Intel's Medfield Still A Botched Binary Mess Under Linux?
Phoronix: Intel's Medfield Still A Botched Binary Mess Under Linux?
While the next-generation Ivy Bridge hardware may not be shown off this week at CES2012 (in public that is, in private that's a different story), what Intel and their partners will be promoting heavily this week in Las Vegas is their "Medfield" platform. But how well supported under Linux is this next-generation Intel mobile platform? Are there going to be more binary blobs coming out for Linux?..
Are you having a bad day?
Because the overall tone of this barely-coherent screed just screams "buttfrustrated". I mean, my god, man! You'd think Intel is actively hunting down driver developers and going Highlander on them.
It's one thing to be honest in your assessment of a poor situation, but to crucify a product that's not even out yet is just bad form and harms your (Phoronix's) reputation.
If you owned a GMA500 device ......
If you owned a GMA500 device you would be "buttfrustrated" too.
Michael, please keep shouting until Intel fix the mess they created. The only good thing is that my Dell Mini 12 will die eventually and I can never, ever, get another notebook with an unsupported chipset. I have been stuck with using Xubuntu and shoehorning in the EMGD driver. At least there is a vibrant community (with an Ubuntu PPA) effort to make GMA500 work with each new release. But, it is getting harder for them each time as they have to trick the system into thinking an old version of Xorg is actually newer than the one shipped with the distro. My Xubuntu 11.10 works well enough with 2d and video acceleration, and enough 3d (OpenGL 1.2) to let the Xfce desktop have a few effects. You can forget Gnome3. And you have to know what you are doing just to boot and install on the hardware. The new poulsbo-gfx driver will, at least, make that a little easier.