[ubuntu-x] Confusing alpha-2 information on intel driver

Eric Appleman erappleman at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 20:28:45 BST 2009

On 06/14/2009 03:20 PM, Geir Ove Myhr wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I just looked at the information page about Karmic alpha-2
> (http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/karmic/alpha2) and it has a paragraph
> about the UXA in the -intel driver which I find confusing:
> <quote>
> New Intel video driver architecture available for testing
> In later Karmic milestones the Intel video driver will most probably
> switch from the current "EXA" acceleration method to the new "UXA".
> This will solve major performance problems of Ubuntu 9.04, but is
> still not as stable as EXA, which is why it is not yet enabled by
> default. We invite you to help testing UXA, please see the
> instructions and feedback page.
> </quote>
> This sounds like EXA is still the default in Karmic alpha-2, and that
> UXA needs to be enabled according to the UXA testing page
> (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/UxaTesting). But the intel driver version
> in Karmic alpha-2 is 2: [1]
> which has no support for EXA anymore. Right?
> [1] OT: would anybody tell me what those colons in the version numbers mean?
AFAIK, the colons refer to the Debian epoch.

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