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recommended video card?

I have some machines with recent intel motherboards and am finding the
intel xorg driver flaky.  Apparently this is a known issue and in/for
Linux there is a vastly improved intel driver.  But, it needs something
called "kernel mode switching" which is more or less moving the video
ram control writes to the kernel (for security and suspend/resume
hygiene), and therefore running it on netbsd seems hard.


  any clues about getting the new intel driver running under netbsd-5
  (amd64 in particular)

  any recommendations for a video card?  I'd want it to plug in to a
  recent motherboard, and to work well with the xorg drivers in the
  netbsd-5 base system.  I don't care about 3D etc. - this is for
  xterm/emacs plus gnome but for writing code not gaming.  I also don't
  care that much how much it costs if it will be grief-free, assuming
  it's under $300.

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