Future desktop on dumb frame buffers?

Jesse Barnes jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org
Mon Mar 21 14:22:27 PDT 2011

On Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:20:08 +0000
Alan Cox <alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:

> >   1) inertia: fbdev has been around a lot longer, and provides most of
> >   what embedded devices need anyway
> >   2) feature set: why bother doing a full KMS driver if you're not
> >   going to use any of the additional features it would provide (output
> >   management, memory management, execution management)
> 3) its got documentation

Jeez, some people want it all.

You looking for docs for the ioctls and such?

Jesse Barnes, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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