Re: [patch] graphic console / framebuffer on intel

Rik van Riel (
Thu, 14 May 1998 18:07:29 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 14 May 1998, Gerd Knorr wrote:

> Running linux console in 1024x768 here. Patch against vger's CVS tree
> below. Not very comfortable yet, I just checked if it is possible...
> * There is a graphic penguin logo at boot time!
> Well, colors are wrong becauce there is no colormap support yet, but
> you can see it is a penguin...
> * It provides a nice large screen (128 cols + 48 lines with 1024x768)
> without using tiny, unreadable fonts.
> * Framebuffer device for intel boxes

Way to go Gerd!
While there may be people who don't like a graphical
console, they can now just shut up because they still
have a choice.
And the people who _do_ like it can try things out and
post bugreports + patches.

Seems like the flamefest ends here!

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