Announcing free software graphics drivers for Intel i965 chipset

Daniel Stone daniel at
Wed Aug 9 16:06:14 PDT 2006

On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 05:54:14PM -0400, Andrew Barr wrote:
> 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'm running modesetting on my 855GM.  Text mode is broken, but it
otherwise works fine, and has for ages.

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