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I have a question about vga driver issue, I am now have ubuntu-9.04 with linux-kernel-2.6.28 install in my machine. My machine has intel i910 chipset. And I found that when I use the external monitor, I can't work with extension mode at my second display.

Then I also try ubuntu-10.04 at the same machine which has i910 chipset. It works well when I use external monitor. I can use mirror mode and extension mode at second display.

The big problem for me is, I have a application that works only for ubuntu-9.04 with kernel-2.6.28. So I can't change the ubuntu version to 10.04.

Can I just change the intel vga driver in 9.04? How to do it? Is it possible to use the intel vga driver which build-in 10.04 in 9.04?

Thanks for your kindly help !

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A ppa with the newest drivers can be found here.

Add it with sudo apt-add-repository ppa:glasen/intel-driver and after that do sudo apt-get update and a sudo apt-get upgrade install the xserver-xorg-video-intel using the command sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel.

Those are the most recent Intel drivers, it should work in 9.04 the same way it works on 10.04.

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