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    Phoronix: Intel Rewrites Mode-Setting Graphics Driver Code

    A set of 58 patches have been published against the Intel Linux DRM kernel driver that completely rewrites the mode-setting code for this open-source Linux graphics driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE2Mzc

  • #2
    Intel devs must wear sun glasses while working cause their driver already shines.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mark45 View Post
      Intel devs must wear sun glasses while working cause their driver already shines.
      EPIC line

      And it indeed does

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      • #4
        Hopefully this will fix the intermittent mode-set problem I have on my laptop where the screen goes blank on mode-set during boot, and I have to restart a few times to get any display past mode-set.

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        • #5
          Thanks Intel!

          When I recently shopped for a new laptop, I only considered models shipping with Intel graphics due to Intel's stellar support of free software. When my friend recently bought his new laptop, he ended up getting an Intel-based system for the same reason.

          Thank you Intel for continuing to lead by example. I will happily throw money your way as a result.

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          • #6
            does that mean that below patches are irrelevant?

            http://lists.freedesktop.org/archive...er/016556.html

            Do you guys know if they have been merged to the current linux tree at same point?

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            • #7
              Stupid question

              This might be a stupid question, but what is Fastboot?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                This might be a stupid question, but what is Fastboot?
                Daniel was nice enough to give a definition at the end of his blog post :

                The hw state readout code prepares (but there are still big pieces missing) for fastboot, i.e. avoiding the inital modeset at boot-up and just taking over the configuration left behind by the bios.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                  Daniel was nice enough to give a definition at the end of his blog post :
                  Oh, but my BIOS boots in like 80x25 (columns, rows) text-mode which looks fuggly as shit.
                  I want my BIOS to boot in 1900x1200.

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                  • #10
                    Well, my UEFI boots to something like 1280x960, which is still not quite 1080p that is native to my display...

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