Intel DG1 Graphics Card Nears Working State On Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 12 April 2021 at 07:00 AM EDT. 36 Comments
While these kernel patches aren't expected to land until the Linux 5.14 kernel cycle later in the summer, a set of 19 patches published on Monday morning begin allowing a test system to boot with the DG1 graphics card.

Intel's open-source driver engineers continue pushing a lot of Linux patches around DG1 specifically and other underlying driver changes for being able to support discrete graphics processors with their i915 kernel driver.

It's been a lengthy bring-up given that their kernel graphics driver long made assumptions over integrated graphics and using system RAM while now being adapted for the discrete graphics world. With the patches sent out today, the DG1 is reportedly able to boot with Linux.

Intel engineer Matthew Auld who sent out the latest DG1 patches today notes that they can now "get a booting DG1 system with the kernel self-tests passing."

These latest patches contain various memory handling changes, OPROM handling work, and other work.
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