Intel News Archives
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
The 2011Q4 Linux graphics driver package has been released.
6 December 2011 - Linux Graphics - 5 Comments
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
It turns out that the Intel RC6 power-savings feature can be pushed even further.
30 November 2011 - Juhu - 5 Comments
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
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
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
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 has officially released their xf86-video-intel 2.17.0 DDX driver this afternoon.
16 November 2011 - New Version
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chris Wilson has taken a break from his Sunday hacking on the SNA acceleration architecture to put out the first release candidate for the upcoming xf86-video-intel 2.17.0 release.
30 October 2011 - New Release - 3 Comments
The VA-API library, libva, and the Intel VA-API driver have been updated with some minor enhancements.
30 October 2011 - VA-API - 1 Comment
As a follow-up to this morning's Linux 3.1 Enhances Sandy Bridge, Preps For Ivy Bridge article that looked at the Intel SNB graphics performance with the new Linux 3.1 kernel, here's a look at the power consumption when enabling RC6.
27 October 2011 - Linux 3.1 Kernel - 1 Comment
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