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Re: Intelfb.ko not in linux-image-2.6.32-3-686

On Fri, 2010-04-09 at 02:23 +0200, Alessandro Baretta wrote:
> Hi guys.
> I have a laptop with Intel GM965 integrated graphics. My distribution
> is Debian Squeeze for i386. I use(d) Xorg's framebuffer driver
> together with the intelfb kernel module up to
> linux-image-2.6.32-trunk-686. Now, having upgraded the kernel package
> to linux-image-2.6.32-3-686, my X refused to start. I was dumbfounded
> when I diagnosed to cause of this malfunctioning: the intelfb.ko
> module is no longer part of the linux-image package. Why? Is there a
> replacement? I managed to get xorg to start with the intel driver, but
> without acceleration. I will have to revert to the previous version of
> the kernel to get some decent graphics performance (even reading a man
> page is painful without accelerated graphics).

You should use i915 instead of intelfb.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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