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SubjectRe: kill -9 <pid of X>
On Tue, 18 Aug 1998, Jon M. Taylor wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Aug 1998, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > On Tue, 18 Aug 1998, Jon M. Taylor wrote:
> > > On Mon, 17 Aug 1998, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > > >
> > > > So when is someone gonna write a simple basic VGA frame buffer device, that
> > > > does stupid VGA modes (max. 320x256 in 8bpp, 640x480 in 4bpp) only?
> > >
> > > isn't this what vgafb did?
> >
> > Vgafb is VGA _text_ only.
>
> ??? Now I am really confused. So what is the difference between vgafb
> and vgacon?

Vgacon is an abstract console driver, vgafb is a frame buffer device. Vgacon is
on the same level as fbcon, while vgafb runs under fbcon.

It's indeed confusing, that's why we want to remove vgafb. Vgafb dates back to
the days that you couldn't do multihead without frame buffer devices.

Greetings,

Geert

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Geert Uytterhoeven Geert.Uytterhoeven@cs.kuleuven.ac.be
Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP} http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~geert/
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

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