Re: Framebuffer: need better documentation and binaries for X FB

Geert Uytterhoeven (
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 17:49:55 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, 27 Jul 1998, Christoph Lameter wrote:
> Where can I find more up to date information on the supported boards?

On the Intel platform, there's only vesafb at the moment.

> And I have heard a couple of times of people running the XFree Framebuffer
> Server under FB. Where are the patches against the xfree sources? And are
> there any binaries available?

XF68_FBDev has been in the standard XFree86 sources since 3.1, IIRC. It's just
not compiled by default on Intel.

> The FB project suffers from dispersement of information. It is difficult
> to find things.

It was not really meant for Intel in the first place. Other architectures had
graphical consoles since ages.



Geert Uytterhoeven           
Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP}
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

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