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Coreboot Now Has Native Graphics Initialization For Intel's GM45

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Published on 16 August 2014 09:30 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot
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The latest feature hitting mainline Coreboot is native graphics initialization support for the Intel GM45 chipset.

Vladimir Serbinenko has managed to get working native VGA initialization for the GM45 graphics that's hard-coded into Coreboot as an alternative to using the hardware's video BIOS for starting up the GMA graphics.

This "native gfx init" for the GM45 chipset was successfully used and tested by Vladimir on the new Coreboot support for the Lenovo ThinkPad X200.

The commit adding the support to Coreboot can be found via Git.

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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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