There are two new 'xserver-xorg-video-intel' packages available on the repository, based on official release 2.8.1 and 2.9.0. Most of you know that these drivers completely drop support for the EXA acceleration in favour of UXA, and this brings both advantages and disavantages.
After some tests these new drivers seem to be more stable than the version installed automatically (2.7.1), also they fix some annoying bugs (the most important, the one causing the image to freeze on an external monitor after some time).
To install the 2.8.1 version, use this command:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel-2.8
For version 2.9.0, use this one:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel-2.9
If for any reason you need to restore the previous version (2.7.1), you can use this command:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-all
If you have any thought or problem with these new drivers, feel free to post it here.
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