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  • "X.org is not(!) a gaming platform", says a prominent Linux developer

    Here's a long-standing issue: X.org server should keep track of and restore its initial (desktop) resolution and refresh rate (it does nothing of this at the moment)

    Applications like games change desktop resolution (graphics mode) for their
    needs. Unfortunately when such applications crash then X.org server doesn't
    revert the resolution back to its initial mode.
    On which Nikos Chantziaras 2012-07-03 08:37:37 PDT replies:

    This bug should be closed. X11 is not a platform for fullscreen applications
    that set their own resolution (like video games.) Please use Microsoft Windows
    for this kind of stuff.
    And you wonder why gaming companies shun Linux.

    Linux developers actively destroy any glimpse of hope that Linux can be a viable gaming platform.

    Sigh.

  • #2
    Nikos, though a free software coder, is not an actual X.Org dev. His remark was mostly sarcastic (but not disrespectful), trying to demonstrate how X.Org is perceived by many Linux gamers. He is also known to talk about himself in the third person.

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