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Re: Work-needing packages report for May 17, 2002

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On Saturday 18 May 2002 10:20 pm, Josip Rodin wrote:
> Last I checked, using framebuffer meant using that hideous 80x50 mode or
> what was it. I guess that could be adjusted, though. In addition to that,
> switching consoles and scrolling was noticeably slower, and the screen had
> a tendency to flicker.
> So, let's have framebuffer first fixed, and then think about replacing
> svgalib with it? :)

Framebuffer==kernel-space. SVGALIB==user-space. So some people would probably 
say we should be moving from framebuffer to SVGALIB :D

However, as a result of this, better frambuffer support will require a kernel 
recompile with appropriate non-generic-vga drivers. The you can use the 
utility "fbset" to choose a nice resolution. Honest, you would like using a 
1600x1200 console as well ;)

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