FSF and GPL must do something
I am asking people at FSF and even I made a petition at Change .org for PUBLIC DRIVERS for Linux OS based OSs.
Originally Posted by Pallidus
I think that GPL must ask to any device with Linux preinstalled to be able to have dual boot or change your OS, and for that you need PUBLIC DRIVERS, even if they are blobs, obviously better if they are open source.
The use of the Linux kernel that Android and Chrome OS devices and the ARM SoCs SECRET DRIVERS, is against FREEDOM, and if not the FSF, or the GPL i think govs must do something.
At the end no more than 5% of users change or install their OSs, the most techie ones, Why this policy? Why cannot Samsung offer a dual boot ARM Chrome OS + Ubuntu Sabayon or Manjaro preinstalled? Why cannot do it myself without hacking, in a normal way as x86-64 processors.
Why Chrome OS cannot install GNU packages? when even MS WOS or OSX have their LO or GIMP versions and a lot of GNU multiplattform programs
Graphics stack related answer,
Just wanted to provide some info about the various graphic stacks, and where the FB fits in the picture.
Originally Posted by runeks
The simplest way to work in graphics mode is through the Linux Framebuffer (fbdev). In the x86 world, we often use VESA as our fallback framebuffer driver (vesafb). These basic Framebuffers are so simple, and utilize almost no hardware features. Being simple to write, and exposing practically nothing worth protecting, they're often the lowest commonly available method of display.
Without an X11 specific 2d driver, or a modern KMS/DRI Driver, X11 will fallback to the Framebuffer for display.
The end result...., horrifically slow environment, even for just popping up a window.
Essentially we need to find a properly configured image, I just ordered my Chromebook and it's scheduled for delivery tomorrow. I'll be looking around for one with the most stuff configured, and maybe I'll have to add in any missing parts (cross fingers if I can match versions for anything binary only, or better yet cross fingers somebody already worked on the hard parts)