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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Maybe it's even better to wait util it becomes solid enough on Linux...

It is worth noting that the kernel interface to X is part of the userspace api, which is sacrosanct, so the alarmist FUD that someone was trying to spread earlier about Linux not guaranteeing a stable (internal) API is totally irrelevant to this situation. Once the API is in place, it will always maintain backward compatibility.

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