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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 Thursday April 06 2017, @08:32AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 06 2017, @08:32AM (#489570)

    > Hooray! This ONE brown girl proved once and for all that racism and misogyny has been eradicated from the tech sector!

    Funny, because I'm pretty sure I didn't say that. I was mocking the claim that racism/misogyny is inherent to tech (and thus, pervasive, happens to everyone of the affected groups). That doesn't require me to claim that there is none at all. Perhaps, and this is a bit crazy so bear with me.. I don't believe either of these extreme claims?


    > Why did that even cross your mind?

    I just checked down the list of oppressed groups and mentioned the ones I figured she could claim to be in. Pretty simple..

  • (Score: 2) by LoRdTAW on Thursday April 06 2017, @11:59AM

    by LoRdTAW (3755) on Thursday April 06 2017, @11:59AM (#489616) Journal

    This was an article about a kernel patch. It had nothing to do with who submitted it.