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  • Sandy Bridge hardware graphics drivers on Linux?

    Anyone tried HD2000/HD3000 with hardware drivers? Tear free desktop and video playback would be nice, and better than my experience with ATi.

    I believe the Intel Linux drivers have been poor quality and frustrating until recently, but it sounds like they might not be too bad now: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ei3_2120&num=2

    the most ideal situation is Linux 3.0, Mesa 7.11 / 7.12-devel, and xf86-video-intel 2.16.0. Ubuntu 11.10 is in good shape for SNB Linux graphics. If you are not concerned about using the Intel HD 2000 graphics, using Ubuntu 11.04 "out of the box" should work just fine in terms of compatibility with the Cougar Point motherboards and other areas of the system
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