Russell Shaw rjshaw at
Sun Feb 4 05:18:01 PST 2007

Jerome Glisse wrote:
> On 2/4/07, Russell Shaw <rjshaw at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Where can i get the "vesa" standards free? Or do i have to buy'em?
>> I'm interested in understanding and improving X video drivers.
> There should be a pdf of vesa vbe 3.0 available on the net. But don't
> expect to improve things using vesa, AFAIK vesa is a very limited
> standard with almost no acceleration for any interesting things.
> It's more a legacy things that let you set video mode and draw
> everythings using CPU and memcpying to the video card.

Are there any standards for a hardware accelerated graphics driver
api for 2D on current graphics cards?

I'm interested in decent performance on low-end embedded hardware,
such as X terminals. With decent programming, simple graphics
hardware can be very useable.

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