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Kernel Log: Coming in 3.0 (Part 4) - Drivers

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The i915-DRM/KMS driver in Linux 3.0 – for Intel graphics chips in processors and chipsets for notebooks and desktop PCs – reportedly already controls the graphics core in Ivy Bridge processors, which Intel will probably not launch until the beginning of next year (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). The developers once again tried to enable the RC6 power saving technique by default; because of known problems with the less efficient Frame Buffer Compression (FBC), the latter has been disabled under standard settings.

But then more problems turned up and after the seventh pre-release the developers once again disabled RC6 by default; they indicated in the commit comment that they plan try again soon."

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