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Re: [opensuse-factory] Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) for openSUSE.
  • From: Petr Baudis <pasky@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 15:23:54 +0100
  • Message-id: <20091203142353.GC31833@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Thanks for the detailed writeup.

On Thu, Dec 03, 2009 at 02:38:29PM +0100, Egbert Eich wrote:
KMS is integrated in the DRM drivers.
In the near future most graphics driver will switch to KMS:
- Intel already ships a fully working KMS driver. Future Intel chipsets will
be supported by the KMS driver only.
- KMS in the Radeon DRM driver is still work in progress but it is already
working well on some chipsets.
- Noveau is relying heavily on KMS for their free 3D driver for NVIDIA
The proprietary ATI and NVIDIA drivers are unlikely to switch to KMS in the
near future.

AIUI, if someone wants to use the proprietary driver, it is enough
that the package adds nomodeset boot option to bootloader configuration
and the drivers should continue to work just fine? (I'm no fan, but on
few machines I need 3D on ATI...)


Petr "Pasky" Baudis
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