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Sep 22, 2013 - 01:41pm

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    I just performed the installation (1.0.2) on Fedora 19 and rebooted. Everything went smooth but I would like to verify that I'm actually using THIS driver (instead of the stock one). How can I verify this?   Doing "lsmod | grep gfx" points me to a module that, when I do "rpm -qf module" returns the kernel package as the source - so it seems I'm still using the stock one?



    Sep 22, 2013 - 01:41pm
  • Hi Craconia,

    This is upgrade confirmation is a feature that we will work for future versions of installer.

    For the kernel driver it self I would confirm with:

    ls -la `modinfo i915 | grep filename | awk '{print $2}'`
    Than you confirm the date on the file.


    However on Fedora 19 Installer isn't upgrading the kernel module because Kernel on Fedora 19 is newer then used on 2013Q2 graphics stack. 

    The packages you might expect upgraded on your system are:








    Checking with "rpm -qa | grep -i -e libva -e xorg-x11-drv-intel"

    Hope that helps.

    Let me know if I can help you further.





    Sep 26, 2013 - 07:18am
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    Thanks Rodrigo for the update.  I do see those packages installed.  However, isn't the "kernel module" (the actual video driver) the MAIN reason one would install the Intel package?  In other words, what are the benefits provided by those supplementary packages?




    Oct 06, 2013 - 09:30am
  • Hi Craconia,

    All benefits present on 2013Q2 stack release are listed on our release notes:

    But since Fedora 19 already has the Kernel and Mesa newer than this stack release the benefits you got by upgrading libva and xorg driver package are the one listed in 2D and Media subsections.

    In other words, Installer 1.0.2 for Fedora 19 provides:

    2D drivers

    • Fix scanline waits for Haswell.

    • Fix Haswell CRW PCI-IDs.

    • Fix computation of clip extents for stippling.

    • Support KMS on OpenBSD.

    • Clean up sockets upon CloseScreen.

    • Fix video playback on Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3000, X3000, X3500, X3100, 4500, X4500, X4500HD, and 4500MHD.

    • Honour LinearFramebuffer for clumsy PowerXpress integration.

    • Restart vertex checks after lock contention.

    • Handle Screen Pixmap recreation whilst exported via PRIME.

    • Correct application of scale factors to video source offsets.

    • Correct GPU limits for early Intel® Extreme Graphics 1 and 2 and Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900, 950, 3100, 3150 architectures.

    • Prevent buffer leak if a non-fullscreen Window is closed with multiple pending swap events.

    • Fix offset transformation for fallback gradient paths.

    • Prevent Glamor from crashing if misconfigured.

    • Prevent UXA from crashing if torn down during PreInit.

    • Fix rendering of CompositeTriFan with recent Xorg.

    • Fix rendering of multiple glyphs to very large destination surfaces.

    • Fix several assertion failures.

    • Allow XvMC to also target overlay/sprite planes.

    • Prevent reuse of old framebuffers after a resize.

    • Introduce copy-on-write support for cloning pixmaps.

    • Prevent potential NULL dereference of damage when checking COW support.

    • Fix invalidation of clone after dirtying the pixmap via the CPU.

    • Prevent discarding an operation before requiring it for a fallback.

    • Fix memory leak from replacing the clone under certain circumstances.

    • Restore vsync on textured videos.

    Media Drivers - Libva/Intel-vaapi-driver

    • H.264 encoding on Intel® SandyBridge, IvyBridge and Haswell:

      • Profile: Baseline (BP), Main (MP) and High Profiles (HP).

      • Entropy Coding: Context-adaptive variable-length coding (CAVLC) and Context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding (CABAC).

      • Rate Control: CQP, CBR.

      • Progressive frame.

      • Multi Slice encoding.

      • Configurable Group Of Pictures (GOP) Structure.

    • MPEG-2 encoding on Intel® IvyBridge and Haswell:

      • Profile: Scalable (SP) and Main Profiles (MP).

      • Progressive frame.

      • Configurable Group of Pictures (GOP) Structure.

    • Video process on Intel® IronLake, SandyBridge, IvyBridge and Haswell:

      • Scaling on Intel® IronLake, SandyBridge, IvyBridge and Haswell.

      • CSC on Intel® IronLake, SandyBridge, IvyBridge and Haswell.

      • NoiseReduction on Intel® SandyBridge, IvyBridge and Haswell.

      • Deinterlacing{Bob} on Intel® SandyBridge, IvyBridge.

      • Deinterlacing{Bob,MotionAdaptive} on Intel® Haswell.

      • Sharpening on Intel® Haswell.

      • ColorBalance on Intel® Haswell.

    • Optimization for H.264 encoding on Intel® IvyBridge and Haswell.

    • External buffer support:

      • Flinked GEM buffer.

      • Prime/DMA buffer.





    Oct 07, 2013 - 04:10am