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SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] fbdv/fbcon pending problems
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On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 07:45:47PM +0000, James Simmons wrote:
> > Exactly, that's the whole point, if you want userland accel you must disable
> > kernel land accel. That's was my question against acceleration work inside
> > the kernel. Nobody use it in userland and is the stability devil in fbdev.
> > If you want acceleration in userland there is mesa-solo or directfb or console-sdl.
> >
> > In short acceleration belongs to specialized libs not the kernel.
> >
> > Why accel it is needed for font drawing?, i am pretty sure my 8bit video old
> > sparc doesn't have any accel and is pretty capable for drawing fonts.
>
> Because we are going to run into graphics hardware that don't have
> framebuffers. The solution is the one we are approaching now. That fbcon
> be a client like userland apps to the accel engine. You will see it will
> all work out :-)

Oh, that fact changes everything :)

-otto

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