Recently I bought an HP EliteBook 8560p with an Intel Core i7-2640M (Sandy Bridge / Intel HD Graphics 3000) and an AMD Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series (Vendor ID: 1002, Device ID: 6760 / Maybe a 6470M).
So far I'm using the FOSS drivers for the AMD graphics. The drivers are ok, but I'm dealing with some troubles when I'm using 3D acceleration.
Therefore I'm looking for a way to use the HD3000 Graphics instead of the AMD chip.
Blacklisting the Radeon driver and installing xf86-video-intel doesn't solve the problem and I don't really understand how I should do it.
The AMD/ATi chip caters for better 3D performance. For all remaining usage the integrated graphics are sufficient but 3D acceleration leaves a little to be desired in games compared to the augmented AMD/ATi chip. You've got the wrong system if all you want is to use the integrated chip.
I'm not looking for advices concerning the power of the chips.
I'm looking for stability.
Here is the deal:
1/ I do not want to use proprietary drivers, therefore using catalyst is not an option.
2/ While the performances of ati-dri/xf86-video-ati are ok, there's still a large number of softwares requiring 3D acceleration not working properly (tearing, crash, etc…)
I do not care if the Intel HD Graphics is a weak chip, I'm just hoping driver are more mature, that's the only thing I'm looking for.
Did you try to modify your xorg.conf or 10-monitor.conf?
I'd try the following.
First get the BusID for your intel chip with:
lspci | grep VGA
The output should look similar to this (should be Intel at your side):
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV710 [Radeon HD 4350]
02:00.0 is the BusID you need for the xorg.conf or 10-monitor.conf. The BusID in the .conf file has to be this
(see also Example).
I'd recommend using 10-monitor.conf (/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf).
Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "intel" #Choose the driver used for this monitor BusID "PCI:2:0:0" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" #Collapse Monitor and Device section to Screen section Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 16 #Choose the depth (16||24) SubSection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1024x768_75.00" #Choose the resolution EndSubSection EndSection
For furhter information on this see the following links:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/In … ion_method ---- Acceleration methods for Intel
Last edited by schrotti (2013-03-29 11:25:44)