Re: [Linux-fbdev-devel] [announce 0/7] fbsplash - The FramebufferSplash
From: James Simmons
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 13:04:46 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
> 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
CONFIG_DUMMY_CONSOLE, CONFIG_FB, CONFIG_INPUT and don't set fbcon or
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.
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