On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 4:43 AM, David Chisnall <thera...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> On 13 Jan 2017, at 01:00, Ernie Luzar <luzar...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> VT should have had better testing before becoming the default in 11.0.
> The choice was VT or no acceleration in X11, because all of the new DRI 
> drivers depend on KMS, which requires VT.  We only got VT in a useable state 
> (and therefore useable accelerated X11 for most of the 10.x series) because 
> the Foundation funded the work.  More contributions to VT are always welcome, 
> but the choice was not between VT or something better tested, it was between 
> VT and black screens.
> David

I should add, BTW, that on my Haswell desktop, the only place where I
care about graphics, vt(4) works great.  It works better than Linux
did on the same hardware.  It also uses a DVI monitor, so there are no
issues with the borders.

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