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I'm trying to understand the interface linux uses to output to a monitor. I imagine it goes something like: x+window manager work together to generate a pixmap file (or some ...
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    I'm trying to understand the interface linux uses to output to a monitor. I imagine it goes something like:

    x+window manager work together to generate a pixmap file (or some uncompressed video format). That file is then sent to a device file which transmits to the screen. There's probably some magic that happens between x, window manager, and video card.

    I'm making some headway by looking at the video formats and communication protocols monitors accept but I cant seem to find much information on how linux flushes the information to the display port.

    I'd appreciate any pointers to reference material.

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    Try here for documentation and information: xorg
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