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Intel Ivy Bridge Linux Support Clarification

Following the Will Intel's Ivy Bridge Be Trouble-Free On Linux? article, I received some additional information from Intel concerning the Linux support for their next-generation Ivy Bridge processors.
10 January 2012 - Should Be Good - 3 Comments

Intel's Medfield Still A Botched Binary Mess Under Linux?

While the next-generation Ivy Bridge hardware may not be shown off this week at CES2012 (in public that is, in private that's a different story), what Intel and their partners will be promoting heavily this week in Las Vegas is their "Medfield" platform. But how well supported under Linux is this next-generation Intel mobile platform? Are there going to be more binary blobs coming out for Linux?
8 January 2012 - Binary Mess? - 16 Comments

Will Intel's Ivy Bridge Be Trouble-Free On Linux?

It was nearly one year ago to the day that Intel launched their Sandy Bridge processors. While these CPUs with much-improved integrated graphics are now wildly popular for Linux users (and Microsoft Windows users, too), it wasn't without a rough start. But how will Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge launch fair under Linux as the successor to Sandy Bridge?
7 January 2012 - Or Is It Botched? - 4 Comments

MeeGo-Successor Tizen Is Still Vaporware

Following the September announcement of the Linux-based Tizen platform and that Intel will transition to it from MeeGo, along with other vendors making changes, there's been some controversy.
3 January 2012 - No Release - 17 Comments

Poulsbo Looks Better On Ubuntu 12.04, But Still Ugly

Intel GMA500 "Poulsbo" graphics have a better out-of-the-box experience under the forthcoming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS release thanks to improvements in the open-source field, but ultimately it's still an ugly mess.
29 December 2011 - Intel GMA500 - 4 Comments

Semaphores Continue Biting Intel Linux Users

It turns out the semaphore issues for Intel Sandy Bridge Linux users continues to be present and it's resulting in the patch from the recent Intel merge having to be changed at the last minute within the Linux 3.2 kernel.
23 December 2011 - Sandy Bridge Bug - 3 Comments

Intel Hits "Almost There" GL 3.0 Support In Mesa

There's just a week and a half left to the year, but will Intel be successful in their goal of open-source OpenGL 3.0 support in Mesa for their Sandy/Ivy Bridge hardware in 2011? It looks like they will fall just short.
21 December 2011 - Intel Sandy Bridge / Ivy Bridge - 35 Comments

RC6 Is Now Flipped On For Intel SNB, IVB Hardware

RC6 power-savings is now on by default for Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge graphics hardware in the upcoming Linux 3.2 kernel.
16 December 2011 - Linux Support

Intel SNA Acceleration Performance On Ironlake

Wondering how Intel's SNA acceleration architecture is performing for Ironlake hardware? Here's some benchmarks.
15 December 2011 - Benchmarks - 5 Comments

Intel's Glamor Architecture Is Becoming Glamorous

Zhigang Gong of Intel China has published a new Linux patch today that enables the rest of the Glamor acceleration architecture functions to be used by the Intel X.Org driver. Glamor is a new means of accelerating 2D over OpenGL for the DDX driver.
13 December 2011 - Glamor Acceleration - 1 Comment

Building The Linux Kernel In 60 Seconds

In less than one minute, it's now possible to build the Linux kernel from source on a desktop.
11 December 2011 - Linux Kernel - 45 Comments

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

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