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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 2) - Graphics

Nov 13, 2009, 17:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"As usual at this point in the development cycle, mostly minor patches have been merged over the past few days to avoid making changes that might introduce new bugs in the three to six weeks that remain until the final release of Linux 2.6.32.

"Having looked at the network subsystem changes in the previous issue, the Kernel Log will now discuss the most important advancements in the field of graphics hardware support. Some of these changes have probably been eagerly awaited by many users since AMD resumed closer cooperation with the open source developers. 3D and KMS for Radeon

"The kernel and its Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) will now offer 3D support and kernel-based mode setting (KMS) for AMD's series R600 and R700 GPUs. These are used in the Radeon series 2000, 3000 and 4000 models – which includes most of the Radeon graphics cards sold in the past couple of years as well as various AMD series 700 motherboard chip-sets."

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