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New Test Release Of Intel X.Org 2.7 Driver

Intel

Published on 10 April 2009 05:38 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
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We are now into the second quarter of 2009, but Intel will soon release its X.Org driver for Q1'09. While late, the xf86-video-intel 2.7.0 driver update SDVO-TV support, basic SDVO-LVDS support, tear-free X-Video support, and many bugs have been fixed.

Just before calling it a week, Carl Worth released the third release candidate for the xf86-video-intel 2.7.0 (version 2.6.99.903). Since the second release candidate, 38 changes have been made, which mostly fix a variety of small bugs. Before releasing the Intel 2.7 driver there are still four outstanding bugs, which can be tracked via the Intel 2D tracker bug.

The xf86-video-intel 2.7.0 RC3 driver release announcement can be read on the X.Org mailing list with the source download links.

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