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What's the difference between DRM and a graphics driver?

I'm trying to understand what the difference is between DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) and a graphics driver, such as AMD or Nvidia GPU drivers. Reading the DRM wiki[1], it seems to me like DRM is ...
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Which distros build the kernel with amdgpu southern islands support enabled?

Are there any linux distributions that ship with kernels all ready built with CONFIG_DRM_AMDGPU_SI=Y? Mainly I would rather not attempt to compile a kernel at the moment and I have a spare partition ...
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How can I get my framebuffer console working?

I have an Apple MacBook that is running a Linux From Scratch system that I have built. It is a minimal system, just booting into a bash prompt, with no X Window System installed. The graphics chip is ...
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Possibilty of DisplayPort over PCIe

I'm trying to figure out if it would be possible to add a DisplayPort to my Linux PC using a PCIe slot. I have found cards like http://www.ebay.com/itm/PCI-E-1x-Express-to-USB-3-1-Type-C-Dual-Port-...
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Virtualbox and GPU Pass-trough: Device with host PCI address already attached to this VM

I have server with several GPUs. My idea is to attach them to different VMs in order to use that VMs in CUDA (or OpenCL) calculations. My setup: CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2670 GPUs: 1 x Radeon HD 7970 $ ...
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Is mainline Linux kernel capable of GPGPU programming?

Is there general purpose GPU support in the Linux kernel? Let me explain in more details since it's too broad of a topic. By the word "capable" I mean native support. That crosses out OpenGL AND ...