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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Well I'm excited
by thebackwash on Sun 20th Apr 2008 19:15 UTC
thebackwash
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2005-07-06

I like how over the last 2-3 years Linux has resolved many of what I see as low points for a modern desktop OS. Graphically, between X and Linux itself, it's been a mess. Hope to see more extensions to X in the future to further enhance the desktop experience.

I'd be interested in seeing some kind of cooperation between the common desktop app toolkits (GTK+, QT and Mozilla's widget toolkit,) and the window managers to give a more solid-feeling window resize. For right now, just drawing the border on resize is a compromise, but I know it can be done.

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RE: Well I'm excited
by sbergman27 on Sun 20th Apr 2008 19:35 in reply to "Well I'm excited"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I like how over the last 2-3 years Linux has resolved many of what I see as low points for a modern desktop OS.

So do I. It always gives me pause when I read a claim that FOSS development proceeds at an incredible rate, when I know good and well that progress on some of the most fundamental things has been positively glacial in nature. GGI started raising these issues 14 years ago. So I can't help but temper my "Hip! Hip! Hurrah!" with "It's about freaking time!".

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