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Old 12-09-2005, 04:59 PM   #1
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how to find latest drivers?

i've got a laptop with an intel 855 chipset and i've been using the i810 xorg driver and the intel8x0snd driver for sound. i'm guessing the sound driver is pretty new since it came with kernel, but i was hoping that intel or somebody would have something less generic for my graphics controller(i810 works fine, but i dont have an i810 chipset). i went out to and navigated to a section about my chipset's graphics controller, then to a subsection about linux: . they don't seem to have any real drivers for it, but they linked to the i810 driver under a heading about the i810 chipset. is i810 the best i can get for this chipset right now?

here's what really confuses me: there is a heading about the 82852/82855 chipset on this page and under it a link labeled "Obtaining and configuring the graphics driver for Linux*". when i went to it, i got this wierd faq where they talk about "the graphics driver for linux" without mentioning a name or linking to anything. then seem to claim that the xfree86 project is their driver:
What version of Linux* does this driver work with?
Linux* and many other operating systems use a standard display method called an X Server. This driver is an X Server, actually a popular version called XFree86*, which many Linux distributions support today. This driver is based on XFree86 3.3.6 and should only be used on systems with XFree86 3.3.6 installed. Although this driver was tested on Red Hat* Linux* 6.2 distribution, it can be adapted for use with most other operating systems. We have made source code available for this driver to make adoption to other environments easier to accomplish. We recommend you contact your Linux distribution about supporting the IntelŪ chipset families with this driver.
doesn't xfree86 need a driver for this graphics controller though?
Old 12-09-2005, 05:22 PM   #2
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further down the page they identify the drive as the standard i810 one, but note that that is seriously old. Xfree86 3.3.6?? Natural evolution of the driver will have taken place over the years to the driver you're currently using under xorg-x11.
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i still don't see where they identify it as i810, is that on the faq page?


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