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    SubjectRe: FRAMEBUFFER policy
    On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Ian Molton wrote:
    > What is the policy as regards linux framebuffer drivers when presented
    > with a mode they cannot handle.
    >
    > eg, suppose a driver can only handle even numbers of pixels and a
    > request is made for a mode with 639 pixels - should it allocate a 640
    > pixel wide mode?
    >
    > or should it extend the height of a mode to allow hardware scrolling in
    > multiples of the font height?

    If you pass a mode that cannot be handled, the driver must try to round up some
    values to make it work. If that's not possible, an error is returned.

    Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

    Geert

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