Intel graphics driver -- thanks!

m h sesquile at
Thu Feb 8 09:30:57 PST 2007

As a lurker who bought a thinkpad (I repeatedly heard "go centrino if
you want easy support under linux"), I'm wondering where the best
place to say thanks is?

I don't know how many Intel biz-types lurk on this list, but would
like my message to go to somewhere where it is heard (and where
decision makers see it). ;)

Please advise if there are more appropriate avenues to get the thanks out.

Oh and if I didn't say it, thanks Intel and thanks to developers!  Great job!


On 2/7/07, Andrew Barr <andrew.james.barr at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-02-08 at 01:04 +0100, Ed Schofield wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'd like to extend a "thank you" to the developers of the Intel
> > driver, particularly the modesetting branch.
> >
> > I recently bought a new G965 motherboard for its open-source drivers.
> > I was initially disappointed at the lack of support for my screen's
> > native 1680 x 1050 resolution, but this now works using a recent git
> > version of the modesetting branch. Thanks for the great work!
> All of you lurkers out there --
> It would be nice to see more e-mails like this one to let Intel know
> they are actually making sales based on the free drivers that they are
> developing. It provides encouragement to those doing the work and may
> help influence future decisions regarding the freeness of code for other
> Intel products.
> I buy products with Intel components whenever I can precisely because of
> this. I have had wireless access on my Linux-based Thinkpad that I don't
> even have to think twice about for about one year now. How often does
> _that_ happen in Linux?
> > -- Ed
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