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Re: [PATCH] Improve handling of "keep" in gfxpayload

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Improve handling of "keep" in gfxpayload
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 14:02:46 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 02:38:42PM +0200, Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> > Yes, it completely skips modesetting.
> >
> >> What if the same mode is passed as a value? Does linux redoes the
> >> modesetting?
> >
> > Yes, which permits it to display text since now it's set up a linear
> > framebuffer.
> Why can't linux use linear framebuffer for its framebuffer console?

It's probably easiest if you just catch up on the thread on the Ubuntu
kernel list that I referenced earlier, where this is covered. Matthew
Garrett's pretty authoritative on this.


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