Does anyone know how to use the i810 driver instead of the “intel” driver?
The reason I ask, is because the “intel” driver for me, is absolutely horrible. I use an integrated intel graphics card. I’ve tried numerous xorg tweaks, turning off composite, etc…and I’ve had little luck. There are small speed-ups, but still nothing compared to the i810 driver.
I reinstalled slackware 12.2 the other day, and it apparently has the i810 driver available still. I’ve been using it…and everything is perfect. No strange glitches…no slowness…none of it.
I know it’s not common for people to use the i810 driver anymore, but is it possible to use it with opensuse? If so how?
I’ve tried that previously with no luck…it claims there is no module i810. However, I got it working with kubuntu. I had to downgrade xorg to the gutsy version, install the i810 driver from there, and lock all the xorg packages. Not a great fix…but it worked. I think I can probably do the same on suse…find an earlier version that had i810, downgrade xorg and install the driver.
I prefer suse over most distros, so i’ll have to try it.
I plan on getting an nvidia card in the near future…but for now I need to use this driver, because the “intel” one is so unbareably slow for me.