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Re: X on tty1 in Rawhide/F10



On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 10:57 +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> Jesse Keating wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-10-28 at 18:38 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> >> Once more, your "F1 fetish" to me is a silly, avoidable change, whose
> >> only feature it is to break documentations, habits and to add further
> >> hassle.  A completely superfluous change.
> > 
> > As noted multiple times on this thread, the change prevents the
> > multi-second monitor refresh issues when mode is changed by vt switches.
> 
> The flicker / resync delay comes from the *mode switch*, not the *vt
> switch*.  And, no, a vt switch does *not* imply a mode switch.

The resync delay, yes.  If there is a mode switch, then that'll take
time.

However, just plain vt switch _does_ paint the whole screen.  If you're
trying to crossfade from plymouth to gdm, then you want to not clear to
black before starting X, which means you can't change vt.

- ajax

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