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  • Eight Reasons You Can Enjoy Mesa 8.0

    Phoronix: Eight Reasons You Can Enjoy Mesa 8.0

    While OpenGL 3.0 / GLSL 1.30 support in Mesa 8.0 has been what's talked about lately for this open-source graphics library to be released next month, there's a lot of other improvements too in Mesa 8.0 for those of you using the open-source graphics drivers under Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA0MDY

  • #2
    I was thinking wow a positive article for a change until I read the last line
    Last edited by FireBurn; 01-10-2012, 04:02 PM. Reason: Typo

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    • #3
      Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
      I was thinking wow a positive article for a change until I read the last line
      I had exactly the same thoughts...


      Edit:
      Still remember titles like: "Holy crap! You can use xvmc with r600g!"
      Even though it was obvious that xvmc won't save the world. I guess recession hits everybody sooner or later...
      Last edited by HokTar; 01-10-2012, 04:26 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by HokTar View Post
        I had exactly the same thoughts...


        Edit:
        Still remember titles like: "Holy crap! You can use xvmc with r600g!"
        Even though it was obvious that xvmc won't save the world. I guess recession hits everybody sooner or later...
        I think he's found a buyer for Phoronix or at least some part of his businesses

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        • #5
          Originally posted by phoronix View Post
          Phoronix: Eight Reasons You Can Enjoy Mesa 8.0

          While OpenGL 3.0 / GLSL 1.30 support in Mesa 8.0 has been what's talked about lately for this open-source graphics library to be released next month, there's a lot of other improvements too in Mesa 8.0 for those of you using the open-source graphics drivers under Linux...

          http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA0MDY
          Snb doesn't support Linux when it comes to accelerated encode.

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          • #6
            Well in mainline libva (-intel-driver) there is support for it. No other branch needed. Check vainfo/avcenc with latest code. For debian (and maybe ubuntu, but did not test there):

            http://kanotix.com/files/fix-libva-drivers.sh

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kano View Post
              Well in mainline libva (-intel-driver) there is support for it. No other branch needed. Check vainfo/avcenc with latest code. For debian (and maybe ubuntu, but did not test there):

              http://kanotix.com/files/fix-libva-drivers.sh
              Hi Kano.
              I was referring to this http://software.intel.com/en-us/foru...ad.php?t=77855

              BTW, do you happen to know if Fedora ships the libva driver? It seems as though they would since it is the upstream, but they may view it as tainted.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by liam View Post
                Hi Kano.
                I was referring to this http://software.intel.com/en-us/foru...ad.php?t=77855

                BTW, do you happen to know if Fedora ships the libva driver? It seems as though they would since it is the upstream, but they may view it as tainted.
                This is what I see running Fedora 16:

                Code:
                # yum search libva
                Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
                ============================== N/S Matched: libva ==============================
                libva-devel.i686 : Development files for libva
                libva-devel.x86_64 : Development files for libva
                libva-utils.x86_64 : Tools for libva (including vainfo)
                libva.i686 : Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux
                libva.x86_64 : Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux
                libva-freeworld.x86_64 : Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux
                
                  Name and summary matches only, use "search all" for everything.
                
                # yum info libva
                Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
                Installed Packages
                Name        : libva
                Arch        : x86_64
                Version     : 1.0.14
                Release     : 1.fc16
                Size        : 155 k
                Repo        : installed
                From repo   : fedora
                Summary     : Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux
                URL         : http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/vaapi
                License     : MIT
                Description : Libva is a library providing the VA API video acceleration API.
                
                Available Packages
                Name        : libva
                Arch        : i686
                Version     : 1.0.14
                Release     : 1.fc16
                Size        : 53 k
                Repo        : fedora
                Summary     : Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux
                URL         : http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/vaapi
                License     : MIT
                Description : Libva is a library providing the VA API video acceleration API.

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                • #9
                  Well that is not the latest code of course, but the last (1.0.14) which might integrate the intel driver by default in that package. Since libva 1.0.15 the intel driver is seperate. You can be sure i will not search updated fedora packages for you nor will i write a script to update it there. but you can try it of course.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by drag View Post
                    This is what I see running Fedora 16:

                    Code:
                    # yum search libva
                    Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
                    ============================== N/S Matched: libva ==============================
                    libva-devel.i686 : Development files for libva
                    libva-devel.x86_64 : Development files for libva
                    libva-utils.x86_64 : Tools for libva (including vainfo)
                    libva.i686 : Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux
                    libva.x86_64 : Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux
                    libva-freeworld.x86_64 : Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux
                    
                      Name and summary matches only, use "search all" for everything.
                    
                    # yum info libva
                    Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
                    Installed Packages
                    Name        : libva
                    Arch        : x86_64
                    Version     : 1.0.14
                    Release     : 1.fc16
                    Size        : 155 k
                    Repo        : installed
                    From repo   : fedora
                    Summary     : Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux
                    URL         : http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/vaapi
                    License     : MIT
                    Description : Libva is a library providing the VA API video acceleration API.
                    
                    Available Packages
                    Name        : libva
                    Arch        : i686
                    Version     : 1.0.14
                    Release     : 1.fc16
                    Size        : 53 k
                    Repo        : fedora
                    Summary     : Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux
                    URL         : http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/vaapi
                    License     : MIT
                    Description : Libva is a library providing the VA API video acceleration API.
                    I've yum'd the same, but I dismissed it since it was calling itself a library which made me think it was for developing libva enabled apps (outside of using a framework), but since you posted this I checked the actual contents of the rpm and found it (libva-freeworld) does in fact include the i965 driver, so, thanks!
                    libva.rpm doesn't seem to provide i965, thus it doesn't seem to do anything useful.
                    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=518546

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