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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More polished desktop experience
by abraxas on Sun 20th Apr 2008 16:00 UTC
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This is a great enhancement for Linux on the desktop. Modesetting issues with suspend/resume, X initialization, and between X and the console is a major sore spot with my desktop. Most of the remaining issues with my laptop are with the video/graphics and this is a major step at resolving a lot of those issues. The rest of the issues should be resolved with the TTM memory manager and Intel driver enhancements. Unfortunately it looks like I am going to have to wait until the end of the year until the TTM memory manager and kernel modesetting are fully integrated into the Linux kernel.

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