Status of support for Intel 3000 (Sandybridge) (and VESA help)

Kevin Oberman kob6558 at
Wed Jun 22 07:40:19 UTC 2011

I just received my new laptop which has a Sandybridge CPU with the
built-in Intel 3000 graphics.

Does any one know what the state of support for this might be? ATM,
the Intel driver simply does not recognize it.

I am running VESA for now, but it seems no no understand 16:9
displays, so everything is stretched and the max resolution is
1024x768 on my 1600x900 display. Is there any config change that might
fix this up?

This laptop is proving challenging. (It's a Lenovo T520.)

Thanks for any pointers.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer - Retired
E-mail: kob6558 at

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