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New Intel X.Org Driver Supports All Of Haswell

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Published on 21 May 2013 05:27 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
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With the public launch of Intel's beautiful Haswell CPU being imminent, Intel has released the xf86-video-intel 2.21.7 DDX driver that should support all of the Haswell PCI IDs.

It's been a while since the last Intel X.Org driver update, but xf86-video-intel 2.21.7 is now out there. This driver adds in all known Haswell PCI IDs plus now correctly identifies the top-end Haswell GT3 graphics variant.

Other non-Haswell work in this Intel 2.21.7 DDX include assertion failures, an XvMC fix, an Ironlake bug-fix, a change to prevent using old frame-buffers after resizing, a compilation fix, improvements to partial migration of render sources, and support for copy-on-write support for cloning pixmaps. The new copy-on-write support for cloning pixmaps should provide some benefits right away for Mozilla Firefox users.

More details on the xf86-video-intel 2.21.7 driver changes can be found via this Git commit.

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