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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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