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Old 04-04-2012, 03:12 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by jtsn View Post
Clarkdale is too new. I previously pointed out, you have to wait two years for FOSS drivers to get stable/working.
Clarkdale IS over two years old, and the intel developers are churning out patches on a daily basis. The thing would still crash my x server after a long uptime, and that was even without 3D work (compositing switched off).

Btw, your two-years-rule shouldn't apply when it is the hardware manufacturer himself programming the FOSS driver.

Originally Posted by jtsn View Post
I have two machines working fine with an Intel GPU: one based on 945GME and one with Pineview G. The latter reaches Uptimes > 100 days running Slackware 13.37 with an unmodified kernel.
As I mentioned before, I have one machine (GM45 chipset) that is stable, but doesn't do major 3D work. Another one (I believe it was GM965) crashed due to race conditions. My bugzilla entry has been closed recently, after more than a year. Maybe it is stable now. Keeping fingers crossed.


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