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Old 06-15-04, 06:14 AM   #11
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Default Re: NVidia framebuffer driver to replace vesafb

I think NVIDIA should change the driver architecture on Linux such that the X specific stuff will be based on a kernel mode driver that also could be used by a NVIDIA-specific framebuffer device. This will avoid problems most people currently have with the open source rivafb driver, and all graphics stuff could be based on a common architecture. Other OSes (like e.g. Solaris) already do this: They have a good framebuffer driver, and X just sits on top of it. Why should it be so hard to do that on Linux?
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