Intel® HD Graphics - Was: Cheap mobo that doesn't cause issues with Ubuntu.

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Fri Feb 24 18:25:19 UTC 2017

On Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:46:54 -0700, compdoc wrote:
>On 02/23/2017 08:42 PM, blind Pete wrote:
>> That is the largest 4:3 display that you can get with one MegaByte
>> of video memory at one byte per pixel.    
>hmm, I always assign 1 to 2 gigs of ram to the onboard video...

Hi, I chose this as a compromise between some annoying software
fonts that ignore my chosen font sizes and a wanted
resolution > 1024x864, to see more in apps with a "canvas", IOW for
image manipulating software, but also audio recording software. 1152x864
doesn't gain much, but a little bit is better than nothing. Apart from
this the monitor works at 90 Hz at this resolution, this results in a
very enjoyable flicker-free screen. I need vertical refresh rates > 80
Hz, I can't stand < 80 Hz for a long time.

If there's the need to share memory with the graphics, I assign 256 MiB
of the 4 GiB memory to the graphics. For the new mobo I simply kept the
default, which also is 256 MiB.

$ hwinfo --memory | grep Size
  Memory Size: 3 GB + 768 MB

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