"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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