Moblin 2.1 IVI FC Released With New Intel Driver
Phoronix: Moblin 2.1 IVI FC Released With New Intel Driver
While Moblin 2.1 was released in early November, today at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Intel Corp just putout the Moblin 2.1 IVI FC release. Moblin 2.1 IVI FC marks this as being the "feature complete" version in this release series...
Apart from the gfx drivers, what's inthat FC release compared to a stock Moblin 2.1 ?
what IVI is
IVI stands for "In Vehicle Infotainment"; so "stuff for in cars" in english.
Originally Posted by Xavier
The Moblin IVI builds and releases aren't for netbooks, but for in-car computers.
Car manufacturers normally put their own user experience on such devices, so there is no "real" moblin UI for these builds, but just a basic placeholder embedded IVI developers can use to verify their hardware etc...
Maybe we can see some benchmarks this GMA3150 compared to old intel GFX chip any time soon?
Howto boot the image with vesa (or other supported driver):
Add 3 as boot option, login as root (pw: moblin), then
rm -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf
done. The xorg.conf is preconfigured with 2 screens 1024x768 and 800x480 and iegd driver, very unlikely that this will be correct on normal netbooks/nettops with gma 500. It does use the old gui not the new one btw.
Last edited by Kano; 01-06-2010 at 05:55 PM.
Is the IEGD driver somehow new to the Phoronix staff? I've been using it for several weeks on US15W hardware and its been out much longer than that.
10.2.2 was released on nov 18th, so there I can say with great certainty that it contains no gallium3d goodness.
I wish I could download it! But I don't have the special intel account that's necessary! Does it support hardware accelerated decoding of interlaced video? I wish I had the IEGD driver for testing...
Originally Posted by RussDill
for everyone else, there's a guide for setting up poulsbo in Ubuntu here: http://linux-tipps.blogspot.com/2009...-msi-wind.html.
That's working great for me.
Can you show me
iegd? So thats where it was hiding! Anyone got this running under Debian or Arch yet?
Here are the juicy bits on iegd from the intel site:
Dual independent display ("extended mode") available when supported by the hardware
Twin mode (same display timings to two displays) is supported on hardware with a single video pipe
Dual video pipe systems enabled to drive more than two displays, using twin mode on each video pipe
Improved performance of applications which take advantage of OS acceleration APIs, including X11 XAA interface, or Microsoft DirectDraw* interface
OpenGL for Linux
OpenGL on supported 2.6 kernel Linux distributions for advanced 3D graphics acceleration on dual independent displays
OpenGL ES 1.1 supported on the Intel® System Controller Hub US15W
Open GL 2.0 supported on Intel® System Controller Hub US15W on Linux*, Microsoft Windows XP*, Microsoft Windows XP Embedded* and Microsoft Windows CE*; on , Intel® Q45 Express Chipset, Intel® Q35 Express Chipset on Linux*
Lower-resolution modes can be displayed full screen with configurations that support upscaling (example: internal LVDS, and Chrontel* CH7308*)
Hardware video decode acceleration support (Intel® System Controller Hub US15W only)
Relieves decode burden from the processor, and reduces power consumption of the system MPEG2, MPEG4, H.264 and VC-1 formats supported in Wind River Linux,* Red Hat Embedded Linux* and Red Flag Linux* via VA-API
Anti - Aliasing (Intel® System Controller Hub US15W Only)
Minimizes distortion when displaying high-resolution video at lower resolutions. Supported on Linux*, Microsoft Windows XP*, Microsoft Windows CE*
No mention of hardware accelerated encoding as was hinted at in a previous phoronix article that I've seen, but I've not tried this out yet.
Last edited by danboid; 01-07-2010 at 02:31 AM.