Calling all Intel graphics card users! What distro should I use?

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  1. sprint_user

    sprint_user New Member

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    I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04 on my Dell Vostro 1510. Ugh, my intel 965 graphics card made the blacklist "temporarily." Compiz worked fine on 8.10, but they say there is a problem with the intel graphics cards on 9.04. So what should I switch to (I was planning on switching distros anyway)? I want something main stream, so what about fedora 11 in 5 days? Ideas? I know about the Compiz walk around in 9.04
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    You could just... install a different kernel with a different driver.


    Or use Arch, everything works in Arch.
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    Ouch. I've had graphics problems before with Ubuntu. Compiz was not working too well either.
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    Yeah same thing happened to me. Intel grahphics won't work in 9.04 i guess :/
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    Though this won't help in anyway, just saying I have that I have the same Intel 965 graphics in my desktop and hate it. When I saw the title I was hoping you were talking about Leopard as I could of helped as it took work.
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    OpenSUSE ain't that bad if you wanna give it a try.
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    I'll second Arch. It's a rolling release, so there's no need to have a massive upgrade/reinstall every six months like Ubuntu.

    Although if you're running a desktop you should really look into getting a dedicated graphics card. I was running an Intel integrated card on my desktop and got fed up with the performance so I installed a (rather old, but immensely better) nVidia card.
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    sprint_user New Member

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    Thanks for all the responses guys! But sadly, I am running an integrated graphics card in my Dell laptop

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    Fedora has worked very well with my integrated intel graphics on my laptop.

    Compiz and OpenGL work perfectly out of the box.
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    sprint_user New Member

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    Doesn't Fedora only have like a 7 month support? I dont wanna worry about updating every 7 months, 1 year at least... I may try CentOS

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