xf86-video-intel 2.6 RC2 Driver Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 8 January 2009 at 07:13 AM EST. 1 Comment
Intel's Zhenyu Wang has announced the release of the xf86-video-intel 2.5.99.2 (2.6 RC2) driver. This latest open-source Intel driver depends upon libdrm 2.4.3 while introducing improvements for kernel mode-setting, UXA, and various other fixes. This driver will also now automatically build with support for kernel mode-setting if the X Server is new enough.

The change-log (and source download links) for this xf86-video-intel 2.6 RC2 driver can be found on the X.Org mailing list. The final release of xf86-video-intel 2.6.0 should be out this quarter permitting no last minute delays.
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