Subject: Re: wsdisplay on vesafb is slow
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/25/2006 22:04:01
On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 04:31:24PM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 03:58:18PM -0500, Michael Lorenz wrote:
> > 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?

vesafb would cease to be a framebuffer, then, and isn't that the whole
point of vesafb?

> 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.

so pick your poison.

has a PR been filed about the speed issue?

  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." |
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