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 sbergman27 on Sun 20th Apr 2008 14:15 UTC in reply to "this..."
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It's always been somewhat embarrassing to me that switching from X to a character-based vt could sometimes lock up the console. Doesn't happen often. But on a busy machine it does occasionally happen. I take it that this enhancement corrects that situation.

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