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Noob Introduction to Kernel Mode Settings and Rootless X-Server

Friday, July 24th, 2009

In the past 2 months, there has been much hype over Kernel Mode Settings (KMS) and Rootless X-Server. The inclusion of KMS into kernel version 2.6.29 is one of the major move towards KMS for enabling Rootless X-Server with various graphics hardware.

So what is KMS and Rootless X-Server and why the average linux user should be concerned?

KMS addresses the handling of video hardware which in turn displays the nice graphical user interface to the user. As its name suggests, means the kernel will set up the display’s resolution and depth mode (eg 800×600x32bits).

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