Phoronix: New Test Release Of Intel X.Org 2.7 Driver
We are now into the second quarter of 2009, but Intel will soon release its X.Org driver for Q1'09. While late, the xf86-video-intel 2.7.0 driver update SDVO-TV support, basic SDVO-LVDS support, tear-free X-Video support, and many bugs have been fixed. Just before calling it a week, Carl Worth released the third release candidate for the xf86-video-intel 2.7.0 (version 18.104.22.1683)...
It's simply awesome what the intel guys achived thru their hard work on the driver.
In the last months all pieces (driver, drm, mesa, x.org) came together and lead to kms and dri2. Its simply fantastic - my good 'ol i915 never ran so fine with compiz.. no problems with videos, openGL content, games, anymore - its just great!
And if you've problems, the developers answer your questions quickly on their irc channel - yes, I became a real intel fanboy, just because of their graphic driver developers^^
I guess I assumed an article writing about it might mention what it actually *is*, to save me the googling:
"Serial Digital Video Out) is a proprietary Intel technology introduced with their 9xx-series of motherboard chipsets." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SDVO)