KMS is all about moving display driver code into the kernel, specifically the drm driver, so that the same display driver can be used for booting, consoles, and X. This pretty much requires that drm be in the initrd so that the display can be initialized early in the boot process. Prior to KMS, the boot sequence used one driver, X used another, and consoles used a third, all taking turns controlling the hardware without any knowledge of how the other drivers programmed it.
Originally Posted by forum1793
Last edited by bridgman; 08-30-2009 at 02:29 PM.