The xf86-video-modesetting DDX is a hardware-independent X.Org driver that will work with any GPU given that it has a full-functioning DRM/KMS driver. 2D acceleration is optionally supplied by GLAMOR.

xf86-video-modesetting Articles & Reviews

Intel vs. Modesetting X.Org DDX Performance Impact   Display Drivers   2017-01-11

xf86-video-modesetting Linux & Open-Source News

Igalia Working Towards Faster 2D Rendering For Older Raspberry Pi Boards   Raspberry Pi   2022-07-16
AMDGPU X.Org 22.0 Driver Released With AsyncFlipSecondaries, GLAMOR Fixes   Radeon   2022-02-23
XWayland Adds Support For Touchpad Gestures   X.Org   2021-12-05
X.Org Server 21.1 Released With Variable Rate Refresh In Modesetting Driver, Other Work   X.Org   2021-10-27
X.Org Server 21.1 RC2 Brings Fix For Mixed VRR/Non-VRR Multi-Monitor Setups   X.Org   2021-10-14
X.Org Modesetting Driver Will Now Better Handle Multi-Montior Mixed-VRR Setups   X.Org   2021-10-08
X.Org Server 21.1 RC1 Released With VRR Support For Modesetting Driver, Other Features   X.Org   2021-09-21
xf86-video-amdgpu 21.0.0 Released For Radeon Linux Users Still On X.Org   Radeon   2021-07-30
X.Org Server 21.1 Development Snapshot Released   X.Org   2021-07-05
XWayland 21.1 Release Candidate Offers Split From The X.Org Server   X.Org   2021-02-17
Nouveau X.Org Driver Sees First Release In Two Years   NVIDIA   2021-01-23
The xf86-video-intel Zombie Driver Finally Flips On TearFree To Avoid Tearing   Intel   2020-12-18
It's Time To Admit It: The X.Org Server Is Abandonware   X.Org   2020-10-25
Intel Sends Linux Kernel Patches For VRR / Adaptive-Sync Enablement   Intel   2020-10-22
Intel Lands Adaptive-Sync/VRR Into Modesetting X.Org Driver   Intel   2020-09-08
X.Org Server 1.20.9 Released With Numerous XWayland Fixes   X.Org   2020-08-26
Intel Developer Posts Latest Patch For Variable Refresh Rate Within X.Org Modesetting   X.Org   2020-06-11
Adaptive-Sync/VRR Seeing Port To xf86-video-modesetting Driver   X.Org   2020-05-25
X.Org Server 1.20.8 Released With No Sign Of GLAMOR/XWayland-Improved X.Org Server 1.21   X.Org   2020-03-30
X.Org Server 1.20.7 Released With A Handful Of Fixes For GLAMOR + Modesetting   X.Org   2020-01-14
X.Org Server Development Hits A Nearly Two Decade Low   X.Org   2020-01-04
Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 20 Released To Ring In The New Year, Free Of 32-Bit Support   Operating Systems   2019-12-27
Debian's Excitement In The 2010s From Big Releases To Systemd Usage To Powering SteamOS   Operating Systems   2019-12-27
xf86-video-ati 19.1 Released With Crash & Hang Fixes   X.Org   2019-10-15
xf86-video-amdgpu 19.1 Delivers A Batch Of Fixes   X.Org   2019-10-12
Intel's SNA 2D Acceleration Code Sees Rare Activity   Intel   2019-09-29
XWayland Sees Updated Protocol Support To Help WLROOTS & KDE   X.Org   2019-09-05
X.Org's Modesetting Driver Flips Off Atomic By Default   X.Org   2019-09-04
The Process For Eventually Releasing X.Org Server 1.21   X.Org   2019-05-15
Linux 5.1 Encounters "Regression Special" For Intel & VirtIO DRM Drivers   Linux Kernel   2019-04-24
GLAMOR Sees More Improvements For What Will Eventually Be X.Org Server 1.21   X.Org   2019-04-18
