On Thu, 01 Dec 2016, Chris Pemberton <cjpe...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm really enjoying the Intel Skylake graphics in Fedora 24/25 and
> Archlinux; thanks for all of the great work.  I remember the old XIG
> AcceleratedX drivers from years ago...
> I would rather get back to using CentOS on my Skylake development
> laptop; Fedora 25 has failed on my twice in two weeks.  And I
> understand that the latest Intel graphics stack requires a very recent
> kernel/libdrm/mesa/cairo, etc to make that happen.  
> I was wondering if anyone on this list has any knowledge of:
> 1. if it is even possible for Red Hat to back-port support for Skylake
> graphics in rhel 7.x?
> 2. and if it is possible, is anyone here privy to a time line?
> There is one "bug" report pending at R.H. stating that Skylake graphics
> are not working, so at least they are aware.  They hinted at the 7.3
> release; but that didn't seem to happen.
> I know it is easy to install a mainline kernel in CentOS, but that
> still leaves the other dependencies to contend with.  So should I hold
> my breath with R.H.?  Or do you think the rhel 7.x series is just too
> far behind to be an option with Skylake graphics?

Frankly it sounds like you should be talking to Red Hat / CentOS folks
rather than drm/i915 upstream...


Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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