Preferred (gentoo) Intel Stack?

Mihai Donțu mihai.dontu at
Tue Dec 23 16:47:26 PST 2008

On Tuesday 23 December 2008, m h wrote:
> Folks-
> I just moved from Ubuntu 8.04 (32 bit) to Gentoo (64 bit) on my
> Thinkpad t61p.  After doing so, I've had X crash when toggling xine to
> fullscreen (which wasn't happening in ubuntu).  This happens with both
> amd64 and ~amd64 versions of the intel driver.  I guess I'm asking if
> there are gentoo folk out there that are happy with their intel
> driver, can they point me in the right direction.  Are there overlays
> I should be using?
> Sorry if this is off topic, I guess I could post the X logs, but I
> figured I'd ask first if there are people who are satisfied (or have a
> non-crashing driver) first.

I'm using Gentoo amd64 (xf86-video-intel 2.1.1, kernel 2.6.26-gentoo-r4) and 
I've only encountered one single problem with the Intel driver (or X?): 
sometimes, on shutdown, my laptop freezes. Nothing besides the power button 
helps, but this is so rare, it never bothered me.

I have an Intel 945GM/940GML (dell latitude D520).

Mihai Donțu

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