xf86-video-ati / xf86-video-amdgpu 19.0.1 Released To Better Deal With DP MST Displays   Radeon   2019-03-19
Radeon/AMDGPU X.Org Drivers Add TILE Property Support For Tiled Monitors   Radeon   2019-03-14
Enabling AMD Radeon FreeSync On Linux 5.0   Radeon   2019-03-04
The xf86-video-ati X.Org Driver Receives Some EOY Updates Ported From AMDGPU   Radeon   2018-12-25
AMDGPU X.Org 18.1 Driver Released With RandR Leasing, Updates For DC Functionality   Radeon   2018-09-14
X.Org Server 1.20.1 Released With Many Bug Fixes   X.Org   2018-08-07
X.Org Server 1.20 Branch Created, Latest EGLStreams Patches Added   X.Org   2018-08-05
Pre-AMDGPU xf86-video-ati X.Org Driver Sees A Round Of Improvements   Radeon   2018-07-11
RandR Lease Support Appears Ready For AMDGPU X.Org Driver   Radeon   2018-07-07
X.Org Server 1.21 Opens For Development   X.Org   2018-05-14
Several DDX Drivers Aren't Yet Ready For X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   2018-05-12
The Shiny New Features Of X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   2018-05-03
X.Org Server 1.20 Git Corrects DRI3 Fallout For Non-Modesetting DDX Drivers   X.Org   2018-04-25
Intel 2018Q1 Graphics Stack Recipe   Intel   2018-04-22
X.Org Server 1.20 Release Candidate 3 Arrives   X.Org   2018-04-02
X.Org Server 1.20 RC2 Released With DRI3 v1.2, Per-Window Flipping For XWayland   X.Org   2018-03-28
DRI3 v1.2 Lands In X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   2018-03-05
RandR Leases Support For AMDGPU DDX Driver   X.Org   2018-03-03
AMDGPU 18.0 X.Org Driver Released   Radeon   2018-03-02
A Look At The Many Features To X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   2018-02-28
GLAMOR & xf86-video-modesetting Get Deep Color Support In X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   2018-02-27
VESA X.Org Driver Sees First Update In Three Years   X.Org   2018-02-17
Intel 2017Q4 Graphics Stack Recipe Released   Intel   2018-02-14
X.Org Server Patches Updated For Non-Desktop & Lease Handling   X.Org   2018-02-12
Linux Graphics Trends Over The Past Five Years   Hardware   2018-01-13
xf86-video-intel Gets Coffee Lake Support   Intel   2018-01-11
Nouveau Persevered In 2017 For Open-Source NVIDIA But 2018 Could Be Much Better   Nouveau   2017-12-31
Intel's Linux & Open-Source Advancements In 2017   Intel   2017-12-27
Fedora Linux Had Another Innovative Year   Fedora   2017-12-15
Even With Wayland Around, X.Org Had A Busy 2017   X.Org   2017-12-11
X.Org Server Patches Updated For Non-Desktop & Leases To Better VR HMD Support   X.Org   2017-12-08
2017 Has Been The First Year In A Decade Without A Major X.Org Server Update   X.Org   2017-12-05
Intel 2017Q3 Graphics Stack Recipe Released   Intel   2017-11-19
DRI3 v1.1 & DRI3 v1.2 Patches Revised   X.Org   2017-11-07
X.Org Server 1.19.4 Released   X.Org   2017-10-04
X.Org Server 1.20 Expected Around January With New Features   X.Org   2017-09-23
Radeon X.Org Driver Gets Fixed Up To Always Allow Page-Flipping With TearFree   Radeon   2017-08-17
Nouveau 1.0.15 X.Org Driver Released With Pascal Support   Nouveau   2017-04-22
