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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: xf86-video-intel Reply with quote

So "The xf86-video-intel module is an open-source 2D graphics driver for the X Window System as implemented by X.org." (according to http://www.x.org/wiki/Documentation). Will that run gnome 3 or will I need a different one?



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xf86-video-intel by itself won't. That documentation is quite correct, it's the 2D driver. But Gnome 3 requires a 3D driver, which you get that one by emerging mesa with VIDEO_CARDS="intel" in /etc/make.conf. It's the combination of both xf86-video-intel and mesa that will make Gnome 3 work.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh thanks I have been wondering how that worked.
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