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Re: Framebuffer or....not to Framebuffer



On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 09:26:21AM -0600, techlists@techgod.net wrote:
| I have an nVidia GeForce 2 MX 400.  I have compiled the nVidia
| drivers and it works fine.  When I had originally compiled the
| 2.4.17 kernel, I had enabled the nVidia framebuffer in it.  So,
| should I use it?  Is their a performance increase or decrease when
| using the framebuffer.  What are the advantages/dis-advantages to
| using the framebuffer?

I suggest you try out the framebuffer and see what you think.  I'm
using the framebuffer and I like it (SiS6326 and ATI Rage Mobility
P/M).  The best part about the framebuffer is 1) no dealing with X
modelines (also I can fit a massive amount of characters in the
console now).  The worst part is that it is slower than going straight
to the hardware.  It might not be so bad for you, though, since you
can use a framebuffer implementation that is specifically for your
card.  Those are supposed to be accelerated.  I can only use the VESA
framebuffer (unaccelerated) on my hardware.

-D

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Pride goes before destruction,
a haughty spirit before a fall.
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