Re: [Linux-fbdev-devel] [announce 0/7] fbsplash - The FramebufferSplash

From: James Simmons
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 15:55:02 EST

> On Mer, 2005-03-09 at 09:34, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > On Wed, 9 Mar 2005, Jon Smirl wrote:
> > > Another idea would be to build a console is user space. Think of it as
> > > a full screen xterm. A user space console has access to full hardware
> > > acceleration using the DRM interface.
> >
> > Yep. And that's what Alan Cox wanted to do. Console in userspace, eye candy
> > (using Porter-Duff blending) as much as you want, full UTF-8 support, ...
> Jon is the origin of those ideas not me, I'm merely supporting them
> providing there is still a basic kernel side console.

Thank you. We need some kind of basic console in the kernel. I'm not the
biggest fan of eye candy. So moving the console to userspace for eye candy
is a dumb idea.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at