Kernel 2.6.29: Kernel Mode Setting with Intel GM965

Kernel 2.6.29 introduced the Kernel Mode Setting feature, meaning the kernel to be able to change resolution and adresse other outputs. For example kernels pre 2.6.29 always actived the external DVI device (if connected) on my macbook and showed boot screens there. This is now configurable. Also switching between X11 and console is much faster. Continue reading