Subject: Re: 1024x768 console
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Charlie Allom <email@example.com>
Date: 06/10/2005 12:42:39
On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 12:37:05AM +0800, Cameron Patrick wrote:
> Rui Paulo wrote:
> > By "portable" I meant a way of doing it in most of the NetBSD Ports. Of course
> > it can be done for i386 Port only.
> It's already implemented for several other ports; at the very least
> (i.e. ones that I have used), mac68k, macppc and pmax support high-res
> graphical consoles.
macppc and sun (maybe pmax?) use their own frame buffer.
the argument that it shouldn't be done because it's not portable doesn't
really stand up imho. i386 has all sorts of niceties like virtual consoles