Raspberry Pi's VC4 DRM Driver In Linux 4.7 Will Bring DPI Panel Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 14 April 2016 at 08:07 AM EDT. 1 Comment
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For those making use of DPI panels with the Raspberry Pi but haven't been able to try out the open-source VC4 driver stack rather than the binary blob due to its lack of DPI support, that is changing in Linux 4.7.

Eric Anholt at Broadcom mailed out his latest DRM-VC4-Next changes for the DRM-Next tree that in turn is being queued up for Linux 4.7. The most prominent change with this -next tree is adding DPI panel support for the VC4 driver. There is also minor bug fixes.

So if you rely upon a MIPI DPI device with the Raspberry Pi, Linux 4.7 will hopefully have you supported by this mainline, open-source driver stack. More details via this Git merge.
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