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    Phoronix: xf86-video-intel Gets Coffee Lake Support

    The xf86-video-intel DDX driver now has support for the first "Coffee Lake" processors...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Lake-Intel-DDX

  • #2
    Does anyone use xf86-video-intel anymore? There were so many problems with it and default modesetting driver works so well with X.

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    • #3
      does it also get an new tarball release, ever?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rene View Post
        does it also get an new tarball release, ever?
        From the article: "It's now been four years since the last stable release of xf86-video-intel and in that time working on xf86-video-intel 3.0 but even there the last development release was three years ago."
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Aleksei View Post
          Does anyone use xf86-video-intel anymore? There were so many problems with it and default modesetting driver works so well with X.
          ME altough im on broadwell if i was on skylake or newer i would use modesetting as SNA isn't tuned for skylake

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          • #6
            I am using the modesetting driver on a Core 2 Duo (GMA X3100) notebook and on a Haswell (Iris Pro 5200) system. Don't know why I should use this crap. It has tearing problems all over the place and SNA is full of bugs.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Aleksei View Post
              Does anyone use xf86-video-intel anymore? There were so many problems with it and default modesetting driver works so well with X.
              I do on a HD 630 (Kaby Lake); with GNOME, windows seem to move smoother than with modesetting.

              I've done no real testing, but I feel the Intel DDX driver is more optimal than modesetting; Xorg's log reports 4 threads being used with intel, and SNA sounds better to be using for 2D (a dedicated 2D path vs passing it over 3D). And on a slightly different note, using the blt engine instead of SNA (AccelMethod=blt), seems even smoother.

              With that said though, modesetting does seem to work. But I have no problems with the Intel DDX driver either.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Aleksei View Post
                Does anyone use xf86-video-intel anymore? There were so many problems with it and default modesetting driver works so well with X.
                I used to. Now I use Wayland.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by -MacNuke- View Post
                  Don't know why I should use this crap. It has tearing problems all over the place and SNA is full of bugs.
                  Same for me. Modsetting has terrible diagonal tearing and I failed to find a solution for this. And xf86-intel has some problems with text corruption, especially with tool-tips. I'm using a Pentium G4560 (KabyLake).

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                  • #10
                    Did Intel actually send out bags of "8th generation" coffee ?

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