[Xorg] The big multiconsole nasty

Egbert Eich eich at pdx.freedesktop.org
Sun Jul 4 04:25:37 PDT 2004

Keith Packard writes:
 > Around 19 o'clock on Jul 2, Egbert Eich wrote:
 > > My conclusion was that one should move the entire device and 
 > > chipset probing (currently Probe() and PreInit() in the X drivers)
 > > to an external deamon. This would also take care of the access control
 > > among different Xserver instances. 
 > Would you also consider moving the mode configuration logic to this 
 > daemon?  With that in place, the mode selection would no longer be tied to 
 > the X server itself so that other systems could take advantage of it.  
 > I'm particularily interested in getting mesa-solo running for some cards.

Right. That's what is ultimately going to happen. 
I'm thinking about starting a project for that. I just need to get
a few pieces together. A lot of code is presently in the Xserver that
can be used as a model for the functionalities needed.


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