I would understand it more if you said high-res console. Even though I only use it if X isn't working for some reason, a high-res console comes in handy. Here's the kicker though: you don't need KMS for that either!
Also with KMS you get instant VT switching, with F1-F7 in an instant, no delay. Very smooth.
I am not one of those assholes with their computers on day and night and 18 day uptime. I turn on my computer when I use it, then I turn it off when I don't use it.
Saving energy, you know? Taking care of the environment.
Did this driver fixed total PC freez with older graphics cards (7000 and 8000 series), that 302.07 had?
Get rid of plymouth (or at least the splash screen). All it does is hide important boot messages. I'm glad Debian doesn't use plymouth. Hell, I even made a PPA so Ubuntu users could get rid of plymouth without removing important stuff.. https://launchpad.net/~dtl131/+archi...acks/+packages
When I am using the proprietary Nvidia drivers I get 640x480 and VT-switching takes seconds.
Yeah, I know I can pass some boot parameters to the kernel such as vga=973 or something by editing the GRUB config file.
But thanks to KMS, it "just works" with Nouveau.
I'm not.sure KMS was such a great idea to begin with. For example, is it possible to switch between nouveau and blob without rebooting? It seems thanks to KMS you can't ever unload the nouveau kernel module, whereas the blob is only needed to start X. That also allows for easy driver updates w/o reboot.
here:Code:echo 0 > /sys/class/vtconsole/vtcon1/bind rmmod nouveau /etc/init.d/consolefont restart rmmod ttm rmmod drm_kms_helper rmmod drm
Last edited by Gusar; 05-21-2012 at 12:15 PM.