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Pre-3.0 Intel X.Org Driver Gets More Fixings

Chris Wilson ended up releasing xf86-video-intel 2.99.908 today although he had hoped the previous release candidate would have been the last prior to the official xf86-video-intel 3.0 X.Org driver release.

1 February 2014 - xf86-video-intel 2.99.908 - 12 Comments
Lack Of Broadwell RC6 Has Us Looking Toward Linux 3.15

While Intel's upcoming Broadwell processors will have proper graphics driver support with the Linux 3.14 kernel (and updated user-space components), for those concerned about power usage, there's still some very important bits that do not look like they will land until at least the Linux 3.15 kernel.

29 January 2014 - Power Savings - 1 Comment
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. Ubuntu 14.04 - Ivy Bridge GL Tests

For those current users of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS curious about how the performance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be if upgrading, I've been in the process of running some preview benchmarks to share the current situation of the Trusty Tahr in its present development form. Some early results to share this weekend run a few OpenGL benchmarks while comparing the state of Ubuntu 12.04.3 to Ubuntu 14.04 right now when using Intel "Ivy Bridge" HD Graphics 4000.

25 January 2014 - Intel HD Graphics 4000 OpenGL - Add A Comment
Intel GMA500 Poulsbo Driver Finally Works Towards 2D

The open-source Intel GMA500 "Poulsbo" DRM driver that supports Atom SoCs with PowerVR graphics, which long has only provided basic kernel mode-setting support via the community-made driver, is finally close to having 2D acceleration.

21 January 2014 - GMA500 Poulsbo - 13 Comments
New Intel Broadwell Backends Land In Mesa

Some open-source Intel Linux developers have been busy this weekend to ensure the Broadwell open-source driver enablement work will be ready for when the hardware ships in a few months time so it won't be like the poor open-source Kaveri driver.

19 January 2014 - Intel Broadwell - 1 Comment
Testing Out Intel's DRM-Next Code For Linux 3.14

Covered yesterday on Phoronix were some of the Intel DRM driver improvements for Linux 3.14 and it just so happens this week I did some early, quick testing of some of the Intel's graphics driver changes done for this next kernel.

9 January 2014 - drm-next - 1 Comment
Intel Releases A Boatload Of Haswell Documentation

As an extra holiday present for Linux and open-source fans, Intel has quietly released a large batch of new programming documentation that covers their latest-generation Haswell graphics cores. The new "programmer's reference manuals" cover the 2013 Haswell HD Graphics, Iris Graphics, and Iris Pro Graphics. This massive batch of documentation is spread across twelve volumes and does document their hardware registers.

30 December 2013 - Haswell Graphics - 9 Comments
Intel Linux Power Regression Still Being Worked On

A few days back I wrote about an Intel Linux developer finding a 50 Watt power regression within the kernel since the 3.10 release. At first it looked like it might be easily solved, but the issue is still being investigated and Intel hardware engineers are now getting involved in the matter.

12 December 2013 - Still Outstanding - 12 Comments
Intel Broadwell Support Commited To X.Org Driver

Published in early November was the initial Intel Broadwell graphics hardware support that was merged into the mainline Linux 3.13 kernel. This afternoon, initial Intel Broadwell support has been merged into the xf86-video-intel X.Org graphics driver.

11 December 2013 - xf86-video-intel Broadwell - Add A Comment
Intel Developer Finds 50 Watt Power Regression In Linux

An Intel Linux kernel developer has discovered that since the Linux 3.10 kernel one of his powerful Xeon-based systems is going through 50 Watts more energy while idling than on pre-3.10 kernels. This power regression could affect smaller systems too, but fortunately the issue has been bisected and an investigation is in process.

8 December 2013 - Idle Loop Troubles - 21 Comments
Choosing A 2013 Laptop/Ultrabook For Linux

Yesterday I ended up buying a new Intel ultrabook for Linux testing at Phoronix. Here's the hardware that will soon be featured in some new Linux benchmarks, plus my reasoning for going with this ultrabook and other thoughts on some of the laptops/ultrabooks this holiday season.

30 November 2013 - Intel Ultrabook - 13 Comments
Intel's GL Windows Driver Pushes Further Ahead Of Linux

Intel's Windows OpenGL driver continues to make progress in a more steadfast manner than the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver. The latest achievement for the Intel Windows driver is OpenGL 4.2 compliance for Haswell.

25 November 2013 - OpenGL 4.2 Compliance - 7 Comments
Intel Mesa Driver Supports New AMD GL Extension

A few days ago Intel implemented GL_AMD_performance_monitor support within their open-source DRI graphics driver and now they have implemented support for another important modern OpenGL extension that happens to have been developed by AMD.

23 November 2013 - GL_AMD_vertex_shader_layer - 2 Comments

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