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    SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] Re: FBdev updates.
    On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 08:22:26PM +0000, James Simmons wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > > while waiting on these updates I updated matroxfb a bit
    > > (,
    > > so that it now uses fb_* for cfb modes, and putcs/... hooks for
    > > text mode. I have still dozen of changes in fbcon.c which I have
    > > to eliminate (mainly logo painting and cursor handling - for now
    > > I still use revc method, mainly because of I did not make into it yet).
    > I grabbed your latest patch and started to merge it with my latest work on
    > the matrox driver. As soon as I'm done merging my matrox changes I will
    > send you a patch right away.
    > > My main concern now is 12x22 font... Accelerator setup
    > > is so costly for each separate painted character that for 8bpp
    > > accelerated version is even slower than unaccelerated one :-(
    > > (and almost twice as slow when compared with 2.4.x).
    > Try the latest patch I released.
    > > And one (or two...) generic questions: why is not pseudo_palette
    > > u32* pseudo_palette, or even directly u32 pseudo_palette[17] ?
    > pseudo_palette was originally designed to be a pointer to some kind of
    > data for color register programming. For example many PPC graphics cards
    > have a color register region. Now you could have that point to

    Does this correspond to the LUT i have in my boards ?

    BTW, what is the point in having a pseudo_palette if you can store
    the colors in the onchip LUT table.


    Sven Luther
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