Intel Linux Graphics On Ubuntu Still FlakyJul 31, 2009, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3 ships with a development snapshot of the Linux 2.6.31 kernel, the GNOME 2.27.4 desktop, X Server 1.6.2 RC1, xf86-video-intel 2.8.0, and Mesa 7.5. This is in contrast to Ubuntu 9.04 with its Linux 2.6.28 kernel, GNOME 2.26.1, X Server 1.6.0, xf86-video-intel 2.6.3, and Mesa 7.4. It is the xf86-video-intel 2.8.0 driver that completely kills EXA and DRI1 in favor of using the EXA-derived UXA acceleration architecture that leverages the Graphics Execution Manager. DRI2, of course, is what replaces DRI1. With eliminating these older code paths, Intel cut down on the amount of work they are responsible for and they hope it reduced their regression count. Mesa 7.5 is the first release to introduce Gallium3D, but Ubuntu currently does not enable any components with this new graphics driver architecture.
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