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Intel Developer Posts Latest Patch For Variable Refresh Rate Within X.Org Modesetting

With Intel supporting Adaptive-Sync/VRR with Gen11+ graphics and these days with effectively only supporting xf86-video-modesetting for X.Org-driven Linux desktops rather than their basically dead xf86-video-intel driver, the Intel open-source Linux developers continue working on plumbing variable refresh rate support into this generic modesetting DDX.

11 June 2020 - xf86-video-modesetting VRR - 16 Comments
Adaptive-Sync/VRR Seeing Port To xf86-video-modesetting Driver

Currently if wanting to use Adaptive-Sync/FreeSync variable refresh rate support of the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver you need to be using the xf86-video-amdgpu X.Org driver for proper handling as well, but a port of the DDX bits to the generic xf86-video-modesetting driver is in the works.

25 May 2020 - FreeSync - 15 Comments
X.Org Board Elections Wrap Up For 2020

The X.Org Board of Directors elections wrapped up this week with four new members now serving this organization that oversees the X.Org Server, Mesa, Wayland, and other critical Linux desktop infrastructure.

30 April 2020 - X.Org Board of Directors - 42 Comments
X.Org AutoRepeat Option Restored After 14 Year Hiatus

The X11 AutoRepeat option is for setting the auto repeat behavior of a keyboard to engage a configurable number of times a key will repeat per second after crossing a configurable delay threshold. While somewhat of an obscure feature, AutoRepeat is coming back after being on hiatus since 2006.

13 April 2020 - Xorg AutoRepeat - 34 Comments
X.Org Saw A Lot Of Work In The 2010s Even With Wayland Taking Off

Here's a look back at the most popular news over the past decade on X.Org out of our one thousand plus articles on the topic during the 2010s. Even with Wayland taking off in recent years and effectively reaching parity to the X.Org Server for common use-cases, the X.Org Server has continued seeing new development especially in the areas of GLAMOR and XWayland. Sadly though we're ending the 2010s without a major stable release of the xorg-server since May 2018.

28 December 2019 - X.Org 2010s - 18 Comments
X.Org's Modesetting Driver Gets Smarter - Queries Mesa For Which GL Driver To Use

The X.Org Server and its integrated "modesetting" DDX driver that is most commonly used on modern Linux systems in place of hardware-specific DDX drivers is finally getting more robust with xorg-server 1.21... It will no longer rely upon the server's PCI ID driver mapping for figuring out the DRI driver to load as needed for GLAMOR 2D acceleration over OpenGL.

27 November 2019 - xf86-video-modesetting - 10 Comments
Virtual KMS Driver To Work On Virtual Refresh Rate Support (FreeSync)

Over the past year and a half the VKMS Linux DRM driver has come together as the "virtual kernel mode-setting" implementation for headless systems and other environments not backed by a physical display. Interestingly being tacked on their TODO list now is VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) support. Separately, the prominent VKMS developer is now employed by AMD.

10 November 2019 - VKMS DRM Driver - 1 Comment
A Vast Majority Of Linux's Input Improvements Are Developed By One Individual

While there is an ever increasing number of open-source developers focusing on the Linux graphics stack with the GPU drivers and related infrastructure, it's quite a different story when it comes to the Linux input side. It's basically one developer that has been working on the Linux input improvements for the past number of years.

16 October 2019 - Peter Hutterer - 46 Comments

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