Kernel Mode Settings Strategy

Registered by Andy Whitcroft on 2009-11-09

Review of the strategy for KMS for Lucid. What is gong to be possible to enable. We are expecting radeon to generally be KMS aware by this time, a review of the Nouveau position may be in order.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Pete Graner
Priority:
Essential
Drafter:
Steve Conklin
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Steve Conklin
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for lucid
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon lucid-alpha-3
Started by
Pete Graner on 2009-11-10
Completed by
Robbie Williamson on 2010-05-19

Whiteboard

Status:
Review of the strategy for KMS for Lucid. What is gong to be possible to enable. We are expecting radeon to generally be KMS aware by this time, a review of the Nouveau position may be in order. General decision was to enable Radeon immediatly and to pull in and enable Nouveau ASAP. Review of Nouveau shows it to need the latest and greatest drm-next stack some 2.9MB currently. This seems most appropriate for a separate linux-backbackports-modules-nouveau style package. After testing and much upstream discussion it seems that we need to backport 2.6.33 DRM to our kernel en-toto to get a supportable platform.

Work Items lucid-alpha-1:
Review enabling KMS for Radeon chipsets:DONE
Review Nouveau KMS status:DONE

Work Items lucid-alpha-2:
[apw] Enable KMS Radeon immediatly after Alpha-1:DONE
c-o-d kernels for drm-intel tree:DONE
c-o-d kernels for drm-2.6 tree:DONE
[sconklin] Review Nouveau in Fedora-12: DONE

Work Items lucid-alpha-3:
[apw] Pull-in and enable Nouveau (as lbm-nouveau):DONE

Work Items ubuntu-10.04-beta-1:
[apw] Investigate full 2.6.33 drm backport combination:DONE
[apw] Pull in v2.6.33 drm stack:DONE
[apw] Investigate per device nomodeset override:DONE

Work Items ubuntu-10.04-beta-2:
[apw] Investigate per output mode selection override:DONE

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Work Items