Deep Color Support For Radeon X.Org Driver Being Tackled
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 22 January 2018 at 05:33 AM EST. 2 Comments
RADEON --
Open-source contributor Mario Kleiner has continued his work on deep color support for the Radeon Linux driver.

Kleiner has previously worked on 10-bit color for Mesa and fixes like tear-free PRIME offloading between Intel/AMDGPU drivers. His latest work is on depth 30 "deep color" support for the Radeon "xf86-video-ati" X.Org DDX driver.

This is his third revision to depth 30 enablement for this X.Org driver, including EXA acceleration support. He's also working on fixing the currently broken DRI2 page-flipping with this driver.

Those with pre-GCN graphics cards interested in learning more can do so via this patch series.

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