Re: Nvidia to Intel
Frank McCormick wrote:
I just went back to the straight Intel video driver for the
on-board video on my Sid installation. I was running an older Nvidia
card but got tired of trying to keep the driver up to the kernel.
Do you frequently compile your kernel? The nvidia-installer is a bit of
a pain to use in that case. You will be better off using the debian way.
There is a very nice page about it on the debian wiki.
If you use just the stock kernel, the pre-compiled binary for nvidia
driver will be available in sid within a few days of the kernel, in the
non-free section. So, an apt-get install nvidia-kernel-`uname -r` should
do the trick.
What I didn't realize was how slow the Intel video is - in Firefox for
example I can almost see the top half of the page painted!
I am running an Intel D865GBF board from a few years ago, with a 2.6
GHZ dual core and a gig of memory.
Did you check what driver you are using? Sometimes, you may have to
explicitly specify the intel driver (i810, I think) in place of the
default vesa driver.
I have run dpkg-reconfigure on xserver-xorg but it didn't ak any
questions about video. Seems that what it does now.
Check your xorg.conf and change the driver manually if needed.
Am I missing something or do I have to go back to Nvidia to get some
decent video speed?
FWIW, I find the nvidia driver to be worth the little effort required.
Raj Kiran Grandhi
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