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

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Sun Mar 13 2005 - 13:23:14 EST


> > > > Thats why moving the eye candy console into user space is such a good
> > > > idea. You don't have to run it 8) It also means that the console
> > > > development is accessible to all the crazy rasterman types.
> > >
> > > Yep. The basic console we already have. Everyone who wants eye candy can switch
> > > from basic console to user space console in early userspace.
> > >
> >
> > Heh, I'm afraid it does not work like that. Anyone who wants eye-candy
> > simply applies broken patch to their kernel... unless their distribution applied one
> > already.
> >
> > Situation where we have one working eye-candy patch would certainly
> > be an improvement.
> Why do we need patches in the kernel. Just set you config to
> vgacon. Then have a userspace app using /dev/fb and /dev/input create a
> userland console. There is no need to do special hacks in the kernel.

Except that I'll not get usefull reports from Oopsen and panic's,
right? Ideally I'd also like high-priority kernel messages to be
displayed during boot.
People were complaining that M$ turns users into beta-testers...
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