Silicon Motion Driver Gets RandR 1.2, EXA
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 30 December 2008 at 01:23 PM EST. 7 Comments
If you happen to be using a Silicon Motion GPUs, there's good news with its latest open-source driver update. A Mandriva engineer has released xf86-video-siliconmotion 1.7.0, which adds in some significant features. The capabilities of RandR 1.2 (including the rotation mode) are finally supported by this graphics driver along with dual-head support.

If display configuration doesn't interest you though, the Silicon Motion X.Org driver now has support for EXA acceleration. Should you still be interested in XAA, there are a few fixes in this new driver for the XFree86 Acceleration Architecture. The 1.7.0 driver release also introduces support for the SMI 50x ASICs.

Besides these major features there are a number of other small additions and many bug-fixes found in xf86-video-siliconmotion 1.7.0. In total there are over 120 changes in this driver update alone.

To look at the change-log and release announcement, head on over to the X.Org mailing list archives.
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