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The Linux 2.6.36 Kernel Will Have Some Fun DRM

Aug 05, 2010, 20:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"Now that the Linux 2.6.35 kernel was released a few days ago, Linus Torvalds has begun pulling in new code for the Linux 2.6.36 kernel as the various developers begin submitting pull requests of their new work. Dave Airlie, the maintainer of the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) code in the Linux kernel, overnight sent in his first Git pull request of his DRM tree. This pull request brings many new features for Intel, ATI, and NVIDIA/Nouveau graphics hardware.

"The main feature of the Intel DRM in the Linux 2.6.35 kernel was H.264 VA-API decoding support with Intel's newest graphics processors. The Linux 2.6.36 kernel should bring in greater eDP support, various patches all over, and tracepoints support for page-flipping and vblank support."

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