[PC-BSD Testing] Bad mojo for Intel 3D Driver in 7.1RC1

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Fri Mar 27 11:25:04 PDT 2009

Arthur Koziol wrote:
> Downloaded Quake III Arena and Tux Racer to test the onboard video 
> card. Using the Intel 3D Enable driver on a Dell GX280 (i915), the 
> screen flashes and flickers pretty badly. Had to ctrl-alt-backspace 
> to get back to desktop. Using regular Intel driver seems ok but the 
> games are unplayable in terms of framerate. I realize nothing higher 
> than the 2.5.1 Intel driver has been ported over and it's probably 
> due to this. I hope they get 2.6.x finished and ported over some day soon. :-(
> Kris, in 7.1B1 you were using xserver 1.5.3_5, right? Does 7.1RC1 
> include 1.5.3_7 (not that it would help me, ha ha :-D )? It doesn't 
> explicitly state the port revision info using X -version so I was 
> curious how to find that out.
> Responsiveness seems to have improved somewhat since the B1 release. 
> Loading apps seems a bit snappier.
> Arthur


In 7.1RC1 we have:



xf86-video-intel-2.5.1 Driver for Intel integrated graphics chipsets

Hopefully they get the 2.6.x driver in ports soon :)


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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