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Re: Xfree86 video buffering?
From: Stan Bubrouski <stan.bubrouski () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 11:09:43 -0500

Michael Holstein wrote:

Seems like an easy fix would be to write a routine into KDM to write 4-5 seconds worth of something benign (like the KDE logo in different spots) to the screen before logout/shutdown (note how 2000/XP already do this with the 'preparing to shutdown' screen? Maybe there's a reason for that).


That seems like a pretty unhelpful solution. Say the system crashes? Or KDE or
X crash?  The same problem will still exist.

With this solution someone could intentionally crash your machine to avoid those routines from running. I'm not trying to put you down or anything, in fact I probably know less about video related stuff than most on the list, this just doesn't seem like
the best way to do it.  I have no better suggestions, I'll leave this one to
the experts.

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