Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Sep 2009 22:29 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux Open source 3D graphics drivers for ATI R600 garphics cards has been submitted to the kernel-next tree for possible inclusion in the Linux kernel 2.6.32. "David Airlie has pushed a horde of new code into his drm-next Git tree, which is what will get pulled into the Linux 2.6.32 kernel once the merge window is open. Most prominently, this new DRM code brings support for kernel mode-setting with R600 class hardware as well as 3D support."
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RE: Just on KMS support
by Ford Prefect on Thu 10th Sep 2009 17:19 UTC in reply to "Just on KMS support"
Ford Prefect
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Typically, it is only X that crashes. And when X crashes, it will always take your whole X session with it. And programs connected to the X server from elsewhere will happily die with SIGPIPE or whatever as they lose their connection.

Apart from that, yes, this is a great and important step for the Linux based desktop.

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