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SubjectRe: GGI and cli/sti in X

Sorry Linus, I see a flaw here.. and I'm sure most other people do too..

X is not the only graphical program for Linux. Hopefully, it never will
be.. Right now I can setup a nice Linux boot disk with a nice SVGAlib
program. I could never put X on a disk or two. X also uses lots of memory.

Therefor, it would be stupid to force all programers who want graphical
programming to use X.. It wouldn't be the Linux way (TM).

What would happen with your userspace modesetting daemon when it meets up
with the likes of a svgalib game.. or dosemu..

Is sound like that you are advocating that all graphics use X.. If you are
then your wrapper would work fine.. However, forcing X for graphics is
really not acceptiable.. (At least not to me :) ).

[excuse brutial snippage]
On Sat, 28 Mar 1998, Linus Torvalds wrote:

[linus argues for a usermode wrapper to set modes for X]
>
> argument is worth anything. It is not - because it is easily fixed by
> having a separate part that cleans up after the X server. Go back and read
> my mail.
[snip]
>
> and thus easy to prove right. So what? If it is so easy to prove right it
> _still_ should be done in user mode if at all possible. And I have just
> told you exactly _how_ it is possible.
>
> So go, and sin no more.
>
> Linus
>
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