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Old 12-10-07, 11:14 AM   #3
HamRadio
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Default Re: Framebuffer and X

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Originally Posted by energyman76b
If you have a running X, why do you need a framebuffer?
To have everything working 100%


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Why is the vesa framebuffer not good enough?
Because it is limited to standard VESA resolutions, and it doesn't support most recent widescreen monitors such as 1680x1050.


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Why is text (vga) console not good enough?
Same as above.


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Originally Posted by energyman76b
Is there any driver that provides hardware accelerated 2d and 3d AND plays well with its framebuffer counterpart?
We should aim that videocard vendors really support Linux *completely*.
Nvidia has made a very good job with its drivers, it just lacks framebuffer support...
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