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    Default A Call For Deprecating The Linux Frame-Buffer FBDEV

    Phoronix: A Call For Deprecating The Linux Frame-Buffer FBDEV

    A call was made during the Linux Plumbers Conference on Wednesday to deprecate the Linux kernel FBDEV support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE3MjI

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    I think you forgot to tell us why? The other subsystems being more advanced isn't really a reason, IMO.

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    I hope he will propose working alternatives for us unfortunate enough to have computers with poulsbo graphics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nogotheg View Post
    I hope he will propose working alternatives for us unfortunate enough to have computers with poulsbo graphics.
    Does the gma500_gfx driver not work? From what I know it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusar View Post
    Does the gma500_gfx driver not work? From what I know it does.
    In my case, last time I checked, it worked but couldn't turn off the screen. And that's quite an important thing to have...

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    What is it with these lately... No, the DRM FB emulation is not even close to par to the actual fb drivers. v4l doesn't even attempt to support fbdev api.

    Either might be a better API on its own, but programs aren't going to port themselves. There are these things called "existing usage", "backwards compatiblity", etc etc which all this calls to deprecate something lately seem to not to have heard of.

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