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Re: Debian on Intel-Haswell

Yates, Alexandra wrote:
I just installed an out of the box debian distribution (from
http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/7.6.0/amd64/iso-cd/) on a
Haswell.  However, the graphics X.org driver doesn't support intel
Haswell chipset.  It supports previous versions of intel chipset
such as SandyBridge, and IvyBridge.

On 08.08.14 19:21, Bob Proulx wrote:
Does it default to the vesa driver?  I find the vesa driver to be
quite functional for most needs.

Happens here. vesa or fbdev both work quite OK.
However, this laptop has dual-graphics (radeon being the other one)
and none of cards is supported now in Debian (I don't blame debian here).

this is Dell Latitude 3540, i5-4200U, intel HD 4400 (i945?) graphics...

Does anyone out there know where could I get the latest xorg driver
that supports HSWULT?

I just installed Debian Wheezy 7.6.0 on an Intel NUC Core i5 with
similar Haswell hardware.  By default I got the vesa driver which
worked okay.  But for testing I then installed the backports Linux
3.14 kernel to enable the intel driver.  (Everything worked fine at
that point except for the "default" sound controller configuration
which I am still working through.  I can play sound by manually
selecting the specific sound hardware.)

Try installing the backports kernel.  I expect that will get you going
with the current "intel" video driver.

no, the card required newer xorg driver which is not in backports yet.

I have backports kernel for the wireless card support, but xorg driver is
still old..

Additionally you may need to install firmware too.  For example on
your laptop you might need firmware-iwlwifi or other firmware bundle.
This is not necessarily a recommendation but rather a reminder that
you may need additional firmware installed for particular hardware on
your machine.

 apt-get install -t wheezy-backports firmware-iwlwifi

firmware-atheros here
I also have firmware-realtek for the ethernet, although it works without,
and after loading this card doesn't work in windows (needs turning off/on).

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