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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



    Geert Uytterhoeven
    Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP}
    Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

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