update my intel graphics driver

hello every one,

i have a question about updating my intel graphics driver
i have a laptop with an Intel® Core™ i3-350M Processor
(the first generation not 2nd)

my current driver is fine but terrible slow for gaming, i had the same
problem in windows but since i have updated the driver the graphics
speed is increased so i’m bretty sure that there’s an update for my driver.

i’m using Linux OpenSUSE 12.1
my kernel ver 3.1.10-1.16-default

here’s the output of:

lspci | grep VGA,

modinfo i915 and

glxinfo | grep OpenGL

output of lspci - modinfo - Pastebin.com

for now i need you to help me to know if i’m using the most up to date driver.

So, you might want to download the openSUSE 12.2 LiveCD, boot from it and see how it works. It has the latest stuff openSUSE has out including kernel 3.4 and a newer mesa and xorg package. It is possible to update your kernel in openSUSE 12.1 clear up to kernel version 3.5, but updating the mesa and xorg package can blow up your whole setup if not done properly. So, I would give the newer version of openSUSE a try as a LiveCD only (final release of 12.2 is in September), you could ask how to update your kernel version, but updating mesa and xorg is an advanced task in my opinion unless you like to live on the edge.

Thank You,


A bit of relational and technical talk from me.

a) Welcome here (I see this is your first post).

b) While your listings in Pastbin look fine, we have a feature here which does also preserve computer text layout and does so directly in a post. That is using CODE tags around it: http://forums.opensuse.org/english/information-new-users/advanced-how-faq-read-only/451526-posting-code-tags-guide.html
It will spare you the seperate copy/pasting to Pastbin and us the extra “click” :wink:

no really not my first post i had an account here in the forum but i don’t like to ask beginners questions with it …

well i have been told before to use pastbin for long code or terminal output, i just like to stick with the roles the community is really flaming These days.

but do you mean that the Linux kernel have all the world driver distributed with it, and that there is no way for me to install/uninstall any driver ???

i just don’t get it???

Open source drivers are built into the kernel. So, the newer the kernel, the newer the driver. To make use of all of the drivers features depends on the graphic foundation such as openGL which uses the likes of Mesa and the display API, such as xorg. Its easy to update your kernel using my bash script SAKC you can find here: S.A.K.C. - SUSE Automated Kernel Compiler - Version 2.75 - Blogs - openSUSE Forums, though becuase there is more to it than just the driver, you might want to start reading here: Intel Linux Graphics.

Thank You,

You are aware of this in the Terms conditions saying:

Members may not create or use secondary accounts for deceptive purposes including but not limited to: circumventing the T&C, rejoining the community after being banned or blocked, circumventing staff actions or directions, or posting as different persons

I did not say anything like that, for the simple reason that I was not mixing myself in the disussion about your problem, I only treated you as a first time poster. As such I welcomed you (sorry, no flowers) and pointed you to an all important feature of the forums inteface that is rather deeply hidden and thus not easy to be found by new posters.