Freescale's iMX DRM Driver Sees Big Changes
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 1 November 2014 at 08:26 AM EDT. 3 Comments
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Published on Friday was a massive set of 72 patches to improve the Freescale iMX DRM driver that's currently within the Linux kernel's staging area.

The 72 patches done by Steve Longerbeam implement a number of features for this ARM SoC DRM graphics driver. Among the features added by these patches is support for multiple displays (using HDMI and LVDS), gamma correction, encoder DPMS for LVDS, DDC support for LVDS, support for page-flipping in the overlay plane, and a variety of other changes. With these patches also come a number of bug fixes.

Those with Freescale iMX hardware wishing to test these DRM driver patches can find them via the DRI mailing list. These patches will likely be merged for the Linux 3.19 kernel assuming no problems come up in testing.
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