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Video cards, Linux display drivers and the Kernel Graphics Interface (KGI).

Held in MC4045, on 2002-10-08, at 4:30PM.


Linux has proven itself as a reliable operating system but arguably, it still lacks in support of high performance graphics acceleration. This talk will describe basic components of a PC video card and the design and limitations the current Linux display driver architecture. Finally a an overview of a new architecture, the Kernel Graphics Interface (KGI), will be given. KGI attempts to solve the shortcomings of the current design, and provide a lightweight and portable interface to the display subsystem.