Re: Request for the Linux Dev Driver folks: module auto-comp
a) if the module is not found, X will fail. So you don't have to stop it. Just restart after module installation.
b) if you are a corporate user, you won't update your kernel monthly - or at all. So that point of yours is moot.
c) 4000 desktops, see b.
d) if you really are a corporate user with many thousand desktops, doing monthly kernel updates and not able to stop X (lol), you should be able to hack a simple script, like the one posted.
e) at least one of the leading edge distros (gentoo), can rebuild every external module on boot without user interaction.
This 'functionality' is a 'problem' that has to be solved by the distris - or the professional users who need it.