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    Phoronix: A KMS Driver Arrives For AST Hardware

    A kernel mode-setting (KMS) driver for new hardware has been published...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5MTY

  • #2
    Not bad at all. Some server makers *cof* TYAN *cof* like to put this crap on their boards, and vesa is so slow on these chips...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by [Knuckles] View Post
      Not bad at all. Some server makers *cof* TYAN *cof* like to put this crap on their boards, and vesa is so slow on these chips...
      IBM x86 servers are in a similar situation. Only they use Matrox G200eV graphics, for which no KMS driver exists either.

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      • #4
        I'm curious, what exactly does flicker-free boot (KMS) gain you on a server?

        mga ums driver worked ok last I checked.

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        • #5
          Cute... but WHY? Most servers run HEADLESS with video output only needed for diagnostics.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by droidhacker View Post
            Cute... but WHY? Most servers run HEADLESS with video output only needed for diagnostics.
            I guess there could be a demand for real time high resolution display of graphs representing whatever requires constant attention.

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            • #7
              Yep, I also saw these mainly (only?) on Tyan's big server boards. But might be a fair choice, if you don't want to run completely headless. Should consume not much energy but can be fine if you need local access to a machine and want to display something.

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