Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Jun 2009 17:15 UTC, submitted by lemur2
X11, Window Managers FSM has an article about improvements coming our way in "There's more coming our way than 'mere' graphical goodness: Xorg developers are about to unleash upon us more performance and ease of use than X ever knew before. Not only that, the work being done now will allow older hardware to perform better and new hardware to be supported faster."
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Will DRI2 replace console frame buffers ?
by klm2 on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 08:35 UTC
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Will it be necessary to have Xorg installed by default in the future ? What about graphics, text modes supported by linux ? I'm asking, because I like the idea of having a thin generic (2D) graphics layer in the kernel ( not the drivers/video crap and not only mode changing support ), but it seems it does not have a big chance as long as there is no such common interface supported by hw vendors. Or do you think VESA is the standard ?

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