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Re: framebuffer


From: Hartmut.Koptein@t-online.de (Hartmut Koptein)
Subject: Re: framebuffer
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1999 13:28:08 +0100

> > I see fbset utility in scripts/basedisks/PACKAGES_all file.  Does it mean that
> > we use kernels that support framebuffer on all platforms?
> Not yet and not for all platforms. We have a section in the boot-floppies, called
> bogl. This is really great stuff and i'ld like it to have it as the standard for the
> next release (not this release). Or we use it only for framebuffer archs as m68k and
> powerpc. With it we can have higher resolutions then 640x480 (or the equalent 40x25
> or so) and with background pictures, sound-, micesupport. 
> Don't know if vesafb, atyfb and matroxfb are included in the i386 kernel-image. 

As I posted before, we cannot display Japanese without using jfbterm
on fb-enabled kernel (until console-tools supports Japanese). I don't
know much about Chinese and Korean, but they might be in the similar
situation (currently no translated messages for them are available so
they may not be supported in potato though).

If we are to use framebuffer for future releases, can't we enable
vga16fb for i386? We may have to put some of Japanese stuff out of the
disk due to the lack of disk space, but we still need vga16fb-enabled
kernel in our distribution to build Japanese version of the disks.

Keita Maehara <maehara@debian.org>

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