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Thread: xf86-video-intel 2.15 Driver Officially Released

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    Default xf86-video-intel 2.15 Driver Officially Released

    Phoronix: xf86-video-intel 2.15 Driver Officially Released

    Intel's quarterly driver package for Q1'2011 is about to be released and comprised as part of that is the xf86-video-intel DDX driver. Chris Wilson has just announced the release of xf86-video-intel 2.15.0 for this release...

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    Edinburgh, Scotland


    Unfortunately the relaxed fencing fix hasn't fixed the problem I've been having since 2.6.38, even though Chris Wilson said it was probably the same issue. I would do a bisect but I've not found a definitive way to trigger the crash and it's my wife's machine.

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    Are we real?


    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: xf86-video-intel 2.15 Driver Officially Released

    Notable bug-fixes shipping in this update is turning off relaxed fencing by default for older chipsets due to stability issues it has caused...
    To only mention "older hardware" is vague.


    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Wilson
    There are still too many unresolved bugs, typically GPU hangs...


    ...The reduction in working set has a substantial improvement on system performance. However, this has been demonstrate to be buggy on older hardware (845-865 and 915-945, but ok on PineView and later) so on those chipsets defaults to off.

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