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Intel X.Org Update Restores 830GM/845G Acceleration

Chris Wilson of Intel OTC put out another point release to the xf86-video-intel 2.20.x DDX driver on Saturday.
4 August 2012 - New Release - 14 Comments

Intel Hacks On Tablet Shell For Wayland's Weston

Aside from the normal desktop shell for Wayland's Weston reference compositor, open-source Intel developers have resurrected work on a tablet-oriented shell for this fledging display server.
3 August 2012 - Tablet-Shell - 2 Comments

Intel Lands Some Haswell Commits For X.Org Driver

For the past several months there's been open-source driver development activities within the Linux kernel and Mesa library as it pertains to Haswell, the 2013 Intel micro-architecture to succeed this year's successful Ivy Bridge platform. There's xf86-video-intel DDX driver commits landing today pertaining to Haswell.
3 August 2012 - Haswell

Intel Updates VA-API Video Acceleration Code

Intel's Video Acceleration API (VA-API) has seen updates to its core library as well as to the Intel-specific VA-API Intel driver.
3 August 2012 - Intel - 7 Comments

Intel Continues Gaining Ground For Linux Graphics

Following the success of Ivy Bridge and their continued open-source contributions, Intel graphics continue to gain market-share on the Linux desktop.
2 August 2012 - OpenBenchmarking.org - 19 Comments

Intel Driver Integrates BRW Assembler

The xf86-video-intel driver has picked up thousands of lines of new code today with the integration of a BRW assembler in order to compile shader programs on the fly and to remove inefficiencies and mistakes from current Intel shaders.
30 July 2012 - BRW Assembler - 14 Comments

Intel Mesa Driver Ups Counter-Strike Performance

A patch to mainline Mesa yesterday from Intel has resulted in a ~7% performance boost for Sandy Bridge "GT2" graphics when running the video stress test for Valve's Counter-Strike: Source.
28 July 2012 - Improvement - 20 Comments

Testing Intel Sandy Bridge LLC Cache Controls

Keith Packard has been playing around with LLC controls on Sandy Bridge to see how caching back-buffers affect application performance with the Intel Linux graphics driver. He has provided an Intel DRM driver patch for those wishing to experiment.
27 July 2012 - Features - 1 Comment

Intel Rewrites TurboStat Plus IVB CPU Idle Support

Another one of the pulls going into the Linux 3.6 kernel this week is the ACPI and power management updates courtesy of Intel. The two prominent changes for this next Linux kernel release is a rewrite of the "turbostat" tool and the "intel_idle" CPU idle driver now supports Ivy Bridge processors.
27 July 2012 - New Work - 1 Comment

Another Intel Linux Graphics Driver Release

Intel has released a new open-source X.Org driver for their Intel graphics since it was only just discovered that the Ivy Bridge GT1 "HD 2500" graphics were busted.
27 July 2012 - New Release - 1 Comment

Intel Releases 12.07 Linux Graphics Package

Intel has released their 12.07 Linux graphics driver package.
24 July 2012 - Package - 1 Comment

Intel 2.20.1 X.Org Driver Closes Critical Bugs

With a week having passed since the release of xf86-video-intel 2.20, Chris Wilson has today issued the driver's first point release to take care of some critical bugs.
23 July 2012 - Fixes - 7 Comments

Intel X.Org Driver Explodes Thanks To Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson is now in effective control of the xf86-video-intel open-source graphics driver with being responsible for nearly all of its development activity. Plus there's some other interesting statistics to share.
21 July 2012 - xf86-video-intel

Intel Linux Driver Finally Handles 8x MSAA

Intel's Linux graphics driver is finally onto supporting 8x multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA), assuming you're using the latest-generation Ivy Bridge graphics hardware.
18 July 2012 - MSAA - 29 Comments

New Intel Driver Takes SNA Accel Mainstream

Chris Wilson released the xf86-video-intel 2.20 driver on Sunday, which brings SNA acceleration to the masses.
15 July 2012 - SNA Acceleration - 10 Comments

Intel Provides Linux PCI Express NTB Support

Intel has provided Linux kernel support for PCI Express Non-Transparent Bridges (NTB). PCI-E NTB allows for interconnecting multiple systems using PCI Express.
14 July 2012 - Interesting - 6 Comments

Intel Driver Modes-Set Rework Hits 81 Patches

Daniel Vetter's re-work of the Intel DRM driver mode-setting code has now expanded to 81 patches in size.
13 July 2012 - 80 Patches - 4 Comments

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 Merges Mesa Hardware Context Support

Kenneth Graunke committed the i965 Mesa driver hardware context support patch on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Radeon Gallium3D driver has also seen improvements.
11 July 2012 - Mesa HW Context - 2 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

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