X.Org's Generic Mode-Setting Driver Updated
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 26 June 2014 at 05:15 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Version 0.9.0 of the X.Org's xf86-video-modesetting driver, which provides a universal DDX for systems with a DRM/KMS display driver, has been updated.

The xf86-video-modesetting 0.9.0 release has an assortment of fixes and improvements, including the ability to query the cursor size from the kernel, fixes for cursor rendering with hot spots, a build regression against older X.Org servers, and support for server-managed FDs. The support for server-managed FDs is a DDX prerequisite for being able to support running the X.Org Server without root privileges.

The full list of changes for xf86-video-modesetting 0.9.0 can be found via the X.Org mailing list.

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