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Graphics Virtualization Linux Build Hardware

Experimental Virtual Graphics Port Support For Linux 74

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the it's-like-we-live-in-the-future dept.
With his first accepted submission, billakay writes "A recently open-sourced experimental Linux infrastructure created by Bell Labs researchers allows 3D rendering to be performed on a GPU and displayed on other devices, including DisplayLink dongles. The system accomplishes this by essentially creating 'Virtual CRTCs', or virtual display output controllers, and allowing arbitrary devices to appear as extra ports on a graphics card." The code and instructions are at GitHub. This may also be the beginning of good news for people with MUX-less dual-GPU laptops that are currently unsupported.
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Experimental Virtual Graphics Port Support For Linux

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  • by justforgetme (1814588) on Tuesday November 08, 2011 @01:01AM (#37982420) Homepage

    no,no "work" is not the word you are looking for when describing pulse audio.

    I had a nightmare last night that PA was keeping ALSA captive demanding the
    release of 1000000 CPU cycles the system was keeping for thread scheduling.
    In the end we used an SCSI driver to nuke the damn thing to /dev/null using
    an NPTL.
    Unfortunately when we stormed the desolated daemon we found out the cruel
    things it had been doing to ALSA all along, leaving it a mutated and deformed
    carcass. /dev/rand spoke a few words about it's former beauty.
    I'm telling you it was rough times.

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