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SubjectRe: [linux-usb-devel] Re: [BK PATCH] USB changes for 2.5.34
On Tue, 2002-09-10 at 23:00, David Woodhouse wrote:
> Why change video mode? As long as X told the kernel what it's doing, we
> know how to drive a linear framebuffer and in fact a few other types of
> framebuffers. In the 'oh shit' case we could at least _attempt_ to spew our
> dying splutter onto the screen.

It changes video mode to get the hardware into a known or roughly known
state. Linear framebuffer is a bit of an assumption both at the low end
(windowed) and high end (no framebuffer or tiled)

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