how does x write to display cards

Glynn Clements glynn at
Mon Nov 24 04:07:27 PST 2008

My Own Linux wrote:

> I am doing a small project (still in learning phase). I want to know does X
> server write the image to the display card memory to be shown on monitor.
> Does it use DirectFB or the Linux frame buffer ?

It usually access the hardware directly, although there is a driver
for fbdev.

Glynn Clements <glynn at>

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