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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 05 2017, @08:14PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 05 2017, @08:14PM (#489319)

    "Also, why lump "white and Asian" together?"

    Because Asian and European cultures are the hardest-working, most empirically, statistically, and demonstrably successful cultures on the planet who do not have obsessive victim complexes.

    Exemplia gratis, nobody cares that the Chinese were slaves, because they do not bitch about it.
    Nobody cares that the Japanese in the US were thrown into camps, because they do not bitch about it.
    Nobody cares that millions more Russians were exterminated than anyone else in WWII, because they do not bitch about it.

    Etc., etc. Whoops - guess reality is racist, better double up on my daily dose of cognitive dissonance and white guilt.