Kernel Mode Setting with Adam Jackson
For the fourth podcast in our Fedora 11 podcast series, we turn to the
magic that is our display system. One of the coolest new features in
Fedora 11 is the ability to do kernel based mode setting for the
display. Kernel mode setting
[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/KernelModesetting] allows the
kernel to set certain parameters for the display and moves this
functionality out of the X server itself and out of user space. This
enables cool things such as quicker graphical boot up and fancier eye
candy. For more information I caught up with Fedora X and diaplay guru
Adam Jackson. Adam is a lifer on the X scene and knows more about
displays than you, I and probably he himself want to know.
Kernel Mode Setting with Adam Jackson
In the interview, Adam talks about the hidden underbelly of Linux and X
graphics and displays and how previous version of Fedora may, or may not
have been able to trigger seizures. Adam also expands the possible
inclusion of a kernel crash screen of death (yes it comes with flaming
eyes), how collaborating with other distros and upstreams has helped
him achieve great things and how that helps others, and finally, about
the upcoming Boston area concert calendar.
Olá a todos, a prefeitura de Ilha Solteira quer fazer a migração de OS para
linux. Como devo proceder? Já conversei com uma das pessoas que coordenam o
projeto. A minha principal pergunta é: Eu como embaixador Fedora devo e
posso fazer o que? O que eu posso conseguir para incentivar o uso do Fedora
PS: são cerca de 700 máquinas.
José Roberto Colombo Júnior - Eletrical Engineer - Linux User
IEEE # 90408028 - Communications Manager - Ramo Estudantil IEEE de Ilha
Brazilian Fedora Ambassador
Phone: +55 17-97448897
E-mail: joseroberto(a)ieee.org - Skype: jose.roberto.colombo.junior
Just a small "report" on how things went on Saturday 16th March. Had about
20 guests for the Install Fest and general reception was "two-thumbs-up".
Ran out of media but no big deal as had preempted for guys to carry blank
disks just in case so wasn't caught pants down :-)
I would like to thank the Free/Open Source Software user group members
of Jaipur   and the Jaipur Engineering College and Research
Centre Foundation for organizing http://fosjam.in between May 16-17,
2009 at their college premises, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
* The event has been organized in 10 days time, with heavy discussions
on #lug-jaipur on irc.freenode.net. I was overwhelmed by the
enthusiasm of the students. The online registration rose to 280+.
We had students coming from outside Jaipur as well, and it was a mad
rush. The organizers didn't have the heart to say "no", but, they
still managed to accommodate 200 people. This, I assume, is the first
time that this kinda workshop has been planned at this place. People,
there is no need to panic! It is not the end of the world, yet, and
this is not the last workshop that we are going to do in Jaipur.
* The profiles of the user group members are at:
Special thanks to all of them for their energy, spirit, dynamism in
organizing the event.
* I also met students from Malaviya National Institute of Technology,
(MNIT), Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology (SKIT), Gyan Vihar
Institute of Technology et. al.
* It was a pleasure to meet the Director of the Institution, Mr. Arpit
Agarwal, a young, open-minded entrepreneur, who was very happy and
eager to hear students talking about Free/Open Source. His continued
support for this cause, is greatly appreciated. He is happy to help us
in organizing more workshops for the young minds, or even a national
FOSS unconference in Jaipur!
* There are about 17+ colleges around Jaipur, and workshops have to be
taken to other places like Kota, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner et. al.
Most of them are affiliated to Rajasthan Technical University (RTU).
* Some students are fluent in English. Most of them prefer to converse
in Hindi. Of course, technical jargon is in English. So, it is mostly
* A separate IRC session was organized to show people how to login and use IRC.
* Lot of them use Fedora or some distribution, and are extremely happy
with it. Those who enjoy it have realized the power of Free/Open
Source Software. The others have started to realize that there is
something important here that they can work with.
* My presentations, code, documentation are available at:
* Some photos taken during the trip are at:
* The organizers could possible provide more concrete statistics on
the event. Please bear for some time for people to get back their
sleep, and you will hear more from blogs, event reports, photos.
This is just the beginning.
FOSJAM ( Free and Open Source Software Jaipue Meet)
Place - Jaipur
Date - 16/17th May 209
FOSJAM <http://fosjam.in> is the celebration of the very essence, of the
universe we are all part of i.e. freedom. It is a gathering, for everyone
who believes in the Free and Open Source Movement, which is again a
celebration of freedom. It is also a gathering, for anyone who wants to
understand the Free and Open Source Movement, which is more over, a way of
life. The event aims to grow awareness for the same cause in the city of
Jaipur and in India.
The event will showcase workshops by free software developers in India, who
have been an actively contributing to the open source community for a long
time now. Talks would range from technical stuff to basic, suiting a wide
range of audience. Event schedule
<http://fosjam.in/event-schedule/>includes will also host a hackfest,
for programmers to get their hands dirty
and play around with the code for the purpose of learning, fixing bugs,
writing patches or maybe develop a module or a plugin. The event will host
talks/workshops <http://fosjam.in/speakers/> by some of the active
contributors to the foss community in india.
It is been organized by Linux Users Group Jaipur ( lugj <http://lugj.in> )
in co-ordination with Jaipur Engineering College and Research Center
( #lug-jaipur) (Server : irc.freenode.net)
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