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Bug 1986223 - [RFE] Please turn on SimpleDRM driver
Summary: [RFE] Please turn on SimpleDRM driver
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: CentOS Stream
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: beta
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Assignee: Jocelyn Falempe
QA Contact: Desktop QE
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2021-07-27 01:05 UTC by Neal Gompa
Modified: 2023-09-11 21:50 UTC (History)
32 users (show)

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Clone Of: 1986222
Last Closed: 2023-09-11 21:50:10 UTC
Type: Story
Target Upstream Version:

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Description Neal Gompa 2021-07-27 01:05:36 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1986222 +++

Description of problem:
Linux 5.14 introduces the new SimpleDRM driver as a generic fallback driver that supports KMS. GNOME Wayland does not support non-KMS graphics for rendering, and KDE Plasma's non-KMS (fbdev) rendering mode pretty much does not work. This driver makes it possible for desktop environments to *always* expect KMS to work, even if a native driver isn't available, which makes it simpler to support Wayland.

Please enable SimpleDRM so that it becomes achievable to use Wayland for "basic graphics mode" fallback configurations.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Additional info:
The lack of this driver led to bug 1952431 happening during Fedora Linux 34's development and I would really like SimpleDRM to be enabled so I can make more progress on solidifying Wayland support and remove hacks to disable Wayland in "basic graphics mode".

Comment 3 Javier Martinez Canillas 2021-12-24 13:03:09 UTC
I've proposed the following merge request to kernel-ark:

Comment 9 RHEL Program Management 2023-01-27 07:27:55 UTC
After evaluating this issue, there are no plans to address it further or fix it in an upcoming release.  Therefore, it is being closed.  If plans change such that this issue will be fixed in an upcoming release, then the bug can be reopened.

Comment 10 Niels De Graef 2023-01-30 10:18:39 UTC
Re-opening since this is just our stale bot being too eager

Comment 13 RHEL Program Management 2023-07-30 07:27:57 UTC
After evaluating this issue, there are no plans to address it further or fix it in an upcoming release.  Therefore, it is being closed.  If plans change such that this issue will be fixed in an upcoming release, then the bug can be reopened.

Comment 14 Niels De Graef 2023-08-09 09:35:40 UTC
Again, please don't mind our overeager stale bot at times.

Comment 16 Neal Gompa 2023-08-09 13:08:57 UTC

Comment 17 RHEL Program Management 2023-09-11 21:47:27 UTC
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Comment 18 RHEL Program Management 2023-09-11 21:50:10 UTC
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