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Re: xserver settings falcon ct60

On Fri, 8 Feb 2008, Petr Stehlik wrote:
> Michael Schmitz wrote:
> Anyway, XFree86 has been replaced in Debian by the Xorg so now we need to
> create a driver for it, right? Isn't there some universal Xorg driver for
> framebuffer yet? Since the framebuffer in the kernel was supposed to free us
> from writing drivers for each graphics chip, wasn't it?

Indeed. But you still need support for the actual organization of pixels
in memory. Everybody uses packed pixels, unlike Atari and Amiga.

> > The only thing that might still work is monochrome mode
> how about the Falcon truecolor (15/16-bit) mode? Could that work in theory?
> :-) It should be easy to find out on ARAnyM, actually.

If it's plain packed and not byteswapped, it should work.



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