About Linux Graphics

About IntelĀ® Graphics for Linux

Intel leads the silicon industry in providing quality code optimized for the latest in Intel Architecture. one of our proudest examples is enabling graphics for Linux. Exposing our latest features means operating system vendors and app developers have the code access they require for their customization and time-to-market needs. We offer both quality source code for early access of ecosystem partners, as well as easy installers that deliver binaries for the convenience of Linux enthusiasts.

Current OTC graphics work covers a broad range of efforts and projects, such as:

  • Kernel driver is the core of the Intel Linux Graphics project, responsible for: all interactions with the hardware, driving different video outputs, mode setting, and converting bits into on-screen visible pixels
  • Mesa is the library responsible for 3D rendering, OpenGL compatibility, GLES, and all the 3d-related components of Graphics on Linux and Unix systems
  • XF86-Video-Intel, also known as DDX, is the driver responsible for the 2D rendering within the X window system
  • LibDRM is the middleware responsible for conversations between user applications and kernel driver, itself
  • Cairo Graphics is the 2D rendering and acceleration library
  • VA API is the part of the stack responsible for hardware-accelerated video rendering, pre- and post-processing and output
  • Wayland is the ongoing research project on next generation of window systems and composers

How to contact us

Please visit our community page and use our IRC channel, mailing list, bug tracker, and source repository to contact us and contribute to the project.