Subject: Re: XF86 wsfb driver and wscons ioctl
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.org>
From: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/18/2005 09:25:28
On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 01:33:05AM -0600, David Young wrote:
> It's a shame to rule-out so many VGA adapters.
What's the point (on i386/amd64)?
For these adapters VGA console works, X works (with the VESA driver), and
there even is a graphical console driver using VESA, IIRC.
Wsfb is needed on archs where these techniques do not work, I don't think
it's worth "unify" these (radically different access methods) under the wsfb
name - it makes the driver uneccesary complex.