AMDGPU 1.0 DDX Driver Released

Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 22 November 2015 at 08:33 AM EST. 16 Comments
In addition to the recent Radeon X.Org DDX stable update, Michel Dänzer of AMD had a few days ago put out AMDGPU v1.0.0 as the DDX driver's first declared release.

The xf86-video-amdgpu DDX driver is for those with newer Tonga/Fiji/Carrizo/Stoney-type graphics cards to use in conjunction with the AMDGPU kernel driver. The xf86-video-amdgpu was adapted from xf86-video-ati to take advantage of the new DRM driver interfaces. For those not using one of these very latest GPUs, xf86-video-ati is the driver to use. The xf86-video-amdgpu driver can be used rather than the generic xf86-video-modesetting DDX.

Like other DDX drivers these days, xf86-video-amdgpu isn't too interesting with more of the prominent open-source graphics driver happenings taking place in Mesa and the Linux kernel DRM.

The xf86-video-amdgpu 1.0.0 release announcement can be read via the mailing list.
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