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Re: kernel video vs XF video ( was Re: Working configuration files ... )

Jason E. Stewart wrote:

Having struggled quite a bit with getting video working on the
external video of the pismo, I have been wondering a lot about all the
different video drivers and what their relation is to one another.

If someone in the know could give a brief description, or point me to
some docs about the video kernel drivers


and what relation they have to the XF86 video drivers, I'd be more enlightened.

Things like "Option" "UseFBDev" confuse the heck out of me...

Short story: With this option, the XFree86 driver uses the framebuffer devices' interface via /dev/fb* . Otherwise, they're mostly independent.

Just ask back if you want to know more.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)    \   Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
CS student, Free Software enthusiast   \        XFree86 and DRI project member

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