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Intel video driver

Force the intel driver over the default modesetting

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Section "Device"   
   Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
   Driver      "intel"
#  Option      "AccelMethod" "uxa"  #could also use the default "sna"
   Option      "TearFree"     "true"

Change acceleration method

The intel graphics driver can sometimes cause various window artifacts such as seemingly corrurpted text and screen tearing. This can be caused by the default acceleration method, called sna (sandy bridge new acceleration)

One alternative, especially on older intel chipsets, is to use the older acceleration method, uxa.

2 thoughts on “Intel video driver”

  1. you are going to need to post the forum. the comments section of the wiki is not the place to do proper support.


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