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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.34 (Part 3) - Graphics

May 08, 2010, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)


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"The AMD and Intel graphics drivers now support a wider range of chips and make better use of power saving features on the older chips. A major revamp of the recently introduced KMS driver for NVIDIA graphics hardware means that the Nouveau driver for X.org will in future make use of kernel-based mode setting.

"Having renamed Linux kernel 2.6.34-rc5 Sheep on Meth, late last week Linus Torvalds released the sixth pre-release version of Linux 2.6.34. The rate and scope of changes is, as usual at this stage in the development cycle, slowly declining, but, apart from a vague suggestion that 2.6.34 is close to completion, Torvalds has given no indication of when it will be released – expectations are that it will be out in one to three weeks.

"The Kernel Log will continue its reporting on the changes in 2.6.34 – this article, Part 3 in the "Coming in 2.6.34" series looks at changes to the code for supporting graphics hardware. Parts one and two were devoted to the major changes in the network support and file system fields."

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