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Re: GDM, getty and VTs

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 03:45:11PM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:

>       * For desktop machines, the display manager starts on tty7, which
>         means there is a tty switch to display it. This causes a small
>         latency and can also create some bugs when you’re using a
>         graphical boot splash.

Is that still true with KMS and framebuffer console? IMHO if the boot
splash and gdm both use the same mode, then KMS can avoid re-programming
the card on a VT switch, thus the latency goes away.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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