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    Default Samsung Exynos4 DRM Driver To Be Merged Soon

    Phoronix: Samsung Exynos4 DRM Driver To Be Merged Soon

    It looks like the Samsung Exynos4 DRM driver that first publicly appeared in August will soon be merged into the mainline Linux kernel as the first open-source DRM driver within the kernel for an ARM SoC...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTk1OQ

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    So what can I get that uses a compatible SoC?

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    How can this part of the driver be useful without any driver outside the drm world ?

    @Kivada, the SoC may be used in "Smart" TVs, as well as those other connected devices that wee see each year at CES : fridges, phones, radio receivers, and anything you can imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    How can this part of the driver be useful without any driver outside the drm world ?

    @Kivada, the SoC may be used in "Smart" TVs, as well as those other connected devices that wee see each year at CES : fridges, phones, radio receivers, and anything you can imagine.
    I believe that previous articles mentioned that this driver provides KMS (and possibly GEM/TTM) functionality, which means that at least resolution and mode setting can be handled in the kernel. At that point, "all" anyone has to do it write a gallium driver and you've got 3D acceleration, and possibly 2D (through the Xorg gallium state tracker and/or something like the recently discussed glamour).

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