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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1- write "hibernate" in the terminal emulator
2- turn the computer on
3- wait
4- wait
5- find yourself in a useless brick of a session with a psychedelic screen
6- reboot
7- run fsck
8- Now you are free to reload your applications and data one by one.
9- ????
10- $$$$!!!
(This is more like it)

If the GFX driver can load usually there's absolutely no justifiable reason for it to hang the whole system on dehibernation. I don't care if the driver is Nvidia, ATI or open source as in my case. You set the screen to the right mode and restore the windows. At most I would understand some garbled graphics if I was running a 3d game when I hibernated the thing.

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