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SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] [PATCH] fb: hide cursor in graphics mode
On Sat, 24 Jan 2009, Risto Suominen wrote:
> 2009/1/24 Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>:
> > On Fri, 23 Jan 2009, Risto Suominen wrote:
> >> Xserver Xfbdev (kdrive) uses linux framebuffer in graphics mode. It doesn't
> >> need the text mode cursor, it's a bit annoying to have it there sitting in a
> >> corner. This patch disables the cursor even when in graphics mode.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Risto Suominen <Risto.Suominen@gmail.com>
> >> ---
> >> The testing is done on kernel version 2.6.18.
> >
> > Which is well... quite old.
> >
> > Does it also (still) happen with 2.6.28?
> >
> Well, I don't really know, but I assume it will: fbcon_is_inactive()
> still returns true if vc->vc_mode != KD_TEXT, and thus hinders
> fbcon_cursor() from doing anything in graphics mode.

FYI, I've just seen the other patch you posted before.
I'm also wondering what's really going wrong, as I haven't ever noticed this
problem during the last 10 years.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds


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