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I believe you're thinking of the kernel mode-setting, which will soon be required in order to launch X, as all the mode-setting stuff will be removed from X once all the drivers are ported over to GEM (the new memory manager for X). There's already grumblings on the FreeBSD lists about having to get working mode-setting into the kernel, or some other mode-setting thingy to run before X is launched. From the sounds of things, the Fedora people are working on getting mode-setting into the kernel ... and that will be the interface that X uses (yeah, that's a portable programing model).
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