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  • Another New KMS Graphics Driver Tips Up

    Phoronix: Another New KMS Graphics Driver Tips Up

    Another new open-source KMS (kernel mode-setting) kernel graphics driver has tipped-up. This time it's for.....

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5Mjk

  • #2
    Originally posted by asdx
    Great, KMS rocks. Can't wait for Wayland and KDE to work on Wayland now.
    I think you mean Gnome & KDE on Wayland.

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    • #3
      Does David ever sleep? You're absolutely amazing! Go team!

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      • #4
        Poor journalism.

        The open-source driver itself is based upon the design of the AST driver along with earlier work done by Matthew Garrett.
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        Dave wrote the AST driver as well. The G200 driver is based on the Matthew Garret's Cirrus KMS driver for QEMU. The Cirrus driver is based on my GLINT KMS driver, so the G200 driver is as well.

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        • #5
          14-year-old graphics card

          Wow, the G200 is a 14-year-old graphics card and its seeing new device driver development work in the open source community.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            Wow, the G200 is a 14-year-old graphics card and its seeing new device driver development work in the open source community.
            Yes, because it's embedded in recent servers (for some reason).

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            • #7
              So things go from accelerated UMS to cpu-only KMS? How is that an improvement?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by curaga View Post
                So things go from accelerated UMS to cpu-only KMS? How is that an improvement?
                Because you don't care about accelerating an old chip embedded in a server, while you get the benefits of KMS.

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                • #9
                  Is there any docs for the desktop cards? Might be fun to try and get the driver working with some of those.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
                    Is there any docs for the desktop cards? Might be fun to try and get the driver working with some of those.
                    Yes, http://ftp.no.debian.org/pub/unix/Ne...anuals/matrox/

                    I have 1064spec.pdf in addition to those as well.

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