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Re: An ex-Windows, now-Debian newbie comments.



On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 11:58:30AM +1000, Jason Thomas wrote:
> FYI
> 
> for those thinking about something like this, it uses frame buffer
> support (of course) to do what it does.

If this is the same thing as Corel uses, then it (most likely) does not -
unless Corel hacked the fb drivers.
I once tested Corel on a machine with a S3 Trio64V+ card; this card is VESA
1.3 compliant and thus not supported by fb (which requires 2.0 for vesafb, or
an explicit driver for your card). The Corel splash screen was there though.

> From what I understand you can't use framebuffer support if you use
> things like the nvida drivers.

Says who?

From dmesg:

vesafb: framebuffer at 0xf0000000, mapped to 0xd4800000, size 16320k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x8, linelength=1024, pages=20
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:02e9
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device

From /var/log/XFree86.0.log:

(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"

No problems at all here...

Regards,

Filip

-- 
"Any good Unix security engineer can clean up any Unix box. But I'm not
 sure there are people even within Microsoft who know how to clean up
 an NT box."
	-- Michael Zbouray

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