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Re: xfree86 4.2.1-6pre7v1 (source,i386) available at the X Strike Force

On Mon, 2003-03-03 at 23:54, Branden Robinson wrote:

>      - parse the contents of /proc/fb (first reported framebuffer device only)
>        so as to treat "VESA" and "OFfb" framebuffer types the same as no kernel
>        framebuffer at all, since these (and possible some other) framebuffer
>        types do not work with the XFree86 X server's fbdevhw interface;

Just a minor nit, this entry is slightly misleading. The problem isn't
with the fbdevhw layer but only with Option "UseFBDev" of the chipset
specific drivers (because they need facilities of a framebuffer device
which the generic ones can't provide); the fbdev driver works perfectly
with those generic framebuffer devices.

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

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