Intel News Archives
Intel Driver Now Builds SNA Support By Default

The xf86-video-intel driver, the open-source X.Org driver for Intel's graphics processors on Linux, is now being built with Sandy Bridge New Acceleration (SNA acceleration) by default. This means of acceleration is generally much faster than the long-standing UXA mode for both old and new hardware.

12 July 2012 - SNA Default - 3 Comments
Intel Loses One Of Their Linux Driver Developers

Several Phoronix readers have written in that Eugeni Dodonov, a former Mandriva developer who since last year has been working for the Intel Open-Source Technology Center on their Linux graphics driver, lost his life this weekend.

9 July 2012 - Eugeni Dodonov - 22 Comments
Intel Drops Mode-Setting Rework Patch Bomb

Daniel Vetter of Intel published a massive "patch bomb" of 43 patches to the Intel open-source Linux graphics driver development list as they prepare to re-work mode-setting within their DRM/KMS driver.

3 July 2012 - 43 Patches - 35 Comments
Intel Puts New Haswell Code At Parity With Ivy Bridge

Intel OTC has published a set of 21 new patches for "Haswell" hardware enablement of their graphics core with their open-source Linux driver. With this latest round of patches, Intel is already saying that the Haswell Linux graphics support is nearly on par with Ivy Bridge when it comes to the kernel driver.

29 June 2012 - Haswell 2013 - 8 Comments
The Latest Details On Intel's Valley View Atom SoC

Another Intel DRM pull request was submitted this morning for driver changes that will ultimately land in the Linux 3.6 kernel. With these latest open-source Intel driver changes, some new details are revealed about Intel's Valley View -- their next-generation Atom SoC that sports Ivy Bridge class graphics rather than any PowerVR cruft.

28 June 2012 - More News - 3 Comments
Intel Publishes Ivy Bridge Programming Documentation

Intel quietly pushed out their "Ivy Bridge" graphics programming documentation and register specifications on Friday. This Ivy Bridge graphics core programming documentation spans 17 files spread across three volumes and 2,468 pages of technical details concerning their latest-generation graphics.

23 June 2012 - Lots Of Documentation - 27 Comments
Support Begins For Intel's New Haswell Audio

For months already Intel has been working on Haswell enablement under Linux. While the Intel Haswell CPUs are still a year out from shipping, the graphics code is already being tackled quite extensively. This morning we're now seeing the first signs of Intel Haswell audio support.

13 June 2012 - Intel Haswell - 6 Comments
Intel DRM Begins Queuing For Linux 3.6 Kernel

While the Linux 3.5 kernel is still weeks away from being released (we're not even at 3.5-rc3 yet!), the Intel DRM graphics driver changes have already begun to queue up for the Linux 3.6 kernel.

12 June 2012 - Linux 3.6 - 1 Comment
Intel Ivy Bridge - Mesa 8.0 vs. 8.1-devel

In making way for some interesting Linux benchmarks coming up, here's some of the results from last month that haven't yet been published. This is a brief look at Mesa 8.0 vs. 8.1-devel Git for Intel Ivy Bridge hardware.

12 June 2012 - Not Much - 2 Comments
ConnMan 1.0 Released For Linux Networking

Aside from Intel's Open-Source Technology Center finally releasing PowerTOP 2.0, developers at the company have also finally released a stable version of another one of their initiatives: ConnMan.

11 May 2012 - ConnMan 1.0 - 5 Comments
MSAA For Mesa Finally Moves Closer

Mesa is finally getting closer to properly supporting MSAA, a.k.a. Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing, but for now this is just Intel Sandy Bridge supported.

10 May 2012 - Anti-Aliasing - 20 Comments
Intel Ivy Bridge Continues To Grind Quickly On Linux

There's many more Ivy Bridge Linux tests coming out in the next few weeks, but here's some new results today for the Core i7 3770K processor looking at the overclocking results and effects of Turbo Boost and Hyper Threading.

3 May 2012 - Core i7 3770K - 8 Comments
Intel Releases 2.19 X.Org Driver To Fix Bugs

The xf86-video-intel 2.19.0 DDX driver was released this week to provide more stability fixes for UXA acceleration as well as provide support for the Intel Ivy Bridge GT2 server chip.

1 May 2012 - xf86-video-intel 2.19 - 1 Comment
Tizen 1.0 Larkspur SDK, Source Code Is Out

For those interested in Tizen, the latest Intel Linux distribution effort succeeding Moblin and MeeGo, version 1.0 "Larkspur" is now available with an SDK and the source-code is out for developers.

1 May 2012 - Tizen 1.0 - 2 Comments

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