Re: 2.6.0-test1: Framebuffer problem

From: Geert Uytterhoeven (
Date: Sat Jul 19 2003 - 01:02:41 EST

On 18 Jul 2003, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Gwe, 2003-07-18 at 21:18, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > Then it still needs to be fixed. This works correctly in 2.4
> > Since vesafb can detect whether you booted with a graphics mode, vga16fb should
> > be able to detect you didn't, right?
> Equally it knows that the frame buffer in question was allocated providing
> someone is doing the resource handling right

No, that's not so simple, because vesafb requests the linear frame buffer,
while vga16fb requests the VGA region.



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