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Re: system-autodeath



On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 5:05 PM, Rahul Sundaram
<sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
> Stephen Warren wrote:
>
>>
>> As pointed out by other people: What about nv and nouvea users; obviously
>> those drivers can modeset, and the source is available.
>
> Nv and "source available" is kind of a stretch from what I heard, it is
> pretty obfuscated. Nobody seems to be working on it except Nvidia. A fair
> amount of the interest in Nouvea is around just purely 2D but with more
> clarity in the source code. Nouvea is still considered pretty experimental
> and a fast moving codebase. If you are using it, modesetting is probably not
> the thing that would be bothering you much. However Richard Hughes or David
> Airlie can probably give you more details on that.
>
>>> Plymouth has a reasonable fallback as well anyway.
>>
>> OK. This question wasn't directly answered the last time I asked. What is
>> the fallback?
>
> Wouldn't it be better to know about that before criticizing?
>
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureBetterStartup
>
> " Plymouth, that starts earlier (even before / is mounted!), doesn't require
> an X server, and gets rid of a lot of the noise during startup.
>
> Plymouth will requires DRM kernel modesetting drivers to get pretty
> graphics, but will have a text mode fallback for systems without driver
> support."
>


If anyone else was like me wondering "DRM??", in this context it means
"Direct Rendering Modules"

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