Re: New computer planned
On Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:22:32 +0100
Martin Steigerwald <Martin@lichtvoll.de> wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 21. Februar 2012 schrieb Celejar:
> > Curt Howland <Howland@Priss.com> wrote:
> > ...
> > > It is my understanding that the Intel-based graphics cards work
> > > perfectly well with the standard Linux drivers, if you want to stay
> > > purely open-source.
> > That's what everyone says, but it's not as true as it might be. Squeeze
> > is shipping X stuff / drivers that cause GPU crashes on my (2007 era)
> > Thinkpad T61 with Intel GM965 graphics:
> > https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44478
> Did you every try with backported X stuff and drivers if available? Or
Yes - I updated my X stuff from backports, and I haven't seen the
> Squeeze stuff is rather old by now.
Fair enough - I'm just saying that perhaps we shouldn't go around
saying that linux support for Intel is perfect, when Debian stable is
shipping badly broken software for mature and not obsolete hardware.