Intel Readies New X.Org Video Driver Release
Phoronix: Intel Readies New X.Org Video Driver Release
It has been nearly three months since the release of xf86-video-intel 2.6, which means it's almost time for their next open-source driver update to arrive (they abide by a quarterly release cycle). As a sign of this, Intel's Carl Worth is heading the xf86-video-intel 2.7 driver management and he has pushed out the first release candidate. The xf86-video-intel 2.7 RC1 driver contains a variety of improvements to kernel mode-setting, UXA acceleration, XvMC, and many other changes and improvements. The release announcement and change-log for the first xf86-video-intel 2.7.0 release candidate can be found on the X.Org mailing list...
Hmm, errors about missing several .g4b-files?!
Exactly that one; so time to wait
Just two doubts of mine:
Will this be default for Jaunty? And will this release fix that awful performance regressions we saw early?
Jaunty still sits on 2.6.1, so I don#t have that much hope. Additionally all newer versions require an updated libdrm, which needs to be tested, if it breaks anything for other drivers - esp. the ATI ones might be important here.
Originally Posted by puelocesar
libdrm 2.4.5 entered jaunty today
Originally Posted by TheK
Another release with out DisplayPort and another release that relegates the x200s docking station to the "money wasted on crap" pile. Come on Intel, I really really don't want to run Vista just so I can use a video connection ...
uxa is still far from usable, when using uxa and compiz and maximizing firefox for example, desktop icons will flash through, etc.
otherwise I have no problems with this driver
Originally Posted by Benjamin_L
UXA works for me on Fedora 10 with updates matching rawhide's versions of the X server, mesa, drm, kernel stuff.
Actually this is the first time that Compiz has been very usable for me. Previously it irritated me the trade off between eye candy and the ability to run 3D applications without ugliness.