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The Linux Graphics Stack - Meta

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Jasper St. Pierre explains the Linux graphics stack in detail. I think X11 is the most complex piece of software I’ve ever tried to work with. It has been a long time since I’ve had to open up xorg.conf (and before that I think it was x11.conf) to fix something that’s broken, and that’s a testament to the quality of modern versions of Ubuntu and Debian. But there was a day when I had to open that massive config file up quite often to get the video card, or mouse, or keyboard or whatever working properly.…

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