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Open-Source Intel developers have long been working towards a tear-free Linux desktop with proper vsync support. For Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge hardware there's still been some tearing issues, but they hope to soon finally have it solved.
21 October 2012 - Secure Batches - 24 Comments
While Intel is now forcing on S3TC to be advertised for their Mesa driver by default, the ETC2 texture compression scheme holds more hope and support for it within the Intel Mesa driver is also being worked on.
20 October 2012 - ETC2 Intel - 3 Comments
Two patches from Intel's Ian Romanick for their open-source Mesa DRI driver will now enable S3TC extensions always plus floating-point textures. These two features previously were not enabled by default out of patent fears.
19 October 2012 - Woohoo - 20 Comments
After the change yesterday to now hide early Intel hardware support by default to fend off early driver issues for new graphics hardware -- such as mode-setting just outright failing to work -- Intel has commented a bit more on the driver support for the forthcoming "Haswell" hardware.
18 October 2012 - Intel Haswell - 12 Comments
While Intel is quick to work on enabling future hardware within their open-source graphics driver stack for Linux, the early support is often buggy and problematic on the early code before the hardware is released. Intel now intends to conceal this early hardware support -- for Valley View and Haswell right now -- behind a run-time variable for toggling the support.
17 October 2012 - Intel Haswell - 10 Comments
Chris Wilson released the xf86-video-intel 2.20.10 DDX driver this weekend and it fixes up a number of core graphics driver bugs, including issues for older generations of Intel integrated graphics hardware.
15 October 2012 - Intel Driver
Following this morning's article about running GStreamer over VA-API on Wayland, Gwenole Beauchesne of Intel wrote in about some new VA-API package releases.
9 October 2012 - Video Acceleration API - 2 Comments
There's a bit of a spat that started between Intel and Samsung developers working on the Tizen operating system.
6 October 2012 - Tizen Fight - 27 Comments
Aside from knowing about the Radeon DRM driver changes queued up for the Linux 3.7 kernel, there's also lots of good changes piling up for the Intel DRM graphics driver with this next kernel release.
3 October 2012 - Intel DRM - 1 Comment
Intel SMAP support has landed in the mainline Linux kernel, which is a Supervisor Mode Access Prevention found on newer Intel CPUs.
2 October 2012 - Intel SMAP - 11 Comments
The Intel i965 Mesa DRI driver can now handle register spilling.
2 October 2012 - Register Spilling - 1 Comment
Chris Wilson has released yet another xf86-video-intel 2.20.x driver. This time around, the 2.20.9 point release brings back X-Video Motion Compensation (XvMC) and also fixes a critical bug.
29 September 2012 - XvMC Intel
While it's been a number of days since mentioning anything on Intel's forthcoming Valley View Atom SoC, the open-source graphics driver support continues to mature.
28 September 2012 - Valley View - 2 Comments
An alpha release of the Tizen 2.0 SDK with source-code was released this week.
28 September 2012 - Tizen 2.0
Several Phoronix readers have written in about libhybris, a way to load Android libraries while overriding some Bionic symbols with those symbols from glibc.
25 September 2012 - Libhybris - 8 Comments
Intel has been working on a tablet shell for Wayland's Weston compositor. Work on this reference tablet shell continues to move forward.
25 September 2012 - Tablet Work - 4 Comments
Back in August new Intel driver mode-setting code was unveiled by Daniel Vetter. Today at XDC2012 he explained this i915 KMS driver rework to the X.Org developers in Germany.
21 September 2012 - i915 mode-setting
While some users want an Intel Gallium3D driver, it likely won't happen anytime soon (if ever) since the Intel OTC developers remain unconvinced.
20 September 2012 - XDC2012 - 17 Comments
There's a new Intel X.Org driver release which now allows the Valley View software development vehicle to light up.
17 September 2012 - xf86-video-intel - 2 Comments
While Intel can be loved for consistently supporting their in-house products under Linux, and their Open-Source Technology Center (OTC) makes great strides at improving Linux from open-source contributions to the Mesa graphics stack to doing all sorts of kernel-level work along with major contributions to WebKit, Tizen, Wayland, and other key open-source components, they have a new blemish. It appears Intel won't be supporting their forthcoming Atom "Clover Trail" hardware under Linux.
13 September 2012 - No Clover Trail Love - 53 Comments
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