Intel OSTC At LinuxCon 2011
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 18 August 2011 at 11:34 AM EDT. 1 Comment
Intel is one of the platinum sponsors of LinuxCon 2011 in Vancouver. They're also sponsors of the food and alcohol at the 20th Anniversary Linux Gala. Of course, they're also taking part in the technology showcase at LinuxCon. Here they showed off MeeGo and a number of Intel-powered devices.

Intel had a number of Oak Trail tablets and even an in-vehicle "infotainment" system. MeeGo was the principle focus of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center booth, but two of the tablets were running Google Android on x86.

Of course, my first question were about tablet graphics and their drivers... An Intel employee who didn't wish to be quoted wasn't certain about open-source PowerVR drivers for Intel devices, said some things, but I am still waiting for more information on the matter before writing more. For those that don't know, in recent kernels there is the open-source Intel GMA500 DRM driver (now with support for Intel's upcoming Oak Trail platform) that does provide kernel mode-setting support for Intel systems with PowerVR-derived graphics, but it doesn't have any open acceleration support, except there's interesting developments taking place.


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