got the headline and your abstract right.
    Yes, I can't say I'm impressed with the reading comprehension in this post. From the very first paragraph of the linked article, we have:

    The introduction of KMS and GEM into the i915 driver broke the i830/i845 chipsets, and a lots of hearts. But fear not! A decade after its introduction, we finally have a driver that is not only stable, but capable of accelerating firefox.
    Not quite the same thing as "nothing but misery", which Michael seems to have taken entirely out of context...

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    Angry Bad headline

    Yeah, I agree that the headline and summary don't agree with what the blog post actually says.

    Michael, Slashdot is NOT an example of good journalism. Please don't emulate it.

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