Intel driver on Ubuntu 8.10

Timo Aaltonen tjaalton at
Wed Nov 12 11:40:13 PST 2008

On Wed, 12 Nov 2008, Matthew Garrett wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 11:17:32AM -0500, Ken Mandelberg wrote:
>> I'm running an 945GM on Ubuntu 8.10 which uses version 2.4.1 of the
>> Intel driver. I'm getting occasional tearing on HD video that I didn't
>> get on Ubuntu 8.04. I've seen some reports of tearing on this list, but
>> don't known if there is a known problem in 2.4.1.
> Did Ubuntu 8.04 use the hardware overlay by default? Does 8.10 use the
> textured one?

Yes, the hw overlay patch was disabled for 8.10 because the performance 
seemed to be good enough, and the overlay was problematic when using 
compiz.. Now I can see that there's a bug on launchpad opened a month 
after the change was made (#278318).

Ken, you can try enabling the patch again and recompiling the driver.


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