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posted by martyb on Wednesday April 05 2017, @11:33AM   Printer-friendly
from the coding-skills-on-display dept.

LinuxGizmos has an interesting article on how an Intel Engineer fixed up Linux's DisplayPort compliance, and got the kernel patch moved upstream.

At ELC 2017, Intel's Manasi Navare described how she patched Linux 4.12 for true DisplayPort compliance, and offered tips on pushing patches upstream.

If you've ever hooked up a Linux computer to a DisplayPort monitor and encountered only a flickering or blank screen, we've got good news for you. A graphics kernel developer at Intel's Open Source Technology Center has solved the problem with a patch that will go into Linux Kernel 4.12. Manasi Navare's patch modifies Atomic Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) technology to gracefully drop down to a lower resolution to display the image.

"Someone had to fix this problem, so I said okay, I have the knowledge and I have the community to help me," said Navare at the recent Embedded Linux Conference.

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  • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Wednesday April 05 2017, @06:03PM (1 child)

    by DeathMonkey (1380) on Wednesday April 05 2017, @06:03PM (#489248) Journal

    Or, maybe she succeeded despite all that. It's pure conjecture either way.

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   2  
  • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by kurenai.tsubasa on Wednesday April 05 2017, @06:38PM

    by kurenai.tsubasa (5227) on Wednesday April 05 2017, @06:38PM (#489275) Journal

    Exactly! Does Navare understand just how much damage she's done to the Misogynerd Narrative by focusing on her accomplishments?! We've got an AC modded to +4 because she didn't throw her hands up and scream sexual harassment the first question or concern some inferior assigned male scum dared to rape her with!