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.
Permalink for comment 310558
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
More polished desktop experience
by abraxas on Sun 20th Apr 2008 16:00 UTC
Member since:

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.

Reply Score: 6