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Re: Intel video drivers on linux


On 28/12/2017 19:30, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
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.



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I'm using a Dell Precision 7510. It has a Nvidia Quadro M2000M 4GB GDDR5 memory and Intel HD Graphics 530. I have a dual boot setup with Windows 10 Pro (64 bit) and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

I download the nightly builds on Ubuntu on a regular basis and have had no problems so far. I use the latest stable build on Windows 10 and also no problems. I bought my machine as a refurbished model and it came with Windows 7 Pro. I took advantage of the upgrade offer to Windows 10 Pro and also removed the 250GB Solid state drive it came with and installed a 2TB conventional drive myself as well as Ubuntu.

This laptop is VERY easy to work with and is very modular with lots of spares from Parts People in the US (I'm in the UK).

Both the Intel control panels and the nvidia control panels have support for profiles (mainly for Photographic use etc) but I've had no need to use them yet. Also no problems on Ubuntu so far although I tend not to use it extensively.

Bought the Dell as my last laptop has lasted 15 years and still works fine (inspiron 8K). If you need any more info please ask. Thanks.


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