I'm experiencing a bug with my
i915 drivers for my
Intel HD 4400 card (namely on leaving the laptop inactive for sometime, with screensaver running, I come back to find only a black screen with a moveable mouse cursor). Hence, I'm considering updating the driver from the repo version to something newer.
First question, do I need to purge/remove the old drivers first?
Should I go with the
ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates PPA as described here, or should I manually
make by downloading from 01.org? Any difference?
(Note I am on Ubuntu 12.04.4 so Intels graphical installer method is a no go I believe).
I don't really want to be "bleeding edge", I prefer stability with no bugs, it's just the freezing bug making me want to upgrade, so maybe the one time upgrade by
make ing the Intel source is best?