Nouveau 1.0.14 Released With GM10x/GM20x Accelerated Support   Nouveau   2017-03-07
Phoronix Test Suite 7.0 M2 Now Available For Open-Source Benchmarking   Phoronix Test Suite   2017-01-23
Fedora Switching Away From Intel X.Org DDX Driver   Fedora   2017-01-10
AMD Developer Posts X.Org Modesetting "MS_ALL_IN_ONE" Patches   X.Org   2017-01-06
The Open-Source / Linux Letdowns Of 2016   Free Software   2017-01-01
Intel Iris Pro OpenGL Benchmarks On Debian 9 Testing   Debian   2017-01-01
X.Org Server Development Continues Trending Quite Low   X.Org   2016-12-27
Amlogic Meson VPU DRM Driver In The Works   Linux Kernel   2016-12-01
X.Org Server 1.20 "Shrimp & Grits" Open For Development   X.Org   2016-11-18
Freedreno Encouraging Users To Switch To Modesetting X.Org Driver   X.Org   2016-11-16
Fedora 25's Hybrid Graphics Improvements, To Support NVIDIA Wayland EGLStreams   Fedora   2016-11-01
NVIDIA Maxwell Support Patches For The Nouveau X.Org Driver   Nouveau   2016-10-27
Nouveau 1.0.13 X.Org Driver Released   Nouveau   2016-09-22
Modesetting, PRIME Cursor Improvements Land In X.Org Server   X.Org   2016-09-13
DRI2 Page-Flipping Patches For The Generic Modesetting DDX   X.Org   2016-08-18
Intel's X.Org Driver Still Being Developed, No Sign Of 3.0 Released   Intel   2016-08-02
Ubuntu & Debian Abandon Intel X.Org Driver For Most Hardware, Moves To Modesetting DDX   Debian   2016-07-23
X.Org Server 1.18.4 Released With XWayland / GLAMOR / Modesetting Improvements   X.Org   2016-07-19
Intel SNA vs. Modesetting GLAMOR - DDX Benchmarks   Intel   2016-05-20
AMD Unleashes Initial AMDGPU Driver Support For GCN 1.0 / Southern Islands GPUs   Radeon   2016-05-13
GLAMOR vs. EXA 2D Radeon Performance On X.Org Server 1.18.3 / Ubuntu 16.04   X.Org   2016-04-24
Radeon vs. Modesetting DDX Driver Performance On Ubuntu 16.04   Ubuntu   2016-04-23
NVIDIA Sends Out Fifth Version Of PRIME Synchronization Patches   NVIDIA   2016-04-14
Nouveau vs. Modesetting X.Org Drivers For Open-Source NVIDIA Users   Nouveau   2016-04-06
X.Org Server 1.18 Makes It For Ubuntu 16.04   X.Org   2016-03-10
AMDGPU's xf86-video-amdgpu vs. Mode-Setting DDX Performance   X.Org   2016-02-14
Nouveau 1.0.12 DDX Driver Brings Fixes, Good DRI3 Support   Nouveau   2015-12-08
AMDGPU 1.0 DDX Driver Released   Radeon   2015-11-22
Raspberry Pi KMS Driver Updated   Raspberry Pi   2015-10-10
Keith Packard Talks About Sustaining X11's Development   X.Org   2015-09-18
Nouveau X.Org Driver Drops GLAMOR Support   NVIDIA   2015-09-13
Raspberry Pi KMS-Only, No-3D Driver Under Review   Raspberry Pi   2015-08-13
Zaphod Support For The X.Org Mode-Setting Driver   X.Org   2015-08-06
Nouveau X.Org Driver To Drop Maxwell & GLAMOR Support   Nouveau   2015-07-17
PRIME, Mode-Setting Driver Improvements Yield Better USB Graphics Support   X.Org   2015-06-20
More PRIME Features May Be Coming For X.Org Server 1.18   X.Org   2015-06-14
The New DRM Graphics Drivers For Linux 4.2: AMDGPU & VirtIO   Linux Kernel   2015-06-06
VirtIO GPU Driver Looks To Be Added To Linux 4.2 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2015-06-03
Intel Works On Page-Flipping For The Mode-Setting Driver   X.Org   2015-04-22
