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SubjectRe: Kernel videocard support YES or NO?
On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > > > * There is already fbcon for other (non-PC) architectures.
> > >
> > > don't know very less about `other architectures' except a bit
> > > on DEC AXP. and here X11 works fine right now and AFAIK
> > > fbcon is no real problem running XFree86 (is it? don't know
> > > too much here...)
> >
> > On machines with VGA text mode, `fbcon' uses `vgacon'[*], a VGA text (80x25)
> > mode driver on top of the abstract console driver. Since the user space
> > abstraction doesn't change, X keeps on working like it did before.
>
> Ok, question: Is there way to enable fbcon on i386 architecture? Its
> config in is not including and I'm feeling assumption that I should
> not do that...

Not with the standard kernel. But you can enable vgacon on i386, AXP and PPC
(PReP) in the CVS tree at vger.rutgers.edu:

ftp://vger.rutgers.edu/pub/linux/README.CVS

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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