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== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
* Targeted release: [[Releases/18 | Fedora 18 ]]  
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* Targeted release: [[Releases/18 | Fedora 19 ]]  
 
* Last updated: 25-July-2012
 
* Last updated: 25-July-2012
 
* Percentage of completion: 100%
 
* Percentage of completion: 100%
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== Scope ==
 
== Scope ==
 
Re-write the X server to support GPU hotplugging. - done
 
Re-write the X server to support GPU hotplugging. - done
Port drivers to new X server interfaces. - 50% done
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Port drivers to new X server interfaces. - done
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Write a KMS driver for displaylink devices. - done
 
Write a KMS driver for displaylink devices. - done
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Write a generic X.org KMS driver with hotplug support. - done
 
Write a generic X.org KMS driver with hotplug support. - done
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Implement some DE support for it. - TODO (optional).
 
Implement some DE support for it. - TODO (optional).
  
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* Fedora 18 adds support for using USB graphics adapters to extend the current desktop. Supported adapters are displaylink based ones.
  
 
== Comments and Discussion ==
 
== Comments and Discussion ==

Revision as of 20:47, 19 February 2013


Contents

Graphics Hotplug

Summary

Provide support for hotplugging USB devices and having the desktop expand onto them and work efficiently.

Owner

  • Email: <airlied@redhat.com>

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 19
  • Last updated: 25-July-2012
  • Percentage of completion: 100%


Detailed Description

Currently when you plug a USB graphics adapter into a system, nothing interesting occurs. These USB devices are being used in more docks and systems going forward. We need to provide a better experience for users.


Benefit to Fedora

Proper support for a current technology.

Scope

Re-write the X server to support GPU hotplugging. - done

Port drivers to new X server interfaces. - done

Write a KMS driver for displaylink devices. - done

Write a generic X.org KMS driver with hotplug support. - done

Implement some DE support for it. - TODO (optional).

How To Test

Own the USB displaylink hardware. Plug it in, see if the desktop expands or if you can control the desktop via the gnome panels.

User Experience

Just works.

Dependencies

None

Contingency Plan

Do nothing.

Documentation

None

Release Notes

  • Fedora 18 adds support for using USB graphics adapters to extend the current desktop. Supported adapters are displaylink based ones.

Comments and Discussion