A general question on framebuffers
After having tamed the horrible ACPI power drain while sleeping, mostly
patching quite a few things in the radeonfb code I discovered that the
bootsplash code will currently work with another framebuffer (vesafb
My questions are:
1) what are the advantages of an hw specific framebuffer such as
radeonfb as opposed to a more generic vesafb ?
2) Other than embellishing my boot screen with penguins and their
brethrens what other benefits come from using a framebuffer ?
3) Is is likely that if I stop using framebuffers altogether the ACPI
sleep will have less problems and therefore could use kernels with less