Intel Sandybridge graphics support?

Baurzhan Muftakhidinov baurthefirst at
Thu Feb 19 22:25:33 PST 2015

On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 11:14 AM, Robin Hahling
<robin.hahling at> wrote:
> On Friday 20 February 2015 09.30:44 Baurzhan Muftakhidinov wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I tried both 4.0.3 and most recent snapshot (17 feb), but,
>> unfortunately, cannot get to a desktop, after
>> starting X I only see black-ish screen. Even
>> not possible to kill X session with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace.
>> The CPU is Intel Core i5 2520M (laptop).
>> Any suggestion?
>> Thanks,
> Hi,
> This sandy bridge CPU has an Intel HD3000 graphics processor, which is
> actually the same that I have in my laptop (Intel Core i7 2620M).
> It shall be well supported both in 4.0.3 and master so you might have missed a
> step or something. Is xf86-video-intel29 installed (it's a more recent version
> than xf86-video-intel) ? What is the content of your ~/.xinitrc? Are you sure
> there is no mistake there?

I suppose this is what I am missing - xf86-video-intel29. Didn't know it exists,
will try and report back,

> Personally, I don't even have a xorg.conf file since it is not required. It
> shall really work out of the box.
> Cheers,
> Robin


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