Draft of Tomorrow's news/podcast with Ajax

Jack Aboutboul jaa at redhat.com
Mon May 18 22:26:18 UTC 2009

Oops, sorry I forgot to send this out sooner.


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.

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