The KMS Mode-Setting Driver Was Imported For X.Org Server 1.17
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 17 September 2014 at 10:17 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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We have the newest feature of X.Org Server 1.17.

A few days ago I wrote about the plans to mainline the xf86-video-modesetting driver as the hardware-agnostic DDX driver that (theoretically) works with any hardware having a DRM/KMS graphics driver. Given that this driver doesn't go through much churn these days and works fairly well, it's now being merged within the X.Org Server code-base given the increasing number of systems compatible with (and depending on) this driver.

The latest example of a driver depending upon xf86-video-modesetting is the in-development Raspberry Pi driver by Eric Anholt at Broadcom, which in part motivated this video driver merge for X.Org Server 1.17.

The X.Org Server 1.17 release is expected in early 2015.
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