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AST DRM Display Driver Updated For Linux 3.16

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Published on 18 May 2014 11:03 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The AST DRM driver has seen a few improvements with code that's landed today in drm-next for ultimately making it into the Linux 3.16 kernel.

The ASpeed Technologies DRM driver (AST) just features basic display support for some chips commonly found in servers. The improvements that will land for the next kernel cycle include:

- ASpeed AST2400 support. The AST2400 is a "5th generation of Advanced PCIe Graphics & Remote Management Processor" with DDR3 memory support clocked at 400MHz.

- The DP501 Dual Mode DisplayPort transmitter is now supported.

- Other changes.

More details can be found via this Git merge.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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