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Intel's DRM Gains DisplayPort Capabilities

Intel

Published on 01 June 2009 09:47 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
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Keith Packard of Intel has mailed out seventeen new patches to those on the dri-devel mailing list. In this latest round of work, Keith brings support for DisplayPort connections to the Intel DRM i915 driver. Though before tacking the DisplayPort work in the DRM driver that will allow these newer digital connectors to work with kernel mode-setting, Keith first fixed a few other general problems (and prerequisites) pertaining to sysfs, i2c frobbing, hot-plugging, and DPMS.

Last June there was incomplete DisplayPort support (along with HDMI support) added to the xf86-video-intel DDX driver. Now there appears to be complete DisplayPort support in the Intel DRM with proper hot-plugging, DPMS, and suspend-and-resume handling.

These seventeen patches right now are just sitting on the DRI development list, but we anticipate them hitting the DRM i915 code-base in time for the Linux 2.6.31 kernel.

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