Radeon Kernel Mode-Setting Code
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 4 December 2007 at 09:02 PM EST. Add A Comment
Jerome Glisse, the mastermind behind the open-source R500 Avivo driver, has published the first bits of code on his latest project: kernel mode-setting support for Radeon graphics cards. This latest work is supported by all Radeon product families except for the R500/600. In addition, also lacking is the CRTC2, TMDS, and LVDS support. On Jerome's TODO list is also separate GPU clock control support, suspend / resume, and AtomBIOS support. The Radeon kernel mode-setting support can be checked out via git from git://people.freedesktop.org/~glisse/drm in the modesetting-radeon branch.

In the Radeon Kernel Mode-Setting announcement, Jerome Glisse mentioned his next challenge is to work on DRI2 and Gallium3D support for the Radeon R300/400 GPUs, which will hopefully be ready for demonstration at FOSDEM 2008.
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