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Re: Migrating ports from XFree86 to Xorg (Was: Changing default X11_TYPE from native to modular for some platforms)


On Fri, 23 Sep 2011 16:11:37 +0200
Frank Wille <> wrote:

> On Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:02:06 -0400
> Michael <> 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.

Seems to be the least intrusive way to me.

> > > 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?

Wsdisplay itself can deal with it IIRC, the vcons stuff would need a little bit 
of work - re-allocate/re-initialize text buffers and such.
I'll look into that.

have fun

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