If you are watching the git logs a bit, you may have noticed that lately I worked on the intel_extreme driver a bit. I think I fixed a lot of the remaining problems for the devices really supported by it (i845 up to SandyBridge). This should provide a sane base for refactoring of the driver and adding new features: hardware cursor, dual screen support, and handling of the more recent hardware which is still quite incomplete.
However, I want to make sure the driver is really stable as it is now, before I start working on these. So, if you happen to have any hardware around using these, I would appreciate if you could test it and report any issues you find.
Please use hrev53787 or later (tomorrow’s nightly build will be fine)
Here is a list of things to try:
- Booting Haiku should get to the desktop using the native resolution
- GLTeapot works and the FPS matches the screen refresh rate (it should be 60fps in most cases)
- Booting with VGA/DVI/… display connected should result in working display on it, and a clone on the LVDS panel. If your BIOS allows you to switch between different displays before booting an OS, try the different cases there (bios on VGA, bios on internal display, etc)
- Changing video modes and colordepth works
- Switching workspaces works
If you hit problems, please open bugreports at dev.haiku-os.org. Include the PCI ID of the video card and a syslog, as well as a description of the problem (and pictures if needed)
Thanks for your help!