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Intel Has New Open-Source GPU Code For Testing

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Published on 08 March 2013 04:49 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
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For those Intel Linux customers living on the bleeding edge, their open-source graphics driver team has some new code available for testing.

With the Linux 3.9 kernel past its merge window now, the Intel developers have already been hard at work preparing for the Linux 3.10 kernel.

The latest changes announced by Daniel Vetter on the behalf of the Intel OTC team include:

- More Valley View enablement patches. This is the forthcoming Intel Atom with HD graphics rather than PowerVR cruft. Sadly the hardware is still some months out and being enabled on the open-source Linux driver, but it will be very exciting once it arrives.

- HDMI/SDVO code clean-up.

- VBlank fixes for old Intel "Gen2" through "Gen4" (GMA X3000 series) graphics.

- Unclaimed register warning fixes for Haswell hardware.

- Support for completing page-flips that have been stuck in a GPU hang. This change should prevent OpenGL compositors from being stuck.

- Power management patches for vt-switchless resume.

The changes were announced by Daniel on intel-gfx and the work can be found from this drm-intel Git repository branch.

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