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    SubjectRe: [patch] Re: Framebuffer...Why oh Why???

    On Sun, 30 Dec 2001, Timothy Covell wrote:
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    > When X11 locks up, I can still kill it and my box lives. When
    > framebuffers crash, their is no recovery save rebooting. Back in 1995
    > I thought that linux VTs and X11 implemenation blew Solaris out of the
    > water, and now we want throw away our progress? I'm still astounded
    > by the whole "oooh I can see a penquin while I boot-up" thing?
    > Granted, frame buffers have usage in embedded systems, but do they
    > really have to be so deeply integrated??

    They aren't.

    No sane person should use frame buffers if they have the choice.

    Like your mama told you: "Just say no". Use text-mode and X11, and be
    happy.

    Some people don't have the choice, of course.

    Linus

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