Graphical glitches with custom driver on 855GME

Graphical glitches with custom driver on 855GME

Hello,

my computer uses the onboard graphics chip 855GME. I bought a new widescreen TFT with native resolution of 1440x900. The resolution is not supported by the 855GME driver Intel provides.

So I found this guide by archibael on how to create a custom driver using the Intel's embedded graphics drivers tool: http://softwarecommunity.intel.com/isn/Community/en-US/forums/permalink/...

It worked very well, I am now using my monitor with its native resolution. But since I use this custom driver, I experience graphical glitches in Windows XP. For example when I hover the mouse pointer over a link in my browser, the mouse pointer shows pixels all around it. Or in my Windows Explorer, when I draw a selection box to select multiple files, the box turns black when it gets bigger.

Here are some screenshots of the glitches:

http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/6831/screenshot1707200801210oo8.png

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9463/screenshot1707200801240ue2.png

Did I do something wrong with the configuration when creating the custom driver? Any ideas?

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I'm very sure I remember the black boxes glitches while selecting items
(your first image) when using IEGD 8.0 on a 855GM chipset.

Doesn't look it will ever be fixed. And you know what? Intel just removed driver supported in the most recent IEGD 9.0 release:

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/16577/ENG/relnotes.txt

Removed (no longer supported):
- Intel 855GME Chipset (Mobile), Intel 852GM Chipset (Mobile)
and Intel 852GME Chipset (Mobile) are no longer supported.

http://www.intel.com/design/intarch/swsup/graphics_faq.htm#anchor2

The best drivers for this chipset you'll get using Linux and the plain xf86-video-intel driver included in every distribution. Seriously.

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