Announcing free software graphics drivers for Intel i965 chipset

Andrew Barr andrew.james.barr at
Wed Aug 9 14:54:14 PDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-08-09 at 12:31 -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
> The Intel Open Source Technology Center graphics team is pleased to announce
> the immediate availability of free software drivers for the Intel® 965
> Express Chipset family graphics controller. These drivers include support
> for 2D and 3D graphics features for the newest generation Intel graphics
> architecture. The project Web site is

I'd like to know how underutilized the 855GM chips that shipped with
Centrino laptops are. Seems like lots of cool new stuff (modesetting
especially) is 'i915 and later' only, and I was wondering if that's
hardware capability or you'll be getting to those of us on (not-so-much)
older hardware later.

I would love to see the TV out on my 855GM Thinkpad work properly. Or to
not need 'i810switch' to power a projector (and have text crawl because
of the low refresh rate).


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