Red Hat Is Rolling Out A VirtIO DRM/KMS GPU Driver   Red Hat   2015-03-24
X.Org Server 1.17 Officially Released   X.Org   2015-02-04
Libinput Looks To Dominate On Both X11 & Wayland   X.Org   2015-02-04
X.Org Server 1.17 Pre-Release "TimTam" Is Out   X.Org   2015-01-23
Linux.Conf.Au 2015 Kicks Off In Auckland   Linux Events   2015-01-12
X.Org Server 1.17 Should Ship Soon, X.Org Server 1.18 Likely To Be A Quicker Cycle   X.Org   2015-01-05
X.Org Server Saw More Code In 2014 Than 2013, But Its Heydays Are Over   X.Org   2015-01-03
X.Org & Wayland Can Both Co-Exist & Continue Marching Forward   Wayland   2014-12-28
Mode-Setting Driver Now Supports VBlanks With Present   X.Org   2014-12-26
VC4 Gallium3D Adds DMA-BUF Support, Yields Working DRI3   Mesa   2014-12-18
Radeon vs. Modesetting DDX Performance Comparison   X.Org   2014-12-17
X-Video Support For The Mode-Setting DDX Driver   X.Org   2014-12-15
X.Org Server 1.17 ABI Bumped   X.Org   2014-10-30
X.Org Server 1.17 RC1 Released, Exciting For GLAMOR & Modesetting   X.Org   2014-10-29
DRI2 Support Proposed For The Generic Mode-Setting Driver   X.Org   2014-10-27
NVIDIA Presents Its Driver Plans To Support Mir/Wayland & KMS On Linux   NVIDIA   2014-10-10
xf86-video-modesetting Gets The GLAMOR Treatment   X.Org   2014-10-09
The KMS Mode-Setting Driver Was Imported For X.Org Server 1.17   X.Org   2014-09-17
X.Org Server 1.17 Likely To Have Built-In KMS Modesetting Driver   X.Org   2014-09-12
VC4 Gallium3D Driver Now Handles X With GLAMOR   X.Org   2014-08-22
Freedreno Driver Now Supports Server Managed FDs, Automatic Config   X.Org   2014-07-14
X.Org's Generic Mode-Setting Driver Updated   X.Org   2014-06-26
Fedora Rawhide Can Now Run The X.Org Server Without Root Rights   X.Org   2014-06-16
xf86-video-modesetting Now Supports Server-Managed FDs   X.Org   2014-04-28
SimpleDRM Will Likely Be Merged In Linux 3.15   Linux Kernel   2014-03-16
SimpleDRM Driver Gets A Major Rewrite   Linux Kernel   2014-01-23
The DRM/KMS Drivers In The Linux 3.13 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2013-12-02
Xorg State Tracker Gets Stripped From Mesa   Mesa   2013-11-07
Five Years Later, Intel Poulsbo Is Still A Linux Mess   Intel   2013-03-15
NVIDIA Continues Backing Open-Source Tegra Driver   NVIDIA   2013-02-03
Mode-Setting Driver Now Supports Virtual Connectors   X.Org   2013-01-09
Phoronix Test Suite 4.2-Randaberg Officially Released   Phoronix Test Suite   2012-12-20
What's Holding Up The Free NVIDIA Tegra Driver   Nouveau   2012-12-16
DRM Library Gets Open-Source NVIDIA Tegra Support   Nouveau   2012-12-04
NVIDIA Still Working On Open-Source For Tegra Driver   NVIDIA   2012-11-25
Phoronix Test Suite 4.2-Randaberg Hits Final Milestone   Phoronix Test Suite   2012-11-22
VIA Kernel Mode-Setting Still Not Ready For Mainline   X.Org   2012-11-11
Mode-Setting Driver Can Now Be An Output Slave   X.Org   2012-09-14
DisplayLink USB GPU Hot-Plugging On Linux   Free Software   2012-07-10
Old X Drivers Get Updated, GPU Hot-Plug Refreshed   Hardware   2012-07-02
X.Org 7.8 Will Not Come For A While   X.Org   2012-06-16
DRM Changes In Linux 3.5 Are Huge   Linux Kernel   2012-05-29