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Intel News Archives

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

xf86-video-intel 2.17 Release Candidate

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

VA-API Update Brings Minor Enhancements

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

Intel SNB RC6 On Linux 3.1 Is Both Good & Bad

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

MeeGo Community Investigates Tizen Alternatives

Last month the Tizen project was announced with Intel and the Linux Foundation transitioning their support from MeeGo to Tizen. The LiMo Foundation and Samsung are also joining the new mobile open-source OS project. However, many in the MeeGo community remain less than enthusiastic about this new Linux OS that focuses upon HTML5 APIs for applications and abandoning the ways of MeeGo.
19 October 2011 - No Tizen - 10 Comments

Intel's Brewing A New Linux Driver Release Cycle

Intel's Open-Source Technology Center (OSTC) team responsible for the open-source Linux graphics driver stack is drafting new plans for how they release their driver code. The release model and release criteria for the Intel Linux driver will be quite different from the status quo of putting out new releases on a timed quarterly basis.
10 October 2011 - New Intel Driver - 5 Comments

Intel i915 Gallium3D Driver Continues Advancing

The Intel "i915" Gallium3D driver continues to advance thanks to love from Google. A new Intel employee is now even contributing to this unofficial driver too.
8 October 2011 - Google Love - 9 Comments

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