Intel Can't Ship Their Own Driver With Their MeeGo OS
Phoronix: Intel Can't Ship Their Own Driver With Their MeeGo OS
With the introduction of Intel's Poulsbo (GMA 500) chipset it marked a point at which Intel's Linux graphics support was no longer stellar, but as they had outsourced the graphics IP from Imagination Technologies, they could not provide an open-source driver stack like they do with their in-house IGPs. Not only was this Intel Poulsbo Linux driver closed-source, but the level of support was appalling and it was a bloody mess of a situation. The overall situation since has only become worse and even MeeGo (their own Linux OS) will be shipping without Intel's EMGD driver...
Does it need to be shipped together?
Originally Posted by phoronix
Does the graphics driver need to be bundled w/ MeeGo? Generally the graphics driver is not bundled with OS. MeeGo is open source software and EMGD is not so the licensing terms and availability are different for each.
Once EMGD is released, it'll be available to anyone at the edc.intel.com. Before its release, its available to selected customers only - if you need it before formal release (planned later this year), please contact your intel rep.