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Re: slink is gone, goals for potato?

On Tue, Mar 02, 1999 at 12:58:09AM -0500, Phillip R. Jaenke wrote:
> On 2 Mar 1999, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> > How can you fit an X-server on a floppy?  I'm using the kernel 2.2.x
> > framebuffer support.  It should work on almost anything with my VGA
> > 640x480x16 kernel driver[*].  And it should be able to fit on a single
> > floppy, or at most two.
> You can't. Nope. Not in a million years.
> They had i386 X server bins on the CD. And a really really basic
> windowmanager. And it automatically ran glint, I think it's called. Easy
> and smart setup there. But, of course, it eats more space on the CD. But
> it's incredibly effective and easy to implement. The XF86Config file was
> kept in the ramdisk, and you went through a setup menu thingy to generate
> it. Neat setup, IMHO.
> > [*] Before anyone gets on my case again, *yes* it will support
> > non-i386, *yes* it will support your video card in 4096x8192x64 mode
> > (if you want to write a framebuffer driver for it).
> For a Permedia2?! Thanks, but no. I got a job now. ;P

there is already a pm2 fbdev driver, look at :




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