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    Default kernel newbe question about modules

    hi
    i m a little confused. this site:
    Intel Linux Graphics: 2010Q3
    mentiones a 2d driver:

    2D driver: xf86-video-intel 2.13.0 release

    is this driver allready included in the newest kernel or do i have to build it?

    thx and sorry for the newbe question
    happy MMXI

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    Smile Re: kernel newbe question about modules

    hi
    i m a little confused. this site:
    Intel Linux Graphics: 2010Q3
    mentiones a 2d driver:

    2D driver: xf86-video-intel 2.13.0 release

    is this driver allready included in the newest kernel or do i have to build it?

    thx and sorry for the newbe question
    happy MMXI
    As far as I can tell, the core graphics driver was added to kernel 2.6.35.5 and will exist in that version and newer. The latest stable kernel is now at version 2.6.36.2 and kernel 2.6.37 will be released within a month and is also the Core kernel for openSUSE 11.4 when it comes out next year. All of the other files are part of the many files which are loaded or can be loaded into Linux such as mesa. openSUSE 11.3 is based on kernel 2.6.34 and would require an update to work, but kernel updates can be made to openSUSE 11.3 as I am using 2.6.37-rc7 for instance.

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    Default Re: kernel newbe question about modules

    Quote Originally Posted by soliton View Post
    hi
    i m a little confused. this site:
    Intel Linux Graphics: 2010Q3
    mentiones a 2d driver:

    2D driver: xf86-video-intel 2.13.0 release

    is this driver allready included in the newest kernel or do i have to build it?

    thx and sorry for the newbe question
    happy MMXI
    Further to jdmcdaniel3's post, here are some links that may provide you further information on this topic

    I probably need to consolidate those last 3 links some time

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    Default Re: kernel newbe question about modules

    thx a lot
    sol

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