Intel News Archives
Intel Ivy Bridge Linux Support Clarification

Following the Will Intel's Ivy Bridge Be Trouble-Free On Linux? article, I received some additional information from Intel concerning the Linux support for their next-generation Ivy Bridge processors.

10 January 2012 - Should Be Good - 3 Comments
Intel's Medfield Still A Botched Binary Mess Under Linux?

While the next-generation Ivy Bridge hardware may not be shown off this week at CES2012 (in public that is, in private that's a different story), what Intel and their partners will be promoting heavily this week in Las Vegas is their "Medfield" platform. But how well supported under Linux is this next-generation Intel mobile platform? Are there going to be more binary blobs coming out for Linux?

8 January 2012 - Binary Mess? - 16 Comments
Will Intel's Ivy Bridge Be Trouble-Free On Linux?

It was nearly one year ago to the day that Intel launched their Sandy Bridge processors. While these CPUs with much-improved integrated graphics are now wildly popular for Linux users (and Microsoft Windows users, too), it wasn't without a rough start. But how will Intel's upcoming Ivy Bridge launch fair under Linux as the successor to Sandy Bridge?

7 January 2012 - Or Is It Botched? - 4 Comments
MeeGo-Successor Tizen Is Still Vaporware

Following the September announcement of the Linux-based Tizen platform and that Intel will transition to it from MeeGo, along with other vendors making changes, there's been some controversy.

3 January 2012 - No Release - 17 Comments
Semaphores Continue Biting Intel Linux Users

It turns out the semaphore issues for Intel Sandy Bridge Linux users continues to be present and it's resulting in the patch from the recent Intel merge having to be changed at the last minute within the Linux 3.2 kernel.

23 December 2011 - Sandy Bridge Bug - 3 Comments
Intel Hits "Almost There" GL 3.0 Support In Mesa

There's just a week and a half left to the year, but will Intel be successful in their goal of open-source OpenGL 3.0 support in Mesa for their Sandy/Ivy Bridge hardware in 2011? It looks like they will fall just short.

21 December 2011 - Intel Sandy Bridge / Ivy Bridge - Add A Comment
Intel's Glamor Architecture Is Becoming Glamorous

Zhigang Gong of Intel China has published a new Linux patch today that enables the rest of the Glamor acceleration architecture functions to be used by the Intel X.Org driver. Glamor is a new means of accelerating 2D over OpenGL for the DDX driver.

13 December 2011 - Glamor Acceleration - 1 Comment
RC6 To Be Flipped On For Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge

Keith Packard on Friday evening fired off an email and patch to enable RC6 power-savings support on Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge hardware where possible. This hardware feature can decrease power usage while also increasing performance in certain workloads.

10 December 2011 - Finally - Add A Comment
Will OpenGL 3.0 Still Land In Mesa This Year?

Back at XDC2011 Chicago plans were laid by Intel OSTC developers to have OpenGL 3.0 support in Mesa before year's end, but with three weeks left to 2011, will they make this deadline?

9 December 2011 - Deadline Approaches - 4 Comments
A New Linux Frame-Buffer Driver Appears For Intel

A new Intel kernel frame-buffer driver has been published to the Linux kernel mailing list. However, this driver isn't for the current-generation Intel graphics hardware, Ivy Bridge, Haswell, or even for the notorious PowerVR-based Poulsbo.

8 December 2011 - For Ancient Hardware - 7 Comments
Intel Talks About Their GPU Drivers, Wayland, Etc

Last month there was a presentation in Brazil by Eugeni Dodonov of the Intel Open-Source Technology Center. The focus was on Intel Linux Graphics and the "following the open-source road from kernel to UI tool-kits."

1 December 2011 - Presentation - 15 Comments
Work Towards OpenGL 3.0 In Mesa, Glamor, PM

While the Intel Mesa DRI Linux graphics driver hit the milestone last week of hitting GLSL 1.30 compliance (for Sandy Bridge hardware) as needed per the OpenGL 3.0 specification, there's still a fair amount of other work to take care of before reaching full GL3 support. There's also some news to report with regard to UXA Glamor acceleration and Intel DRM power management.

16 November 2011 - Still Working There - 15 Comments
126 Changes To The Intel Driver + New VA Back-End

Intel's Chris Wilson released xf86-video-intel 2.16.902 over the weekend, which brings 126 changes since the last release candidate less than three weeks ago. There's also a new VA-API video acceleration back-end to report on.

13 November 2011 - xf86-video-intel - 5 Comments
Did Hell Freeze Over? Intel Mesa Does GLSL 1.30!

Here's quite an unexpected surprise: GL Shading Language 1.30 support in Mesa for Intel Sandy Bridge hardware (Gen6 and newer) is now marked as complete. GLSL 1.30 has been the big item to tackle in obtaining OpenGL 3.0 compliance for this critical open-source graphics component.

12 November 2011 - Crazy! - 21 Comments
The Wayland Engineering Team At Intel

With Intel effectively dropping MeeGo and is investing in the Tizen project instead, many have likely been wondering what's happening with Intel's Wayland situation. After all, Intel had planned to use Wayland on MeeGo Tablet UX this calendar year and they have several developers devoted to this free software project.

9 November 2011 - It's There - 8 Comments

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