[coreboot] [RFH] Testing Linux 3.12+ on Intel hardware to initialize the IGD

Aaron Durbin adurbin at chromium.org
Tue Jun 10 15:35:54 CEST 2014

On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 12:22 AM, Paul Menzel
<paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> Dear coreboot folks,
> following up on [1], could you please test latest Linux kernels (3.12,
> 3.13, 3.14, 3.15) on Intel based laptops and check if the Intel driver
> is able to initialize the IGD [2] without a Video BIOS or coreboot’s
> native graphics init? If you know if that was ever possible, for example
> with Linux 3.2, that’d be also interesting.

Intel made a change to their driver to rely on the VBT for
initializing the graphics device. The VBT is usually carried in the
Video BIOS so that's where that dependency comes in.


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