Skylake Support Added To Intel's X.Org Driver

Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 26 September 2014 at 08:30 AM EDT. 1 Comment
With Intel Skylake Linux hardware enablement being worked on in steadfast by the Intel Open-Source Technology Center, earlier this month we saw the initial Skylake DRM kernel patches, earlier this week we saw the Skylake Mesa support patches, and then today we have the Intel X.Org driver getting patched for this next-generation hardware succeeding Broadwell.

The xf86-video-intel DDX Skylake support landed with this Git commit by Intel's Chris Wilson. However, the patch itself is very mundane... It's just adding the PCI IDs.

With all of the complicated mode-setting bits and other configuration steps to get Intel graphics hardware to light up having moved to their DRM/KMS driver, the xf86-video-intel driver is (rightfully) quite boring these days... The initial Skylake PCI IDs for the graphics adapter include:

Skylake ULT GT1: 0x1906
Skylake ULT GT2: 0x1916
Skylake ULT GT2F: 0x1921
Skylake ULT GT3: 0x1926
Skylake ULX GT1: 0x190E
Skylake ULX GT2: 0x191E
Skylake DT GT1: 0x1902
Skylake DT GT2: 0x1912
Skylake Halo GT1: 0x190B
Skylake Halo GT2: 0x191B
Skylake Halo GT3: 0x192B
Skylake SRV GT1: 0x190A
Skylake SRV GT2: 0x191A
Skylake SRV GT3: 0x192A
Skylake WKS GT2: 0x191D

Chris didn't commit any Skylake SNA acceleration back-end, so that's either still a work-in-progress or it could very well be too that it will be left to GLAMOR since by the time Skylake CPUs are on the market the Wayland adoption should be much greater.

Intel is currently planning to launch Skylake CPUs before the end of 2015 in conjunction with their Intel 100 Series "Sunrise Point" chipsets.
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