author Sam Lantinga <>
Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:22:48 -0700
changeset 11175 cbc6a8a5b701
child 11342 0b924e560249
permissions -rw-r--r--
Fixed bug 3690 - SDL2 KMS/DRM render context support


The attached patch adds support for KMS/DRM context graphics.

It builds with no problem on X86_64 GNU/Linux systems, provided the needed libraries are present, and on ARM GNU/Linux systems that have KMS/DRM support and a GLES2 implementation.
Tested on Raspberry Pi: KMS/DRM is what the Raspberry Pi will use as default in the near future, once the propietary DispmanX API by Broadcom is overtaken by open graphics stack, it's possible to boot current Raspbian system in KMS mode by adding "dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d" to config.txt on Raspbian's boot partition.
X86 systems use KMS right away in every current GNU/Linux system.

Simple build instructions:

$./configure --enable-video-kmsdrm
     1 /*
     2   Simple DirectMedia Layer
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    20 */
    22 #ifndef _SDL_KMSDRM_mouse_h
    23 #define _SDL_KMSDRM_mouse_h
    25 #include <gbm.h>
    27 #include "../SDL_sysvideo.h"
    29 typedef struct _KMSDRM_CursorData
    30 {
    31     struct gbm_bo *bo;
    32     uint32_t       crtc_id;
    33     int            hot_x, hot_y;
    34     int            w, h;
    35 } KMSDRM_CursorData;
    37 extern void KMSDRM_InitMouse(_THIS);
    38 extern void KMSDRM_QuitMouse(_THIS);
    40 #endif /* _SDL_KMSDRM_mouse_h */
    42 /* vi: set ts=4 sw=4 expandtab: */