Intel Sandybridge graphics support?

Michael Neumann mneumann at
Fri Feb 20 01:50:51 PST 2015

Am 20.02.2015 um 10:10 schrieb Baurzhan Muftakhidinov:
> 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.

Install xfce (pkg install xfce), then run startxfce4. Then you don't 
need to edit your xinitrc files :)



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