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  • Intel 3.0 Linux Driver To Enable SNA, Support XMir

    Phoronix: Intel 3.0 Linux Driver To Enable SNA, Support XMir

    Chris Wilson has tagged the xf86-video-intel 2.99.901 open-source Intel Linux hardware graphics driver today after making two significant changes: SNA will become the default 2D acceleration method and Canonical's XMir is now supported by the mainline driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ1MzU

  • #2
    INB4: If anyone starts shit about Wayland vs. Mir then Evil Mark S. will kill 1k qt kittens!

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    • #3
      Wayland rules, Mir droolz.

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      • #4
        I gave up using SNA not that long ago because there were just too many things rendered badly / glitchy / corrupt (on GM45).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Siekacz View Post
          INB4: If anyone starts shit about Wayland vs. Mir then Evil Mark S. will kill 1k qt kittens!
          I'm allergic to cats, so kill away. Eagerly awaiting full Wayland support in Arch.

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          • #6
            On a more serious note. Good to see Intel supporting XMir, even if it is a stopgap technology.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ejs1920 View Post
              I gave up using SNA not that long ago because there were just too many things rendered badly / glitchy / corrupt (on GM45).
              It's just your GPU is broken. Sorry.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dee. View Post
                Wayland rules, Mir droolz.
                So insightful!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jayrulez View Post
                  So insightful!
                  Thanks! I try my best.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ickle View Post
                    It's just your GPU is broken. Sorry.
                    I guess this refers to this bug?

                    https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55500

                    And there is no realistic hope that you'll eventually find a
                    cure by means of an undocumented GPU setup?

                    What is the usual way for the OTC developers in such a case:
                    Do you directly talk to the intel CPU/GPU design team about those peculiarities?

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                    • #11
                      If anyone is baffled by this Attack of the Acronyms, it's mostly an Intel specific xorg.conf settings related as far as the user is concerned.
                      As for the Wayland vs. Mir thing, I'm not sure how XMir support ended up getting merged first. But there's an XWayland branch for the Intel driver as well...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by c117152 View Post
                        As for the Wayland vs. Mir thing, I'm not sure how XMir support ended up getting merged first. But there's an XWayland branch for the Intel driver as well...
                        For XMir there is one distro who wants to use it and for XWayland there are many distros who wants to tried it .

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                        • #13
                          I'm still angry at the whole 'Mir' thing. But besides that, a manager where I work who keeps pushing for me to use Ubuntu on servers instead of Debian didn't even know about Mir and the direction that Ubuntu is heading in with Unity, Ubuntu Touch, Ubuntu One, etc. When I told him about it, he had this weird, almost horrified look on his face. Then promptly shut up about promoting Ubuntu. Though his actual promotion of it was "You can just apt-get Oracle's Java7!" Uhm, no you can't...

                          leech

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                          • #14
                            To be fair, you can, that's how I get it on my desktop. webupd8's PPA for it is very stable and quite trustworthy after running for a couple of years now... at least for desktop use, anyway!

                            How are desktop changes relevant to the server though, I've got no idea... You don't use a DE to manage your server, do you?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by c117152 View Post
                              As for the Wayland vs. Mir thing, I'm not sure how XMir support ended up getting merged first. But there's an XWayland branch for the Intel driver as well...
                              It's quite pragmatic actually. XMir support is higher priority, because Canonical is going to ship their next release with all DE's running on XMir.

                              XWayland isn't as pressing, because XWayland will only ever run as a rootless X-server on top of Wayland, servicing X applications. Since there are no major distributions yet with Wayland running as the primary display system, there is no need to merge the XWayland support just yet.

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