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Mandriva 2009.1 and Intel Graphics

As many of you already (painfully) know, Mandriva 2009.1 was shipped at a rather awkward time in the Intel Graphics Driver's lifecycle. The upstream guys were in the middle of a rather extensive rewrite and consolidation. This meant that the version shipped with 2009.1 did not work all that well for several users. The new intel driver requires careful coordination of kernel, libdrm, mesa and intel driver packages to ensure they all work properly. This requirement meant that providing official updates was difficult due to the fact that kernel updates were often required.

For this reason, myself and Thomas Backlund have been operating a semi-official repository of packages built for 2009.1 specifically for Intel users of 2009.1.

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