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Thread: Many DRM Graphics Driver Changes Introduced To Linux 3.16

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    Default Many DRM Graphics Driver Changes Introduced To Linux 3.16

    Phoronix: Many DRM Graphics Driver Changes Introduced To Linux 3.16

    One of the most exciting pull requests to Phoronix readers was just sent in a short time ago for the Linux 3.16 kernel... The DRM graphics subsystem driver changes...

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

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    Am I the only one that feels like the Radeon changes really aren't that exciting? Is more coming, or is the development more focused towards Mesa now?

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    Why does the kernel/driver have any notion of cursor sizes?

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    The display (modesetting) code is in the kernel driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom B View Post
    Why does the kernel/driver have any notion of cursor sizes?
    I'm guessing because the cursor exists in a dedicated graphics buffer and they're just making the size of that buffer bigger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukenukemx View Post
    yes PTE is in the pull request

    http://www.spinics.net/lists/dri-devel/msg61382.html

    check Christian König patches

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    Im still waiting nouveau DONT FREEZE in my GF7050 =\

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    Quote Originally Posted by Britoid View Post
    I'm guessing because the cursor exists in a dedicated graphics buffer and they're just making the size of that buffer bigger?
    It still seems odd to me that the concept of a cursor exists any level above the display server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom B View Post
    It still seems odd to me that the concept of a cursor exists any level above the display server.
    The "concept" is managed up in the display server, but the *hardware* which realizes that concept is managed by kernel code.

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