i915 and xorg cvs

I found some free time and decided that the performance of the vesa drives for the intel i915 graphics card was driving me nuts. I installed the xorg from their cvs through a crafty way of tricking portage into believing it was just reinstalling xorg 6.8.2-r1. Once this was installed, I was able to use the i810 driver in xorg (which is what then loads the correct i915). Everything worked just fine for getting it to work that way. Performance is definitely a whole lot better. Of course, there was one problem, which was that DRI can not load the module correctly even though it’s there. That will have to be something to wait to fix another day as I have exams the next two days.

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