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Intel Wants YOUR Linux Questions, Feedback

Intel

Published on 12 January 2012 08:17 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
173 Comments

Intel's Linux graphics team is seeking any questions or feedback that Phoronix readers have concerning their open-source Linux graphics driver stack.

When clarifying the Intel Ivy Bridge Linux support level a few days ago, Eugeni Dodonov of the Intel OSTC (Open-Source Technology Center) team responsible for the Linux graphics driver stack asked if I would be willing to run a call-for-questions/feedback concerning their open-source hardware driver.

Dodonov mentions that during their calls with operating system vendors they haven't had anything major come up, but is sure there's plenty of Phoronix enthusiasts that know of something rattling within their Intel Linux system.

Specifically what Eugeni Dodonov said was, "On our past few meetings with OSVs, things have been very quiet - we don't have much bugs or issues, and looks like everything is quite stable for our Gen drivers for the past months. However, I am certain that Phoronix readers and users could have much more questions to as to us. So, would be interested in doing a poll or a survey or a call for feedback on Phoronix, asking what people want and expect from our drivers releases, and what they want us to change/improve in our overall drivers model? The gnome series of surveys you did were great in this sense, so I was hoping that we could get much more feedback directly for the Linux users with Intel graphics cards this way."

For now at least I'll run this where if you have something you would like to share with Intel, use the "comments & discussion" link at the bottom of this article so you can post your feedback within the Phoronix Forums. If there is sufficient interest and feedback generated, I may setup a more organized survey similar to the annual Linux graphics survey (except specifically catered to the Intel Linux side) or the 2011 GNOME User Survey.

In terms of the type of questions or feedback, it would be pretty much along the same lines as John Bridgman's engagement within the Phoronix Forums and his 6,000+ posts handling the AMD Linux driver discussions.

Before anyone asks, this is only about the driver developed by the Intel OSTC team for hardware with true Intel integrated graphics -- Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Ironlake, i915, i945, etc -- and not the notorious Poulsbo or now the Medfield situation. This is also only about graphics and not any other area of your Intel Linux desktop/notebook/netbook/tablet.

Go forth and post!

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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