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    Default Intel Wants YOUR Linux Questions, Feedback

    Phoronix: Intel Wants YOUR Linux Questions, Feedback

    Intel's Linux graphics team is seeking any questions or feedback that Phoronix readers have concerning their open-source Linux graphics driver stack...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA0MjI

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    and not the notorious Poulsbo or now the Medfield situation
    That unfair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
    That unfair.
    Those drivers are developed by a different team, within a different group, in a different way, with different goals and are completely different from our Gen drivers... so it wouldn't be fair for me to answer anything on their behalf.

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    Default Cart before the horse

    Background: Intel seems to introduce video products before stable support is available. I got caught in that with 4500HD, which had great reviews (even here on Phoronix), but was actually too unstable to use. I ended up getting a standalone GPU, even though I didn't need the additional performance. I've since avoided Intel graphics on all subsequent purchases.

    Question: What is Intel doing to insure that drivers and support are available for products at introduction in Linux, not a year or two later?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macemoneta View Post
    Question: What is Intel doing to insure that drivers and support are available for products at introduction in Linux, not a year or two later?
    I am not sure if I got your question correctly, but as Michael has already covered in several articles here on phoronix, Ivy Bridge was fully supported on Linux, in upstream versions of Kernel, Mesa, xf86-video-intel and so on, around 1 year prior to its launch.

    For the future graphics adapters, I won't disclose much details, but we expect to improve the pace even a bit further.

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    Default There were some bugs

    There was a graphics test for Fedora 16 in which I participated, I had a pretty old notebook with Intel integrated graphics(128 MB Video) i945. I found some bugs when I did this test but the reporting was to complicated. I wasn't able to report if I did not have a Fedora Wiki account which needed some license agreement and waiting for manual confirmation. My point is that Intel integrated graphics might have a lot of bugs but u maybe don't know about them yet... My problems were that it wasn't displaying the 3d models correctly, were glitchy, instead of seeing a ball for example, I was seeing only a few pixels from 1 surface. That problem was in 2 or 3 tests from something like 10.

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    Question OpenCL?

    Since the new gpus come from a third party there is poor opensource support, is there any plan to fix this introducing new intel gpus that could be supported?
    Any plan to support opencl on existing or future gpus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eugeni_dodonov View Post
    I am not sure if I got your question correctly, but as Michael has already covered in several articles here on phoronix, Ivy Bridge was fully supported on Linux, in upstream versions of Kernel, Mesa, xf86-video-intel and so on, around 1 year prior to its launch.

    For the future graphics adapters, I won't disclose much details, but we expect to improve the pace even a bit further.
    There's a difference between supported and usable. The 4500HD was supported, not usable at introduction. Are you saying that Ivy Bridge and subsequent GPUs are expected to be fully usable at introduction going forward?

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    I'm interested in the following questions:

    1) What exactly is RC6?
    2) Why does it repeatedly turn out to be non-functional? Is it some unforeseen incompatibility on Intel's side? Are there some BIOS bugs to work around?
    3) Can we expect universal support for RC6 (and/or semaphores) in the future?
    4) Whereas Intel's integrated graphics are not really competitive in the performance segment, they are vastly ahead regarding power efficiency. Can we expect further driver improvement in that regard?
    5) Will we get S3TC?

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    When can we expect OpenGL 3.3 support on Sandy Bridge?

    When do you expect to have OpenGL 4.2 support on Ivy Bridge?

    What is the status of OpenCL support on Ivy Bridge?

    Will native CUDA support be introduced for Ivy Bridge or will CUDA code continue to require GPU Ocelot:

    http://code.google.com/p/gpuocelot/

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