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Re: Tosh 490CDT (was: Which laptop tu buy)

On Wed, Jun 26, 2002 at 10:28:45AM -0700, Heather Stern wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2002 at 02:20:12PM +1000, Drew Parsons wrote:
> > 
> > The laptop has an S3ViRGE/MX video chip, but the proper s3virge driver isn't
> > quite working properly (under XFree86 v4).  It tends to lock up when exiting
> > from X back to console.  So I'm using the generic vesa driver instead for
> > the time being.  The mouse works fine as /dev/psaux or whatever it is.
> Use a framebuffer kernel.  Then your consoles are also in graphics mode
> and the S3VIRGE family don't mangle out on you.

Intruiging suggestion.  I didn't think framebuffers worked just like that ,
I thought it required some special kind of hardware.  I might try it :)


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