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Intel Prepares Its Major Q4'09 Driver Update

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    Phoronix: Intel Prepares Its Major Q4'09 Driver Update

    There's just a month left until the end of the year, which gives Intel just a few weeks to deliver its Q4'2009 driver update for the Linux platform. The key component that Intel is expected to release in December will be the xf86-video-intel 2.10.0 driver, while they will likely recommend Mesa, libdrm, and Linux kernel updates too as part of their fourth quarter package (Linux 2.6.32 and Mesa 7.7)...

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    Hopefully this driver update includes full support Intel i3 (Clarkdale) which should be out soon next year. Intel onboard is wide spread and should work out of the box.


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      Really looking forward to the new driver, however using KMS results my laptop (Acer Extensa 5635Z) unable to adjust backlight brightness, which is a total pain in the ass.

      Until the backlight adjust works, I will have to stick with UMS. Sigh...


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        Personally I really hope they get their act together when it comes to tv-out in KMS (esp with s-video) which is not up to par with UMS.

        Currently the stable series of 2.6.31 and the kernel 2.6.32-rc1 does not work with S-Video, PAL and glx (reported and git bisected in freedesktop bugzilla). Also for some reason 2.6.31 gives you a strange mode (also reported), but not even the debug patch gives the same displaymode as the UMS, and wrt the time this has taken so far I guess they will rip away UMS before KMS is in so good shape that it works out of the box without patching.