Re: fbcon fix for pre-2.1.112-1

Anders Melchiorsen (
27 Jul 1998 23:51:06 +0200

Martin Mares <> writes:

> By mistake I included one of my local changes in the console patch
> I've sent you yesterday. This reverts it to the correct original version.

This finally makes my framebuffer stuff work and now I HAVE SEEN THE
PENGUIN! Hurray! (What's the big deal anyway?). In other words, it
cures the problem I mentioned some hours ago.

With vesafb, however, I have no scroll back at all. Also, I actually
think it is so slow that I am just going to keep on using vgacon. It
also seems to use a lot less memory. Is there any real reason to use
the framebuffer when vgacon is working fine?

Regards, Anders
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