I upgraded to "X.Org X Server 1.6.1" recently and first I noticed that the updated xf86-video-intel 2.7.1 had a totally screwed up output. I could not make a screenshot of it, basically there were some output (ie it was not a black screen), but it was unreadable. Then I updated xf86-video-intel to latest git (commit 66ceedc) and I got an other type of corruption: the picture is almost OK, but the some fonts are unreadable:
The weird thing is that after this, I downgraded xf86-video-intel back to 2.7.1 and everything was fine:
... till I rebooted. So I can reproduce this: after reboot 2.7.1 is broken, upgrading to git is not working either, but after this when I downgrade everything is fine again.
Anytime I put Option "NoAccel" "false" to xorg.conf, both drivers are okay.
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
kernel: 126.96.36.199, i686
distro: Frugalware Linux 1.1pre1
xserver 1.6.1-7, mesa 7.4.2, libdrm 2.4.11
The notebook is a Clevo M450C.
Xorg.0.log for both driver versions:
Let me know if I missed any required info. :)
Does this still exist in xf86-video-intel master branch tip?
The problem went away after upgrading kernel from 2.6.29 to 2.6.30.