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  • phoronix
    started a topic Intel's Poulsbo Driver A Bloody Mess?

    Intel's Poulsbo Driver A Bloody Mess?

    Phoronix: Intel's Poulsbo Driver A Bloody Mess?

    Most of the Intel Atom netbooks currently on the market (like the Lenovo IdeaPad S10, Samsung NC10, and ASUS Eee PC) use the GMA 950 Chipset for their integrated graphics, but some of the newer models are using the Intel GMA 500. The GMA 500 doesn't share many traits with other mobile Intel IGPs since much of the technology was licensed from PowerVR, which means a different X.Org display driver is required. Rather than using the xf86-video-intel driver that receives active development from Intel and is often leading the other open-source X.Org drivers when it comes to features like the Graphics Execution Manager, kernel mode-setting, and DRI2, a new driver had to be created for the GMA 500...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzAyOQ

  • Michael
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    Originally posted by sreyan View Post
    Some discussion has started about getting poulsbo into the main kernel tree.

    http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/3/19/1
    Yep, covered @ http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NzE1Mw

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  • sreyan
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    Some discussion has started about getting poulsbo into the main kernel tree.

    http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/3/19/1

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  • Svartalf
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    Originally posted by curaga View Post
    @sreyan: Access denied for me too. Wonder what world destruction are they planning there..
    Heh... One wonders... However, many of the Ubuntu Mobile pages are locked out. Not sure what's going on.

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  • argor
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    Originally posted by HyperDrive View Post
    Just for the record, since I just don't have time/patience/whatever to wait for the end of this "soap opera", I voted with my euros and got myself an Eee PC 901 yesterday. Iff the PowerVR is reverse-engineered, maybe I'll get myself a BeagleBoard to hack around.
    why the need to reverse-engineere
    BeagleBoard
    has drivers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ToYO...7285AD&index=5
    here is also OGRE3D running on a beagleboard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDtUE5PIhV0
    Last edited by argor; 02-11-2009, 04:38 AM.

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  • curaga
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    @sreyan: Access denied for me too. Wonder what world destruction are they planning there..

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  • HyperDrive
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    Originally posted by HyperDrive View Post
    One thing is for sure, my acquisition of an MSI Wind U115 netbook depends on the availability of a free and open source GMA500 Xorg driver.
    Just for the record, since I just don't have time/patience/whatever to wait for the end of this "soap opera", I voted with my euros and got myself an Eee PC 901 yesterday. Iff the PowerVR is reverse-engineered, maybe I'll get myself a BeagleBoard to hack around.

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  • sreyan
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    Does anyone have access to this page:
    https://blueprints.edge.launchpad.ne...ackaging/+edit ? My launchpad account sure does not

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  • argor
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    Originally posted by HyperDrive View Post
    Ideology aside (since I personally lean towards "the Stallman way" instead of "the Torvalds way" of doing things), OpenGL ES 2.0 is a strict subset of OpenGL 2.0. According to the specifications (i. e., unless Imagination Technologies is lying), the PowerVR SGX is fully OpenGL 3.0 capable. That's deliberate crippling in my book.
    no it is up to TI what they support or not they did desited to only provided support for opengl es 1.1 and 2.0
    just like Intel could provided support for opengl es
    it just depend on what marked you are in what is useful or not
    No, they didn't, according to the 8th post on the thread you mention.
    that post dose not say anything
    the licenser they desited what they want just like ti wanted only OpenGL ES/VG drivers for OMAP3
    Last edited by argor; 02-05-2009, 01:45 PM.

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  • HyperDrive
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    Originally posted by argor View Post
    what is so crippled about the driver they were were the beta OpenGL ES
    drives yes they are blop drives whith GPL compatible kernel wedges
    just like Nvidia
    Ideology aside (since I personally lean towards "the Stallman way" instead of "the Torvalds way" of doing things), OpenGL ES 2.0 is a strict subset of OpenGL 2.0. According to the specifications (i. e., unless Imagination Technologies is lying), the PowerVR SGX is fully OpenGL 3.0 capable. That's deliberate crippling in my book.

    did powervr not provided intel whith complete OpenGL reference drivers
    it is up to intel whatever to use them or not
    here is also interesting read http://forum.beyond3d.com/showthread.php?t=50430
    No, they didn't, according to the 8th post in the thread you mention.
    Last edited by HyperDrive; 02-05-2009, 09:18 AM.

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