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    Default Another New KMS Graphics Driver Tips Up

    Phoronix: Another New KMS Graphics Driver Tips Up

    Another new open-source KMS (kernel mode-setting) kernel graphics driver has tipped-up. This time it's for.....

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5Mjk

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    Quote Originally Posted by asdx View Post
    Great, KMS rocks. Can't wait for Wayland and KDE to work on Wayland now.
    I think you mean Gnome & KDE on Wayland.

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    Does David ever sleep? You're absolutely amazing! Go team!

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    Poor journalism.

    The open-source driver itself is based upon the design of the AST driver along with earlier work done by Matthew Garrett.
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    Dave wrote the AST driver as well. The G200 driver is based on the Matthew Garret's Cirrus KMS driver for QEMU. The Cirrus driver is based on my GLINT KMS driver, so the G200 driver is as well.

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    Default 14-year-old graphics card

    Wow, the G200 is a 14-year-old graphics card and its seeing new device driver development work in the open source community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Wow, the G200 is a 14-year-old graphics card and its seeing new device driver development work in the open source community.
    Yes, because it's embedded in recent servers (for some reason).

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Wow, the G200 is a 14-year-old graphics card and its seeing new device driver development work in the open source community.
    I wish we could say that for all these chips around... I wonder what that driver actually does and if Matrox ever published enough docs to do more than modesetting. Anyway, havin KMS-drivers is always a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Wow, the G200 is a 14-year-old graphics card and its seeing new device driver development work in the open source community.
    If you read the article of course you'd realise it isn't a 14-year old GPU, in fact they have released 6 server variants over the past 5-6 years integerated into remote management consoles in servers.

    So these chips are being sold in major quantities and in fact for RHEL we'd have more installs on these and radeon RN50s than anything else I'd guess.

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattst88 View Post
    Poor journalism.

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    Dave wrote the AST driver as well. The G200 driver is based on the Matthew Garret's Cirrus KMS driver for QEMU. The Cirrus driver is based on my GLINT KMS driver, so the G200 driver is as well.

    Well its bits of both really.

    I wrote AST, then took the MGA and next cirrus code from mjg based on your code, I then transmuted them and caluclated their load bearing tangents. (Sorry watching peppa pig), I then remodeled the mga/cirrus code to look like my AST code and used the same memory management scheme as my AST code, so all 3 drivers nearly look the same apart from the crtc mode setting and gpu init functions :-)

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