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Friday, May 31 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Why and How to use KMS as Your Userspace Display API of Choice - Laurent Pinchart, Ideas on board SPRL

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Frame Buffer Device (FBDEV) has been the dominant embedded Linux display API for more than a decade. The tide is turning and Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) is now challenging that dominant position with major embedded vendors adopting KMS as their display API of choice.

Discover in this talk all an application developer should know about KMS. We will go through the KMS API, explain why it will replace FBDEV, and then study how to use KMS in applications and libraries. You will learn how to transition from FBDEV to KMS based on real examples.

The talk targets userspace developers who want to understand why and how to use KMS, either when developing new projects or migrating existing FBDEV code. The discussion will primarly focus on embedded applications and frameworks using the frame buffer device directly, without X or Wayland.

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Laurent Pinchart

Founder & Owner, Ideas on Board
Laurent Pinchart has been a Linux kernel developer since 2001. He has written media-related Linux drivers for consumer and embedded devices and is one of the V4L core developers. Laurent is the founder and owner of Ideas on board, a company specialized in embedded Linux design and... Read More →

Friday May 31, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm JST

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