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  • XGI Works On Their Linux Driver... From Windows

    Phoronix: XGI Works On Their Linux Driver... From Windows

    Two days ago we reported on XGI submitting open-source driver patches after they've basically been written off as dead for years and their Linux driver has been unmaintained. These patches actually were notable in that they provided EXA acceleration support, improved EDID, support for custom display modes, and compatibility with ARM-based systems...

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

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    It's understandable if they don't really have anyone there familiar with Linux. If they are indeed planning to compete in the arm market, they probably are learning it as they go along out of necessity.

    Since everyone thought they were defunct, it's reasonable to assume they don't have the payroll to employ a Linux specialist. Let's hope they start working closely with the community instead. I don't own any of their stuff, but any potential open video solutions for arm netbooks is a plus.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by benmoran View Post
      It's understandable if they don't really have anyone there familiar with Linux. If they are indeed planning to compete in the arm market, they probably are learning it as they go along out of necessity.
      How can they develop Linux drivers without being familiar with Linux?

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      • #4
        The arm sdk they are using is probably windows only

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        • #5
          Marvell uses the XGI V11 for their Kirkwood platform. Which explains the ARM code. Its on a number of commercial products just as the OpenRD board and the HP T5325 thin client. All of which use Linux which explains the renewed Linux support.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Apopas View Post
            How can they develop Linux drivers without being familiar with Linux?
            Poorly, evidently.

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            • #7
              Could the patches have went through an IP review that could have changed their formatting?

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