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Re: Migrating ports from XFree86 to Xorg (Was: Changing default X11_TYPE from native to modular for some platforms)
On Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:02:06 -0400
Michael <macallan1888%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
> I just had a quick look at the grf / ite code - it shouldn't be all
> that complicated to support wsdisplay at grf - the drawing methods
> are slightly different but that can be handled by a few lines of
> translation code. s far as I can tell, whatever wsdisplay needs is
> already in place, just needs a little bit of work to match. That
> would allow you to leave the drivers alone and only have new ones
> support wsdisplay directly.
Ok. So we should just modify the existing grf-drivers to attach a
wsdisplay when NWSDISPLAY > 0, for example, and don't do ite-
initialization in this case? I will check that.
> > Maybe we should just include some fixed VESA modes in wsdisplay
> > instead?
> Why change it at all? Wsdisplay doesn't know or care about video
> modes and there is no standard API for programming video modes anyway.
Yes, we could still use grfconfig. Nice.
But does wsdisplay support changing the screen mode while running?
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