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Re: X on tty1 in Rawhide/F10



On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 10:57:14AM +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.

vt switching implies a screen repaint, which will cause a visible visual 
artifact. You're correct that in the kms world that doesn't imply a mode 
switch, but that's not really the point.

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Matthew Garrett | mjg59 srcf ucam org


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