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

On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 12:43:25AM +0100, Michel D?nzer wrote:
> 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.

Okay, I'll update that; thanks for the clarification.

G. Branden Robinson                |
Debian GNU/Linux                   |         De minimis non curat lex.
branden@debian.org                 |
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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