I have an intel 3770 i7 with build in HD 4000 which I intend to use as my primary video card for 3d editing. The problem is that I can't set it up correctly.
First of all I've made a clean install of ubuntu(created bootable usb). But it didn't recognized available resolutions for my display(max was 1024x768) so I had to add them manually (using xrandr command)(It may be caused by using tv as a display instead of actual pc monitor, i don't know)
Then I installed and started using my editing software - Blender (from blender.org). It was rendering my scenes fast and clean, but 3d editing view-port was really sluggish and blender crashed a lot(especially after turning on VBO or GLSL).
Then I noticed that in system info my gpu is "unknown" so I started searching for solution and end up updating kernel to 3.7(i believe) which made my keyboard and mouse unresponsive, so I started all over again
I've installed Windows 7x64 to test blender there (its my brand new pc, so I wasn't sure it was ubuntu's issue)
In windows everything worked as expected, no sluggish unresponsive view-port and relatively fast final rendering
I've installed ubuntu again (this time I used wubi(windows easy install)) and screen resolutions detected automatically (but again, I was using pc monitor this time, so it might not be relevant)
But blender view-port was still sluggish and my system info still showed "unknown" graphics card
I've installed mesa and this time my card was displaying correctly in system info, but problems in Blender view-port remained.
I've reported Blender bug and they told me that I should use native driver, and that mesa is to buggy for my purposes.
I found out that I already have intel driver installed in my software center so I've removed it and installed it again(hoping they will overwrite mesa)
Q: how to remove mesa, how to install native driver for intel HD 4000 and make blender's view-port responsive, and fix crashes
Here's the link to answer form blender developers http://projects.blender.org/tracker/?func=detail&atid=231&aid=33478&group_id=9
I'll be glad to provide any additional info. I'd really like to use ubuntu instead of windows, because it renders my scenes up to 30% faster
Asus p8h77-v le, intel 3770, 8gb 1866 ram, intel hd 4000, intel ssd 520 series, Ubuntu 12.10 amd64