Ubuntu Xorg Drivers Stable PPA

This might be handy, the Ubuntu X team have announced their own PPA with newer stable drivers for Xorg. I’m about to give it a try to see if the 2.7 release of the Intel drivers helps here with the niggles I’m getting.


4 thoughts on “Ubuntu Xorg Drivers Stable PPA

  1. This looks cool, just wondering if the new Intel drivers fixed things for you? I’m suffering from the performance regression with a 945 chipset on a laptop, and I’m tempted to try these.

  2. Hi Neil,

    So far so good in terms of stability – I’m not seeing as many of the odd artifacts on screen now, though I won’t say “none” as I think I’ve seen one or two.

    As for performance, hard to tell, the only thing I use that does much 3D is Google Earth and I’ve not noticed a lot of change with that. My chipset at home is a Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller rev 2, so i915 related I think.

  3. Just an update, my machine at work is not so happy, after running for a while I get some really odd graphic artifacts with what looks like font glyphs getting corrupted. Hard to tell if it’s the X server or the in-kernel DRI stuff (though 2.6.30-rc4 has just been released, so hopefully I’ll be able to tell as soon as the Ubuntu mainline kernel build appears).

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