Subject: Re: wsdisplay on vesafb is slow
To: Michael Lorenz <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/21/2006 16:31:24
On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 03:58:18PM -0500, Michael Lorenz wrote:
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> Hello,
> >>Anyone else have very slow text console display?
> >
> >I don't think it's using bit blitting to speed up scrolling.
> Well, it can't. There was a proposal for a VESA BIOS extension to talk 
> to a blitter but as far as I remember it never got anywhere.

Can't it use VGA text mode for text, at least?

The problem is, with wscons attached to vesafb, the console is unusuably
slow; with wscons attached to vga, and a direct-hardware-access X server,
X11 is unsafe.