intel chipset support

Johnson, Charles F charles.f.johnson at
Mon Apr 3 08:48:13 PDT 2006

Intel i945G is in RHEL4 U3 and Novell Linux Desktop 9 SP3.  Support for
i945GM, i945G and older released chipsets are all in the CVS tree
(i810 driver) and the 3D driver ( is in the Mesa CVS tree.
We work with the other distro vendors to get the code in also.  I'm not
as familiar with which versions of the other distros got the code

Charles Johnson
Channel Platform Solutions Group
Intel Corporation
charles.f.johnson at
>-----Original Message-----
>From: xorg-bounces at [mailto:xorg-
>bounces at] On Behalf Of Donald Harter
>Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 7:54 AM
>To: xorg at
>Subject: intel chipset support
>I have been planning to upgrade my motherboard and looking at boards
>using the below chipset.
>It seems that Intel has provided drivers which are not proprietary yet
>they are not included in the latest distributions.   There are
>comments on the intel site saying that these are provided for
>to include in their distributions.  So why isn't it included in the
>It seems that the persons who settled the microsoft antitrust case
>They should have required that any "propretery" documents provided to
>microsoft employees to enable them to write device drivers, shoud be
>available to linux device driver writers also.
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