Preferred (gentoo) Intel Stack?

m h sesquile at
Tue Dec 23 16:56:03 PST 2008

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 5:51 PM, m h <sesquile at> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 5:47 PM, Mihai Donțu <mihai.dontu at> wrote:
>> 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).
> Hmmm, thanks all for the responses.  Perhaps this is a weird
> interaction with Awesome wm/xcb?  Am running intel/mesa/etc ~amd64
> now, and am only getting 64 fps on glxgears.  Also during a compile
> (gentoo) it appears that konsole text scrolling is causing X to chug
> on the cpu....  And I can still get xine fullscreen to crash X.

I should note that the 64fps is with glxinfo saying the direct rendering in on!

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