Posts: 430 from 2003/4/11
I don't particularly want to insert myself in the Linux graphics driver discussion here, but maybe it can help settle this argument.
Mesa has two
different i915 drivers. The original Mesa driver, written and maintained by Intel themselves, and then a Gallium driver, written by third parties (Google, I think? Please don't quote me on this :)). I think most - if not all - Linux distributions use the regular Mesa i915 driver, as that is what Intel supports and, again don't quote me on this, the i915g driver is mainly used in ChromeOS, by Google.
The thing Wolf linked to regarding OpenGL 2.1 support concerned the Gallium i915 driver, not the Mesa i915 driver.
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