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raster display problem (FreeBSD vs Linux)



On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 04:22:34PM -0500, Jesse Guardiani wrote:
> Bruce M Simpson wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 08:25:58AM +0100, Gianmarco Giovannelli wrote:
> >> The fact seems not related to a particular Linux distro, but seems more
> >> generalized, infact I tested a few ones and all succeded in using such
> >> mode. Let's see if our console driver support it in the future... It is
> >> not very useful on productive server, but it is very cute on a laptop
> >> workstation.
> > 
> > KGI is coming soon -- see the current FreeBSD Status Report.
> 
> Is that the only new functionality that KGI will bring? A graphical console?
> I used Debian a few times with the framebuffer enabled and it was a mess on
> my laptop. I couldn't even see the bottom 10 lines of the console. :) I like
> my text console just fine. :)
> 
> Or does KGI also promise video driver interoperability between Linux
> and FreeBSD?  That would be pretty neat, but doesn't X11 already
> provide this? I'm just not seeing the benefit to KGI.

I believe it or something like it is necessicary in order to support
consoles other then serial on IA64 and possiably sparc64.

-- Brooks

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