Features/GraphicsHotplug

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* Targeted release: [[Releases/18 | Fedora 18 ]]  
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* Last updated: 25-July-2012
 
* Last updated: 25-July-2012
 
* Percentage of completion: 100%
 
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[edit] Graphics Hotplug

[edit] Summary

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

[edit] Owner

  • Email: <airlied@redhat.com>

[edit] Current status

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


[edit] 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.


[edit] Benefit to Fedora

Proper support for a current technology.

[edit] 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).

[edit] 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.

[edit] User Experience

Just works.

[edit] Dependencies

None

[edit] Contingency Plan

Do nothing.

[edit] Documentation

None

[edit] Release Notes

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

[edit] Comments and Discussion