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Kernel Modesetting and Memory Management


Currently, most graphics modes are initialized during the X server startup. Kernel Modesetting moves this process from the X server's DDX drivers to the kernel, and it enables several new features including:

Memory Management, while a separate feature in its own right, is included here because it is a requirement for Kernel Modesetting.


  • Name: DaveAirlie, AdamJackson

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 10
  • Last updated: 2008-08-08
  • Percentage of completion: XX%

Detailed Description

Benefit to Fedora


Test Plan

User Experience


Contingency Plan

If kernel modesetting is not present, user modesetting is performed by the appropriate X server DDX driver as in past releases.


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