I'm glad others have done their homework. Had I done mine, I would have voted for KMS too. I guess it's just poorly described. Flicker free boot...who cares. Better suspend/resume you say? Now I seem to care a bit more.
Which of these actually controls drawing pixels on the console? DRI/DRI2?Quote:
KMS is way more interesting to me than DRI2 is. GEM interests me most of all, of course. Without it, neither DRI2 nor KMS could really work. :)
I ask that because currently I use the nvidia binary driver, but boot directly in text-only console mode, and I can (if X is horked) work from it or easily switch to the nv driver (symlinks are soooo handy!) and get to the GUI if it's just the nvidia driver.
Personally I use hibernate, which is lightning fast and these days and laptops can last days on suspend whilst running on battery.