View Full Version : Does Fedora 11 work well with an Intel 855 GM chipset?

22nd August 2009, 08:05 PM
What the title says: I have a Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop with an Intel 855GM graphics chipset. It runs Fedora 10 now pretty well with a few minor graphics issues. I'd like to upgrade to Fedora 11, but I worry about the newer Intel driver. Does it work as well as or better than the one in Fedora 10? I've seen a lot of things, both good and bad, about the newer driver, but its development seems to be moving so fast that it's hard for me to tell what the current state of things is for machines running Fedora 11. In order of priority, I care about:

Basic 2D rendering
Video playback
Output to external displays
3D rendering / performance (don't care at all)

Does anyone have any info on how well the driver works in these areas? Thanks in advance for any information you have.

22nd August 2009, 09:35 PM
To check how others have fared, put "Intel 855GM" in the Search box and you'll find a ton of threads pro and con.