I just got a new laptop with an integrated graphics from Intel. The CPU is an Icelake and when I run inxi -G it shows the card as “Intel Device 8a52” and the driver in use is fbdev which is obviously bad.
Does anyone have experience with this one on how to get it to properly recognize it?
Ordinarily I would think someone might spot a clue of you were to share Xorg.0.log from booting the stock kernel, but Icelake is so new I suspect there’s no chance unless your bug gets the kernel devs to backport, or they already have it scheduled but not yet done. Leap’s 4.12 does get a lot of it. The latest 4.12.x 15.1 kernel-default changelog is 879,476 lines, while for the 5.3.8 15.2A it’s a mere 155,091.
In 6 months 15.2 will be released. Its alphas have been using 5.3 for more than a month. Betas begin in Feb.
Thanks all for the great answers! That’s pretty good news that the next version of Leap will have kernel 5.3. The hardware in this laptop works perfectly with that version. So I guess what I’ll do is just leave the kernel on this repo until the next update and then change vendors back to the default.