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. So: 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. Thanks for all the responses. I got ASUS EAH4350 SILENT/DI/512MD2(LP) Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Low Profile Ready Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121310 and it works well, except sometimes when exiting X the screen is all black instead of going back to text mode nicely. But that's better lossage than the intel driver lossage.
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