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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I am happy to hear we will finally get hibernation working in Linux. And it might even become useful if the booting process is parallelized and it doesn't take ages to recover from hibernation.

However I still cannot understand why they couldn't get the hibernation to work right without this hack. As I see it, hibernation means:

1- Take snapshot of running applications and services
2- Store to non-volatile memory
3- Shut down computer the rough way
4- Read from non-volatile memory
5- Jump to snapshot.

I realize a modern PC is not an old microcomputer, but the process is straightforward. Even with screen modesetting and other device problems needing some restarting, any sane windowing system can be restarted without losing the windows.

X is *cough* rotten *cough*.

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