Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 20th Apr 2008 12:52 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
X11, Window Managers Have you ever been annoyed by Linux' lack of a coherent graphical boot process? Graphics hardware causing problems during sleep/wake cycles? Problematic virtual terminal switches? Kernel-based mode-setting, a new feature of Xorg still in heavy development aims to solve many of these problems by moving the mode-setting code from the user-space X driver into the Linux kernel. Phoronix takes a look at this new feature.
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by hobgoblin on Sun 20th Apr 2008 13:43 UTC
hobgoblin
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2005-07-06

have always been one of those weird interactions between kernel and X in unix os's.

that a user space app should take over full control of some hardware, to the degree that if said app should get into trouble, there is no way for the kernel to recover from it, was more or less insane.

but then i guess X was originally designed to run on a more bare bones kernel (if any at all) at the terminal end of things, and therefor needed the ability to handle said control.

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