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Re: Is there a backport for the framebuffer device?

On Sun, May 14, 2000 at 11:48:03PM +0200, Russell Coker wrote:
|On Fri, 12 May 2000, Otto Wyss wrote:
|>Does anyone know if there is a backport from the develoment kernel of
|>the framebuffer device anywhere?
|I am currently running the framebuffer in a standard 2.2.15 kernel.  I have
|been using it for most of the 2.2.x series.
|2.3.x has support for more graphics hardware (and that support has not been
|back-ported and probably never will be).  But if you want to use VESA, ATI,
|or Matrox then 2.2.15 should work fine.

Sorry for the question, but are there any benefits on i386 to use
fbdev? Speed? I read this is important on other architectures, but is
there any reason I would like to use it on i386?


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