Trouble configuring xorg on a 64-bit system
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 12:13:14 PDT 2009
Dan Nicholson wrote:
> Sorry. KMS is kernel modesetting. This has been a recent change.
> Previously, the X drivers did all the modesetting from userspace,
> which required a lot of banging on the card as root. Moving all the
> privileged code for modesetting into the kernel allows lots of
> improvements. Here's a far better explanation than I could ever give:
> The rub here is that the intel driver (and now radeon) have very
> mature modesetting code for userspace that has to be ported over to
> the kernel. This has mostly been done for intel, but people are still
> reporting regressions (black screen on intel was one that was reported
OK, we'll leave it as is for now and keep it in mind is someone else has the
same type of problem.
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