ASPEED's AST2500 Display To Be Supported By Linux 4.11's DRM

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 28 February 2017 at 06:23 AM EST. 6 Comments
David Airlie sent in another pull request of DRM material for Linux 4.11, which follows last week's main DRM feature update for Linux 4.11.

The latest DRM work for Linux 4.11 is just adding AST2500 support to the ASPEED DRM driver. The ASPEED AST2500 is the company's latest server management processor powered by an 800MHz ARM11 processor, but when it comes to the Direct Rendering Manager aspect, it has an on-chip 2D VGA for local display capabilities to drive up to 1920x1200@60Hz.

With these changes amounting to just under one thousand lines of code to the AST DRM driver, the AST2500 VGA display is now supported.

David Airlie also sent in a pull request with a few fixes for the Rockchip driver, DMA-BUF, and VMWGFX.
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