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Re: Intel video drivers on linux


I have a Dell Precision 5520 and Precision 5510 and love them.  The 5520
has the i7-7820HQ + Intel 630 in it and I use it most of the time in
addition to the once a month or less using the Quadro M1200.

I run Arch Linux and have configured bumblebee (and that whole mess) to
selectively run the Quardro M1200 almost never unless I'm gaming.  With the
integrated graphics I can get 8+ hours easily without anything special with
the integrated graphics and the 97Wh battery.

My issues:
* Anytime I have to use anything Nvidia I hate my life.  AMD on my desktop
(RX470) is laughably better these days.  Intel is ever better.  That said
the M1200 works optimus/bumblebee.
* When I use the Dell Thunderbolt dock the desktop responsiveness comes to
a crawl after working for hours with 2x external 4k monitors + the
integrated 4k monitor.  Not sure if this is my desktop environment or the
GPU.  Tried getting the Quardro to drive the external displays but gave up
after a fight (see above about Nvidia).

Since you're asking specifically about Intel graphics, I must mention that
a recent bug in the latest Arch kernel stung my 5510 (E3-1505 + P530 GPU),
discussion @ https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=102929 .

On Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 11:30 AM, Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx>

> I know this is not specifically a kicad development question but I am in
> the market for a new laptop before the end of the year and figured this
> might be the best place to ask.  I was wondering if anyone has any
> experience with intel graphics chips (namely the 630) drivers on linux.
> I prefer nvidia graphics chips on linux because the proprietary nvidia
> drivers on linux are typically hassle free but I would rather spend my
> hard earned money on ram and nmve drive than graphics hardware which I
> really don't need and already have on my desktop system.  Thanks in
> advance for the help.
> Cheers,
> Wayne
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