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Intel Linux Devs Begins Looking At 3D Monitors

Patches have begun to surface this week from an Intel developer that begin to work on 3D monitor support under Linux.
10 December 2011 - Driver Support - 11 Comments

RC6 To Be Flipped On For Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge

Keith Packard on Friday evening fired off an email and patch to enable RC6 power-savings support on Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge hardware where possible. This hardware feature can decrease power usage while also increasing performance in certain workloads.
10 December 2011 - Finally

Will OpenGL 3.0 Still Land In Mesa This Year?

Back at XDC2011 Chicago plans were laid by Intel OSTC developers to have OpenGL 3.0 support in Mesa before year's end, but with three weeks left to 2011, will they make this deadline?
9 December 2011 - Deadline Approaches - 4 Comments

A New Linux Frame-Buffer Driver Appears For Intel

A new Intel kernel frame-buffer driver has been published to the Linux kernel mailing list. However, this driver isn't for the current-generation Intel graphics hardware, Ivy Bridge, Haswell, or even for the notorious PowerVR-based Poulsbo.
8 December 2011 - For Ancient Hardware - 7 Comments

Intel Puts Out Its 2011 Holiday Linux Package

The 2011Q4 Linux graphics driver package has been released.
6 December 2011 - Linux Graphics - 5 Comments

Intel Talks About Their GPU Drivers, Wayland, Etc

Last month there was a presentation in Brazil by Eugeni Dodonov of the Intel Open-Source Technology Center. The focus was on Intel Linux Graphics and the "following the open-source road from kernel to UI tool-kits."
1 December 2011 - Presentation - 15 Comments

Intel RC6 Power Savings Can Go Deeper

It turns out that the Intel RC6 power-savings feature can be pushed even further.
30 November 2011 - Juhu - 5 Comments

The Gallium3D Intel 965 Driver Gets Dropped

The Mesa Gallium3D driver for the Intel 965 IGP series and newer (the "i965g" driver) has been deleted from mainline Mesa.
29 November 2011 - No More - 15 Comments

The Intel Poulsbo Open Driver TODO/Support List

For those wondering what functionality is supported by Intel's open-source GMA500/GMA600 "Poulsbo" DRM driver, here's a list of what works and also what doesn't function.
24 November 2011 - What Works - 8 Comments

HiZ Goes On For Intel Sandy Bridge Mesa

Intel's finally ready to enable HiZ support by default for Intel Sandy Bridge graphics with their Mesa DRI driver.
21 November 2011 - HiZ Support - 5 Comments

Forced Throttling/Scheduling For Intel Graphics

Ben Widawsky has published a set of 15 patches as he seeks comments about forced throttling/scheduling support for the Intel Linux DRM graphics driver.
20 November 2011 - RFC Intel Patch

Intel Officially Puts Out 2.17 X.Org Driver

Intel has officially released their xf86-video-intel 2.17.0 DDX driver this afternoon.
16 November 2011 - New Version

Work Towards OpenGL 3.0 In Mesa, Glamor, PM

While the Intel Mesa DRI Linux graphics driver hit the milestone last week of hitting GLSL 1.30 compliance (for Sandy Bridge hardware) as needed per the OpenGL 3.0 specification, there's still a fair amount of other work to take care of before reaching full GL3 support. There's also some news to report with regard to UXA Glamor acceleration and Intel DRM power management.
16 November 2011 - Still Working There - 15 Comments

Intel Sandy Bridge On The Linux 3.2 Kernel

For those wondering whether or not the Linux 3.2 kernel will once again up the graphics performance for Intel Sandy Bridge hardware, here are some results.
14 November 2011 - Linux 3.2 - 1 Comment

126 Changes To The Intel Driver + New VA Back-End

Intel's Chris Wilson released xf86-video-intel 2.16.902 over the weekend, which brings 126 changes since the last release candidate less than three weeks ago. There's also a new VA-API video acceleration back-end to report on.
13 November 2011 - xf86-video-intel - 5 Comments

Did Hell Freeze Over? Intel Mesa Does GLSL 1.30!

Here's quite an unexpected surprise: GL Shading Language 1.30 support in Mesa for Intel Sandy Bridge hardware (Gen6 and newer) is now marked as complete. GLSL 1.30 has been the big item to tackle in obtaining OpenGL 3.0 compliance for this critical open-source graphics component.
12 November 2011 - Crazy! - 21 Comments

Glamor Acceleration For The Intel X.Org Driver

Zhigang Gong of Intel has published patches this morning that integrate Glamor acceleration support into the xf86-video-intel DDX driver.
11 November 2011 - Glamor Accel - 1 Comment

The Wayland Engineering Team At Intel

With Intel effectively dropping MeeGo and is investing in the Tizen project instead, many have likely been wondering what's happening with Intel's Wayland situation. After all, Intel had planned to use Wayland on MeeGo Tablet UX this calendar year and they have several developers devoted to this free software project.
9 November 2011 - It's There - 8 Comments

Intel GMA500 "Poulsbo" To Move Out Of Staging

The open-source Intel GMA500 driver for supporting Intel Poulsbo, Oaktrail, Cedarview, and Medfield hardware will be moving out of staging.
3 November 2011 - Kernel Driver - 5 Comments

Making A Flicker-Free Boot For The Intel DRM

Intel's Keith Packard and Canonical's Steve Langasek spent some time this weekend working on making the Intel i915 DRM driver to not have its screen flicker at all when booting to Ubuntu Linux.
31 October 2011 - Flicker-Free - 3 Comments

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