Subject: Re: wsdisplay on vesafb is slow
To: Aaron J. Grier <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/27/2006 02:04:34
On Tue, Dec 26, 2006 at 10:43:27PM -0800, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
> how dumb I am to mix up vesafb up with the vesa driver, which provides
> both framebuffer and textmode access.
> now where can I find this magical vesa driver which supports both
> accelerated text and framebuffer modes in the tree?

As I said earlier in the message to which you responded:

>> Uh, no.  Your strange idea that the limitiations of the code currently
>> in the tree somehow represent a design ideal rather than a design
>> mistake, on the other hand -- that really _does_ confuse me.

Reasoning backwards from the fact that the driver has "fb" in the name
to the idea that it clearly ought not support text modes is...perverse.