VIA's Improved Framebuffer Driver In Linux 2.6.32
While VIA's Chrome 9 DRM has yet to be accepted into the mainline Linux kernel since its mostly used by VIA's binary-only driver and then recently an updated 2D driver, with the viafb driver outside of X.Org, this frame-buffer driver has picked up many improvements with the Linux 2.6.32 kernel.
The viafb driver in the Linux 2.6.32 kernel has rewritten 2D engine support to offer improved support along with added support for the VIA VX800 Chipset too. In another commit is support for the VX855 hardware in this kernel frame-buffer driver. There's also a number of other VIA-related commits, but these are the main changes that will be found in the Linux 2.6.32 kernel.
Of course, this graphics related change isn't as prominent as the VGA Arbitration code, KMS page-flipping ioctl, Intel improvements, or R600/700 KMS and 3D support that all can be found in this next kernel release.
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