SimpleDRM Driver Is Back To Being Worked On
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 4 August 2016 at 10:24 AM EDT. 2 Comments
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An independent developer is attempting to restore work on the SimpleDRM driver and potentially see it through to getting mainlined.

For those that don't recall this driver when it was proposed a few years ago, it's about providing a simple, generic KMS driver and exposes one CRTC+encoder+connector plus one initial mode while complying with the DRM/KMS interfaces. It's sort of like a fallback driver for the KMS world.

Independent developer Noralf Trønnes who recently proposed a DRM text mode is looking to restore the SimpleDRM code.

He's updated the code so it should at least work with current versions of the Linux kernel but some questions remain over the driver and thus is seeking feedback from upstream developers. The new SimpleDRM patch series can be viewed here.
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