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    Quote Originally Posted by forum1793 View Post
    I would think no one should put video drivers or other similar modules in the initrd as their not required for booting. The video, sound, tv-capture, and in most cases network modules can be loaded as modules after booting into the kernel.
    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.
    Last edited by bridgman; 08-30-2009 at 01:29 PM.

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