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Thread: Linux 3.6-rc2 Kernel Released: Ignoring The Big & Scary

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    Default Linux 3.6-rc2 Kernel Released: Ignoring The Big & Scary

    Phoronix: Linux 3.6-rc2 Kernel Released: Ignoring The Big & Scary

    Linus Torvalds put out the second release candidate for the Linux 3.6 kernel after allowing two weeks for its development but ignoring the "unnecessarily big and scary" changes...

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    If You guys didn't notice there one nice one that has made it in

    drm/radeon/kms: add MSAA texture support for r600-evergreen

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    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


    This also looks like it might fix the broken display on the retina MacBook Pro.From the changelog:

    Merge branch 'drm-intel-fixes' of git:// into drm-fixes

    Daniel Vetter writes:

    "A few important fixers:
    - make the retina mbp work (ignore bogus edp bpc value in vbt)


    author Daniel Vetter
    Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:10:20 +0000 (11:10 +0200)
    committer Daniel Vetter
    Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:42:52 +0000 (21:42 +0200)
    commit 4344b813f105a19f793f1fd93ad775b784648b95
    tree f134624a5e29ba31044ae0a9997f274426774531
    parent 770c12312ad617172b1a65b911d3e6564fc5aca8

    drm/i915: ignore eDP bpc settings from vbt

    This has originally been introduced to not oversubscribe the dp links

    commit 885a5fb5b120a5c7e0b3baad7b0feb5a89f76c18
    Author: Zhenyu Wang
    Date: Tue Jan 12 05:38:31 2010 +0800

    drm/i915: fix pixel color depth setting on eDP

    Since then we've fixed up the dp link bandwidth calculation code and
    should now automatically fall back to 6bpc dithering. So this is

    Furthermore it seems to break the new MacbookPro with retina display,
    hence let's just rip this out.

    Reported-by: Benoit Gschwind
    Cc: Benoit Gschwind
    Cc: Francois Rigaut
    Cc: Greg KH
    Cc: [email protected]
    Tested-by: Benoit Gschwind
    Tested-by: Bernhard Froemel
    Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter


    Testing feedback highgly welcome, and thanks for Benoit for finding
    out that the bpc computations are busted.

    And best of all, this has been cc'd to stable, so it will almost certainly turn up in the 3.5 kernel series soon.

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    Mar 2011


    do You guys know if those patches for Intel have made it in for these or any previous kernel?

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