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 requires the Mesa DRI package, mesa-dri. This is provided by the xorg meta-package, but will need to be installed manually when using the xorg-minimal package or running a Wayland compositor.


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


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.

For newer Intel chipsets, the DDX drivers may interfere with correct operation. This is characterized by graphical acceleration not working and general graphical instability. If this is the case, try removing all xf86-video-* packages.