Package name
Advisory ID
Affected versions
2009.1 i586 , 2009.1 x86_64

Problem description

The intel graphics driver shipped in 2009.1 was the 2.7.0 version
which has turned out to be somewhat unstable on some systems (this
was still more stable overall than earlier versions, but hardly any
consolation to those having problems!).

This updates the package to the 2.7.1 version recently released by
intel and fixes several crashers. The number of changes is quite small,
so hopefully minimises any chances of unexpected regressions.

Here follows the advisory text from the upstream Intel maintainers:

This is a maintenance release on the 2.7 branch. Compared to 2.7.0 it
consists only of a few carefully hand-picked fixes for bugs, (including
GPU crashers). We encourage all users of 2.7.0 to upgrade to 2.7.1.

We have verified that several of the reported bugs of GPU crashes,
(mouse continues to move, but otherwise X is totally unresponsive),
are fixed with the commit by Keith Packard in 2.7.1 to correct the
computation of the batch space required. If you have previously
reported a GPU-crash bug in, please test with
2.7.1 and report your findings in the bug. If the crash is fixed,
please celebrate with us!

If the crash persists, please attach the output of intel_gpu_dump
available here (and hopefully packaged in your distribution of
choice soon)

Please note that the intel_gpu_dump utility refered to above is
now available for 2009.1 via contrib/updates in the intel-gpu-tools

Updated packages

2009.1 i586

 de4e27d259ec2e55609e162969206fd8  2009.1/i586/x11-driver-video-intel-2.7.1-0.1mdv2009.1.i586.rpm
 6747052a972f3093cbb9b701c62afcc5  2009.1/i586/x11-driver-video-intel-fast-i830-2.7.1-0.1mdv2009.1.i586.rpm 
 5738a6f4ca841700ab566776affe4473  2009.1/SRPMS/x11-driver-video-intel-2.7.1-0.1mdv2009.1.src.rpm

2009.1 x86_64

 5b19fc34f8affbfcb3c05cb76425de46  2009.1/x86_64/x11-driver-video-intel-2.7.1-0.1mdv2009.1.x86_64.rpm
 f37d7cf8e7f8904495ca6b75f01312fa  2009.1/x86_64/x11-driver-video-intel-fast-i830-2.7.1-0.1mdv2009.1.x86_64.rpm 
 5738a6f4ca841700ab566776affe4473  2009.1/SRPMS/x11-driver-video-intel-2.7.1-0.1mdv2009.1.src.rpm