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Ubuntu 9.04: New Intel Graphics Drivers

“A nuisance to owners of Ubuntu 9.04 and Intel graphics chips
has been the problems with the graphics drivers. Even though Intel
manages its drivers in an exemplary open source way, 2D and 3D
acceleration has fairly much dragged so far. The reason is an
unhappy pairing of the current Kernel 2.6.28’s Kernel Mode Setting
(KMS) with Intel’s new UXA acceleration architecture that replaces
EXA and the newly added Graphics Execution Manager (GEM) in the
Kernel.”


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