LCA: Updates on the X Window System
Posted Jan 23, 2007 6:51 UTC (Tue) by keithp
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Intel chips have some outputs built-in and rely on external chips for other outputs. G965 has only VGA built-in, and relies on SDVO for DVI and TV-out. Mobile chips (915GM, 945GM) have built-in LVDS and TV out as well, so there's no external chip driver needed for most operations.
The Intel driver has relied for far too long on BIOS-based modesetting, and after I joined Intel, replacing that became our highest priority. While initial support for LVDS and VGA was running early last year, getting the remaining outputs working correctly has taken a long time. Of course, all of that would have been a lot easier if we hadn't also been working on RandR 1.2 at the same time.
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