Re: New fbdev updates.

From: Joshua Kwan (
Date: Thu Jul 03 2003 - 13:37:16 EST

Hi James,

On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 06:55:58PM +0100, James Simmons wrote:
> Hi!
> I have updates to the framebuffer layer. Alot of bug fixes accumlated.
> A couple of driver updates as well. I have more code to go in but haven't
> had time to add them in. Please test. This is not the final code going in
> just yet. More needs to be done. The patches are at the usual

I was wondering whether you are working on the radeonfb issue in 2.5
since forever that there is a lot of multicolored garbage on the screen
initially when the kernel starts, and the first clear text seen are ACPI
notices. Is it an issue of transferring what was written to the display
in raw mode to the FB? The 2.4 radeonfb driver does not have this

This is one of the last things on my 2.5 wishlist for me, I'll die a
happy man if you can fix it :)


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suggestion. And rather beautifully illustrated, as well..."

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