Sunday, January 6, 2013

Installing Intel VGA Driver on Archlinux

Intel have good support for many linux distribution. When i try another linux distribution all of them when booting into my machine with intel VGA, work without problem. And for archlinux you must install the driver first before run any desktop environment first.

On terminal:
#pacman -S xf86-video-intel

When done, set KMS
#nano /etc/mkinitcpio.conf

add on modules "i915" like this picture below:

Save (Ctrl+x), then
#mkinitcpio -p linux

Now your intel vga driver is installed. To test your intel VGA acceleration, you can test by installing 3D games, or xscreensaver.

If xscreensaver run smoothly on 3D screensaver, then your intel vga driver is installed correctly.

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