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That would be because of Intel's open source graphics efforts for their
Intel Mesa Gallium-based Driver. The effort is awesome, world leading and
really shaking things up in Nvidia camps. No idea where AMD is...
On 7 September 2012 13:28, Jason Nicholls <jason at mindsocket.com.au> wrote:
> I have a mac mini but it's using the built-in sandy-bridge graphics and
> was pleased that once I got a 2nd monitor things actually worked under
> linux! I do get some weirdness like one screen going out of res/refresh
> range during boot but it rights itself once X starts up. Also I don't
> completely like the behaviour of Unity on Ubuntu 12.04 and I don't really
> have any way to change things.
> I'd say that unless you're a gamer then the built-in intel graphics are
> more than fine plus they get pretty reasonable support. Not going to help
> you Brad sorry and sometimes you don't get a choice in the matter. Clearly
> you're a lot more capable than other people with the same problems, but
> with something like graphics you really just want the thing to work...
> FYI people I switched to the 3.5.3 kernel from the Ubuntu mainline kernel
> ppa and 3D performance for the build-in intel graphics has improved
> considerably. I can now play Urban Terror at full 1920x1200 @ 84fps solid,
> it's awesome :)
> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM, Leon Wright <techman83 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 1:11 PM, Lyndon Maydwell <maydwell at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> > I wonder if I can install xmonad in OSX ??
>>> You can, but obviously only under X11 on OSX. It's not really worth it.
>>> On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 12:45 PM, Brad Campbell <brad at fnarfbargle.com>
>>> > Sometimes I wonder why I stick with Linux....
>>> > I have a 2011 iMac. It has a Radeon card in it. The machine has two
>>> > display ports.
>>> > When I bought the machine, I bought a 27" cinema display with it and
>>> > connected up my old 24" DVI monitor.
>>> > I spent 3 days hacking the kernel radeon driver to try and figure out
>>> why it
>>> > refused to drive the cinema display over the thunderbolt port.
>> I really want to support AMD + Radeon, but between buggy Linux drivers
>> and buggy windows drivers (I am a gamer, so dual booting is the path of
>> least resistance when I'm time restricted), I just can't bring myself to
>> buy one. I hate that the Nvidia card requires a binary blob, but it's a
>> blob that has worked pretty well for me, for quite some time on both Linux
>> + Windows.
>> You're probably adding an extra niche problem with the Mac/Thunderbolt
>> port combo as well, although I can't comment specifically on how much that
>> differs from DVI ports x config wise as Apple doesn't get to see my money
>> (at least in any way I control :P).
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> Jason Nicholls
> jason at mindsocket.com.au
> 0430 314 857
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