skylake video

Andrew Slaughter andrew.slaughter at
Tue May 10 13:42:14 PDT 2016

Just to throw out a single data point for the curious, video support for
Skylake on master seems to be working pretty well for me.

At first there was a lot of tearing and corruption (usable, sort of), but
using "uxa" instead of "sna" acceleration seems to have fixed things so far:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf (taken from the Arch wiki):

Section "Device"
    Identifier "Intel Graphics"
    Driver "intel"
    Option "AccelMethod" "uxa"

Trying to watch youtube was pretty painful, but it works well for what I do
(lots of text, light web browsing).

FWIW, using "sna" and the "tearfree" option didn't improve the corruption.
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