Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Oct 2008 14:36 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core For a long time now, GNU/Linux distributions have been criticised by desktop and laptop users for starting up too slowly. More recently, within the Fedora community particularly, there have been increasing numbers of complaints about the amount of 'flicker' that happens as the system switches from Grub to RHGB to GDM, etc. Fedora 10 is going to change all of that, and to talk us through this feature, Adam Jackson, Red Hat Desktop Engineer, agreed to an interview.
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This is all great.
by A.O.K. on Mon 27th Oct 2008 15:06 UTC
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2006-11-02

This is all great.

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Snip..
by siki_miki on Mon 27th Oct 2008 15:40 UTC
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2006-01-17

The fat X cursor was almost a trademark of XFree/Xorg ;)

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v thanks
by collinm on Mon 27th Oct 2008 16:13 UTC
RE: thanks
by google_ninja on Mon 27th Oct 2008 16:31 UTC in reply to "thanks"
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2006-02-05

Actually, we had to wait another -2 years
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upstart

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v RE[2]: thanks
by collinm on Mon 27th Oct 2008 17:05 UTC in reply to "RE: thanks"
RE[2]: thanks
by siki_miki on Mon 27th Oct 2008 18:11 UTC in reply to "RE: thanks"
siki_miki Member since:
2006-01-17

Actually, we had to wait another -2 years
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upstart


Unfortunately Upstart is still used to boot the system in the same way sysvinit did (no event-based startup used in neither Fedora or Ubuntu).

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huh?
by sgibofh on Mon 27th Oct 2008 16:50 UTC
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I actually never have heard people complaining about such problems.

And even if so. It only happens once....?

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RE: huh?
by bousozoku on Tue 28th Oct 2008 00:31 UTC in reply to "huh?"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

I actually never have heard people complaining about such problems.

And even if so. It only happens once....?


Yes, I haven't heard anyone complaining, especially about desktop machines. The start up with Ubuntu is so much quicker than Windows that I can't imagine complaining.

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Ok weird
by aesiamun on Mon 27th Oct 2008 17:12 UTC
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2005-06-29

Editing out test...wish we could delete.

Edited 2008-10-27 17:12 UTC

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Kernel mode setting
by Ford Prefect on Mon 27th Oct 2008 20:07 UTC
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2006-01-16

Regardless if you want a fancy boot or not: IMHO it is the right thing to give the kernel control about the graphics mode. There are many advantages of this and also of graphics memory organization inside the kernel.

Fedora as a major Linux distribution is heavily pushing this. It helps to push further development in that area, for example support for other graphics hardware as well, perhaps even directly by nvidia. This is much more important than the fancy boot itself.

Edited 2008-10-27 20:08 UTC

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