Intel Sandybridge graphics support?

Baurzhan Muftakhidinov baurthefirst at
Fri Feb 20 01:10:45 PST 2015

On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 11:25 AM, Baurzhan Muftakhidinov
<baurthefirst at> wrote:
> 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
> Thanks,

Nope, that wasn't the case, I had xf86-video-intel version 29 already installed.
I have neither xorg.conf nor ~/.xinitrc files.

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