Future desktop on dumb frame buffers?

Michal Suchanek hramrach at centrum.cz
Tue Mar 22 08:26:43 PDT 2011

On 21 March 2011 20:25, Jesse Barnes <jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:19:43 +0000
> timofonic timofonic <timofonic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So if KMS is so cool and provides many advantages over fbdev and
>> such... Why isn't more widely used intead of still relying on fbdev?
>> Why still using fbdev emulation (that is partial and somewhat broken,
>> it seems) instead using KMS directly?
> Used by what?  All three major GPU device classes have KMS support
> (Intel, ATI, and nVidia).  If you want it for a particular device, you
> can always port it over.
> As for fbdev emulation, what's still using it?  There's nothing
> stopping projects from converting over; X and Wayland can already
> handle KMS APIs just fine.

The console and a few terminal emulators for it I guess.



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