Intel graphics framebuffer driver

Greg KH greg at
Sun Mar 22 22:46:43 UTC 2009

On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 11:56:23PM +0200, Sergey Kvachonok wrote:
> > Why not work with the i915drm developers to provide those missing features?  That way everyone benifits.
> That's not the issue.  i915 already has all the features I need, and
> it's actively maintained by X11 developers.  I got involved because
> intelfb was abandoned for many years, and would never do this if I
> knew somebody else is working on this problem.
> It's just that there exists such a thing as intelfb2, and some users
> find it more functional at present, so I'm asked to send it somewhere.

Why not let those who are asking do this work :)

> I don't really want learning and changing their code, because
> everything is already working fine for me, and the drm-based solution
> would have been ok too, if only I were more patient.
> So I'm asking what to do with the code that already exists.

Take the functionality that is in the fb2 code and merge it with the
upstream kernel versions?  I'm confused as to why this isn't an option.


greg k-h

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