Re: New computer planned
On Sat, 2012-02-25 at 20:00 -0500, Celejar wrote:
> 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
> > Wheezy?
> Yes - I updated my X stuff from backports, and I haven't seen the
> problem since.
> > 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.
To funny, I didn't read all Debian digest, but marked them as "To Do",
while we had a discussion on Linux audio users list about the dropped nv
driver. We, the Linux community seemingly are trapped into a graphics
issue. I like to cross post this and I won't add any comment.
Anyway, please take a look at
http://lists.linuxaudio.org/pipermail/linux-audio-user/2012-February/date.html , thread "Linux 3.2.0-rt Kernels on Debian Repos!".
I can't resist: ":D" ... ":p",