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    SubjectRe: OpenGL-based framebuffer concepts
    On Sun, May 28, 2006 at 08:59:19PM -0400, Jon Smirl wrote:
    > On 5/28/06, Dave Airlie <> wrote:
    > >c) Lots of distros don't use fbdev drivers, forcing this on them to
    > >use drm isn't an option.
    > Why isn't this an option? Will the distros that insist on continuing
    > to ship three conflicting video drivers fighting over a single piece
    > of hardware please stand up and be counted? Distros get new drivers
    > all the time, why will this be any different?

    Often they flat-out don't work. Walk into a store and buy a random
    laptop. Odds are it uses an Intel graphics chip. Now load intelfb on
    this. Watch it completely fail to set a mode, as intelfb has no
    knowledge beyond what the CRTC was like on i810.

    The support offered by fbdev drivers is laughable in comparison to the
    support offered by X drivers. If you're lucky, it fails cleanly. If
    not, you're silently failing to get a working display.
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