Writing Video Drivers.

Hi all,
First of all I am new to writing Video Drivers though I have been working on windows drivers for quite sometimes now. My new project is on video miniport drivers. Are there some books/white papers available which can give me a good insight in to basics of display drivers. Of course I will go through DDK and samples but just wondering that my friends on this list could help me out here :slight_smile:

Appriciate your responses and help.
Thanks,
Ajitabh


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Ajitabh - You will not find much information regarding video drivers outside the DDK. If you search the archives you ll find a good deal of explanation by Calvin Guan and Mats Peterson in this newsgroup on this very topic.

For your project, do you have any particular hardware in mind? The miniport is not just about the OS interface and API calls, it really is very hw specific. Have you checked out DRI. That really is your best bet to knowing whta a typical gpu looks like and what are the issues that you ll run into. http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/

Hope this helps
banks
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Hi all,
First of all I am new to writing Video Drivers though I have been working on windows drivers for quite sometimes now. My new project is on video miniport drivers. Are there some books/white papers available which can give me a good insight in to basics of display drivers. Of course I will go through DDK and samples but just wondering that my friends on this list could help me out here :slight_smile:

Appriciate your responses and help.
Thanks,
Ajitabh

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Thanks for the help. I agree that miniports are basically more hardware
specific than OS specific. I will get the hardware details more in
couple of days.
Thanks again,

  • Ajitabh.

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Ajitabh - You will not find much information regarding video drivers
outside the DDK. If you search the archives you ll find a good deal of
explanation by Calvin Guan and Mats Peterson in this newsgroup on this
very topic.

For your project, do you have any particular hardware in mind? The
miniport is not just about the OS interface and API calls, it really is
very hw specific. Have you checked out DRI. That really is your best bet
to knowing whta a typical gpu looks like and what are the issues that
you ll run into. http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/

Hope this helps
banks

“Driver Coder” wrote in message
news:xxxxx@ntdev…
Hi all,
First of all I am new to writing Video Drivers though I
have been working on windows drivers for quite sometimes now. My new
project is on video miniport drivers. Are there some books/white papers
available which can give me a good insight in to basics of display
drivers. Of course I will go through DDK and samples but just wondering
that my friends on this list could help me out here :slight_smile:

Appriciate your responses and help.
Thanks,
Ajitabh

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