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Server Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) Drivers

Many servers ship with only basic GPU hardware. Despite the basic nature of such hardware a fully fledged X.org driver has historically still been required to manage it. Fedora 18 introduces Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) drivers which provide enhanced support for GPUs common in servers. Users of these GPUs are now able to utilize the additional features provided by KMS drivers, including enhanced graphics in virtual consoles. Chipsets supported by these new KMS drivers include AST and MGA-based ServerEngines.


Hot Plug Support for GPUs

The X.org server has been rewritten to support hot plugging and unplugging of GPUs. Specifically, this allows Fedora to provide better support for USB connected graphics devices exposed by many modern systems and laptop docking stations.


Packages

xorg-x11-server-Xorg

Xorg X server

 Old Version: 1.12.0 -> New Version: 1.12.99.904

Project site: (http://www.x.org)


mesa-dri-drivers

Mesa-based DRI drivers

 Old Version: 8.0.2 -> New Version: 8.1

Project site: (http://www.mesa3d.org)


xorg-x11-drv-ast

Xorg X11 ast video driver

 Old Version: 0.93.9 -> New Version: 0.97.0

Project site: (http://www.x.org)


xorg-x11-drv-ati

Xorg X11 ati video driver

 Old Version: 6.14.4 -> New Version: 7.0.0

Project site: (http://www.x.org)


xorg-x11-drv-cirrus

Xorg X11 cirrus video driver

 Old Version: 1.3.2 -> New Version: 1.5.1

Project site: (http://www.x.org)

xorg-x11-drv-evdev

Xorg X11 evdev input driver

 Old Version: 2.7.0 -> New Version: 2.7.3

Project site: (http://www.x.org)


xorg-x11-drv-fbdev

Xorg X11 fbdev video driver

 Old Version: 0.4.2 -> New Version: 0.4.3

Project site: (http://www.x.org)

xorg-x11-drv-intel

Xorg X11 Intel video driver

 Old Version: 2.19.0 -> New Version: 2.20.2

Project site: (http://www.x.org)


xorg-x11-drv-mga

Xorg X11 mga video driver

 Old Version: 1.4.13 -> New Version: 1.6.1

Project site: (http://www.x.org)


xorg-x11-drv-nouveau

Xorg X11 nouveau video driver for NVIDIA graphics chipsets

 Old Version: 0.0.16 -> New Version: 1.0.1

Project site: (http://www.x.org)


xorg-x11-drv-openchrome

Xorg X11 openchrome video driver

 Old Version: 0.2.905 -> New Version: 0.3.0

Project site: (http://www.openchrome.org)


xorg-x11-drv-vesa

Xorg X11 vesa video driver

 Old Version: 2.3.0 -> New Version: 2.3.2

Project site: (http://www.x.org)