LCA: Updates on the X Window System
Posted Jan 22, 2007 23:28 UTC (Mon) by jwb
Parent article: LCA: Updates on the X Window System
It's an entertaining fiction to say that Intel will have drivers as soon as their hardware is released, but the reality is somewhat different. I purchased an Intel G965 motherboard with integrated graphics and to this day it is still not possible for it to use my monitor's 1920x1200 native mode. Oh, sure, if I use git to checkout the modesetting branch of the Intel driver as well as the randr-randr-randr-1.2-exa-randr-ramalamadingdong branch of the xorg core I might get something working. But is there a released version for people without infinite free time? Sadly, no.
I'll be glad when I have a working graphics setup which consists entirely of Free Software, but at the current time Intel's marketing and Intel's execution diverge. Do you think Intel would have released a Windows driver that was incapable of setting the screen size? That's what they've done with their Xorg driver for going on six months.
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