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Re: Graphics on Atari?

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:01 PM, Michael Schmitz
<schmitz@mail.biophys.uni-duesseldorf.de> wrote:
>> >Years ago, I tried both NetBSD and Linux/m68k but I couldn't get farther
>> >than a simple command line, i.e. no X. I was always curious if it would be
>> I tried the X server from potato or something like that, and while
>> I could get it to install, I didn’t have a Modeline to use, so that
>> didn’t work. That x.org thingy uses an fbdev driver which doesn’t,
>> according to the porters, support the planes in the framebuffer for
>> the various Atari resolutions. (And I tried tham all.)
> The modeline should be possible to reconstruct from old mailing list
> archives or FAQs - did you have a look there?

You can use the current mode without modeline.

> I remember using a X config flag 'UseFBDev' also.


For recent X without Atari bitplane support, it should still work with
and 16 bpp, as these are chunky modes.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
                                -- Linus Torvalds

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