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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by Havin_it on Mon 21st Apr 2008 08:20 UTC in reply to "RE: this..."
Havin_it
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2006-03-10

I can assure you, with any recent Intel X-driver, it happens bl**dy constantly. I've tried every recent version but invariably end up going back to 1.7.4 so I can shut down without X falling over so badly I can't even SysReq out of it.

If this approach puts an end to this instability, I'm all for it. But I won't hold my breath...

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by abraxas on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 01:33 in reply to "RE[2]: this..."
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

I can assure you, with any recent Intel X-driver, it happens bl**dy constantly. I've tried every recent version but invariably end up going back to 1.7.4 so I can shut down without X falling over so badly I can't even SysReq out of it.

If this approach puts an end to this instability, I'm all for it. But I won't hold my breath...


I am using the 2.2.1 driver without issues. I experienced a ton of instability with earlier versions but the current version works without a hitch.

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