committing the wsfb driver
matthieu.herrb at laas.fr
Sat Sep 25 03:17:54 PDT 2004
I've developped a driver for dumb framebuffer devices under NetBSD and
OpenBSD that use the wscons console driver. This driver is useful on
sparcs, macs and alpha with TGA cards where the console is running in
bitmapped mode by default, when no specific accelerated driver is
This driver is OS dependent (which breaks one of the rules of the
XFree86 modules and explains why it never got commited to XFree86). For
some time I've thought about rewriting a wsfbhw layer instead, that
would make it possible to use the fbdev driver instead. But it appears
that the interface between fbdev and fbdevhw is too Linux centric to
keep this simple and robust.
I'd like to commit this driver into X.Org in order to minimize the work
when importing X.Org releases into OpenBSD, and to make it possible for
people relying on this driver to try the code in X.Org CVS before it's
imported into OpenBSD. Of course it's build would only be enabled on
OpenBSD and NetBSD architectures that support it.
The driver itself can be browsed here:
Are there any objections?
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