[newb] Will xorg still allow non-hal config?

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Mon Dec 1 08:14:03 PST 2008

>   b) given that we're talking about font rendering, how we talk about
>      Linux systems that actually render fonts?

The subset that do: Framebuffer drivers, nanogui, and X (particularly non
embedded devices).

Kernel side font handling is bitmaps or font tables with the work done by
the video card and anything else is best pushed out to user space
anyway as a browse of the pango source quickly shows.


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