1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

The Updated XGI Open-Source Graphics Driver Released

X.Org

Published on 10 August 2010 04:11 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
3 Comments

Even the nearly-defunct XGI Technology Inc is able to produce open-source graphics driver code for Linux while VIA continues on with their Linux mess, even with XGI developers working from Windows. In preparations for the X.Org 7.6 Katamari and this month's release of X Server 1.9, a new release of the XGI DDX driver has been made available.

Red Hat's Adam Jackson has tagged the xf86-video-xgi 1.6.0 release today along with a horde of other katamari packages and those needing updates anyways for xorg-server 1.9 compatibility. Besides a bunch of configure/build fixes, there is lots of work contributed by XGI Technology into this XGI 1.6 driver release.

Among the new features introduced in this driver update are support for the ARM architecture, EXA 2D acceleration support, I2C EDID, support for custom modes, and quite a number of bug-fixes. The ARM support and other improvements is coming after XGI recently inked a deal with Marvell (press release) to use the Volari Z11 in ARM-based systems using the Kirkwood platform. The Marvell Kirkwood with XGI Volari Z11 is targeted for industrial computing, thin-clients, point-of-sale terminals, and kiosks.

The xf86-video-xgi 1.6.0 driver release announcement can be read on the mailing list. This XGI DDX driver supports the following PCI and AGP hardware: XGI5597/5598, XGI530/620, XGI6326/AGP/DVD, XGI300/305, XGI540, XGI630/730, XGI315/H/PRO, XGI550/551/552, XGI650/651/M650/661FX/M661FX/M661MX/740/741, XGI330 (Xabre), and XGI760.

Other X.Org packages updated today include glproto 1.4.12, kbproto 1.0.5, renderproto 0.11.1, videoproto 2.3.1, xproto 7.0.18, xextproto 7.1.2, xf86-input-aiptek 1.3.1, xf86-input-vmmouse 12.6.10, xf86-video-ast 0.91.10, xf86-video-i128 1.3.4, xf86-video-mga 1.4.13, xf86-video-vmware 11.0.2, and xf86-video-xgixp 1.8.0.

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 .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Preview: AMD's FX-9590 Eight-Core At Up To 5.0GHz On Linux
  2. Intel Launches The Core i7 5960X, Mighty Powerful Haswell-E CPUs
  3. AMD Radeon R9 290: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Drivers
  4. AMD Radeon R9 290 Open-Source Driver Works, But Has A Ways To Go
Latest Linux Articles
  1. How Intel Graphics On Linux Compare To Open-Source AMD/NVIDIA Drivers
  2. The Fastest NVIDIA GPUs For Open-Source Nouveau With Steam Linux Gaming
  3. Testing For The Latest Linux Kernel Power Regression
  4. The Most Energy Efficient Radeon GPU For AMD Linux Gaming
Latest Linux News
  1. Nouveau X.Org Driver Released With DRI3+Present, Maxwell, GLAMOR
  2. Microsoft & AMD Release C++ AMP Compiler With Linux Support
  3. AMD, Wine & Valve Dominated August For Linux Users
  4. Linux 3.17-rc3 Kernel Released Back On Schedule
  5. Lennart Poettering Talks Up His New Linux Vision That Involves Btrfs
  6. Mesa 10.3 RC2 Arrives Via Its New Release Manager
  7. Ubuntu 14.10's Lack Of X.Org Server 1.16 Gets Blamed On AMD
  8. MSI Motherboard BIOS Updating Remains A Pain For Linux Users
  9. See How Your Linux System Performs Against The Latest Intel/AMD CPUs
  10. AMD Steppe Eagle Flys To Coreboot
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Lennart Poettering Talks Up His New Linux Vision That Involves Btrfs
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs
  4. SSD seems slow
  5. Is laptop with Intel CPU and AMD dGPU worth buying considering especially AMD Enduro?
  6. Radeon HD5670 and Ubuntu 14.04
  7. Btrfs Gets Talked Up, Googler Encourages You To Try Btrfs
  8. Updated graphics drivers for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise LTS