atom boards with i915 video

James Cloos cloos at
Mon Jan 16 05:14:57 PST 2012

>>>>> "gh" == gene heskett <gheskett at> writes:

gh> ... but from the results obtained when I try to use it, the i915
gh> driver hasn't those capabilities.

You may want to try with:


that avoids the hardware opengl; mesa's software renderer may have what
you need, even if the i915 hardware driver does not.  Given your usage
description, it would seem that the possibly lower rendering speed would
not be an issue.

    :; env LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE=1 glxinfo

will show what your version of mesa supports in software mode.

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