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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sorpigal
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2005-11-02

"Linux has a stated goal of no ABI or API stability.

I know that you already know this. But I feel that it's best to always be careful to state that this policy refers only to the internal kernel api. Otherwise some people get the false impression that the kernel's user space api is unstable.
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You are correct. I refer only to driver APIs.

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