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Armada DRM Driver Called In For Linux 3.13 Kernel

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Published on 20 October 2013 08:18 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The Armada DRM display driver for Marvell "Dove" devices is being queued up for hopeful inclusion into the Linux 3.13 kernel.

Russell King, one of the prominent ARM Linux developers, has been developing an Armada DRM driver for the mainline Linux kernel. The driver supports the Armada 510 display subsystem on Marvell Dove hardware and has mostly been tested against SolidRun's CuBox platform. This DRM driver can also be adapted to other Marvell SoCs with similar display cores.

Russell sent in a Git pull request on Friday asking David Airlie to queue up this open-source ARM DRM driver into his drm-next tree for merging into the Linux 3.13 kernel.

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