Intel GPU

Intel GPU support requires the linux-firmware-intel package. If you have installed the linux or linux-lts packages, it will be installed as a dependency. If you installed a version-specific kernel package (e.g., linux5.4), it may be necessary to manually install linux-firmware-intel.

OpenGL

Install the Mesa DRI package, mesa-dri.

Note: This is already included in the xorg meta-package, but it is needed when installing xorg via xorg-minimal or for running a Wayland compositor.

Vulkan

Install the Khronos Vulkan Loader and the Mesa Intel Vulkan driver packages, respectively vulkan-loader and mesa-vulkan-intel.

Video acceleration

Install the intel-video-accel meta-package:

This will install all the Intel VA-API drivers. intel-media-driver will be used by default, but this choice can be overridden at runtime via the environment variable LIBVA_DRIVER_NAME:

Driver PackageSupported GPU GenExplicit selection
libva-intel-driverup to Coffee LakeLIBVA_DRIVER_NAME=i965
intel-media-driverfrom BroadwellLIBVA_DRIVER_NAME=iHD

Troubleshooting

The kernels packaged by Void are configured with CONFIG_INTEL_IOMMU_DEFAULT_ON=y, which can lead to issues with their graphics drivers, as reported by the kernel documentation. To fix this, it is necessary to disable IOMMU for the integrated GPU. This can be done by adding intel_iommu=igfx_off to your kernel cmdline. This problem is expected to happen on the Broadwell generation of internal GPUs. If you have another internal GPU and your issues are fixed by this kernel option, you should file a bug reporting the problem to kernel developers.