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Re: INTEL HD Graphics

Am 2014-11-12 14:31, schrieb Man_Without_Clue:
On 11/12/2014 08:32 PM, Chris Bannister wrote:
On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 08:04:02PM +0000, Lisi Reisz wrote:
On 11 November 2014 17:30, Morten Bo Johansen <mbj@spamcop.net> wrote:
On 2014-11-11 Lisi Reisz wrote:

Intel runs fine on Wheezy, though you do need a kernel upgrade in the form of a backported kernel for some (though not all) Intel drivers.
Of course, but if you are using backported packages, you are
not really running Wheezy anymore.
I'm certainly not running Jessie. Look back at your original email.
It can be argued that if you are using backports then by definition you
are no longer running a stable system, which in this case is Wheezy.

Maybe a bit on the pedantic side, but in technical jargon is anything

Consider the result of saying "Don't be so pedantic to a mathematician."

Ok, enough.

So my understanding is that it works with newer kernel, correct?

Well, yes and no.

Under wheezy Xorg (GUI) works properly even with the old kernel, but
only with the old VESA driver. (Which doesn't support a lot of stuff,
especially no acceleration.)

Modesetting does work with newer kernels, (i.e. once your drivers are
loaded, it will properly change the text mode console, but the Xorg
drivers that come with wheezy are not sufficiently new to support it
properly, so you would need to use some updated drivers.

However, in wheezy-backports there are some updated drivers that will
*probably* work with your graphics card, but I haven't tested it.

So basically, you could try to

 1. Activate backports
 2. apt-get update
 3. apt-get -t wheezy-backports install linux-image-amd64 \

(Disclaimer: Untested.)

Note that wheezy comes with mesa 8.x, which doesn't support 3D
acceleration for Haswell, you need at least mesa 9 for that. (jessie
will come with mesa 10.) The above backports setup will 'just' give you
some 2D acceleration (which already makes a difference) and nice
secondary things like proper support for multiple monitors etc.

If you want full support for your graphics card (within Debian), your
best bet is to try jessie for this. Though it's not officially stable
yet, to me it does look to be in quite good shape already.


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