Subject: Re: RFC: framebuffer device support in NetBSD
To: Girish Wadhwani <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/13/2002 22:12:11
On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 10:34:00AM -0700, Girish Wadhwani wrote:

> I don't see a wsdisplay device on i386.

My i386 says at boot time:

vga0 at pci1 dev 0 function 0: vendor 0x10de product 0x0028 (rev. 0x11)
wsdisplay0 at vga0 (kbdmux ignored): console (80x25, vt100 emulation)

> Does wscons allow user space processes to access video memory?


Integration between X and wscons is considered suboptimal on i386 due to
historic reasons. X would not have to scan the whole PCI bus to find the
vga card.