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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What about everything that isn't linux?
by aesiamun on Sun 20th Apr 2008 20:27 UTC
aesiamun
Member since:
2005-06-29

So what about *BSD?

What about newer builds of Solaris?

Doesn't this kind of ignore them?

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Doesn't this kind of ignore them?

I don't understand what you mean by "ignoring them". If Solaris and *BSD want to benefit, their kernel people need to supply the capability. Xorg cannot do it for them. Fedora cannot do it for them.

Perhaps the FreeBSD kernel guys can take some time out from running and rerunning sysbench benchmarks long enough to implement this useful functionality. ;-)

Edited 2008-04-20 20:40 UTC

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aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

Xorg is focusing on linux like it's the only OS using the software. As it focuses more and more on linux peculiarities, the others are forced to adapt to the linux way or hack around them.

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