Can my Intel onboard graphics adapter handle a spanking new Linux?
Hi guys, I just bought an Asus CUSL2 motherboard, and I discovered it has onboard graphics (Intel i815P chipset); now I read a review on Tom's Hardware saying the performance of the onboard graphics wasn't great, even in 2D.
I have a spare graphics card available, but since I would like to use this system as a download/internet box and keep the power consumption as low as possible (i have a heavier, more recent system for all the rest), I was wondering if Linux would pull it just with the onboard adapter. It would be Kanotix, kernel 2.6.11, and desktop environment would be Xfce 4.2 (which I know is very light on resources).
So can I risk installing the latest linux with a modern DE on this system with an onboard graphics adapter? I'm not gonna use any eyecandy (except for a beautiful window skin :)). I just want to know, so I don't have to reinstall with the VGA card if it doesn't work without... Thanks a lot!