On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 02:59:09AM -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
VGAfb and the bogl library is quite sufficient for this. Historically
has been used for things like non ascii text consoles on some systems but
it and/or nano-gui will do the job, and unlike the X server won't crash and
burn on some older cards.
Some machines don't like vga16fb. I've got a via-based system where
using it results in horrific skew (every line is about 8 pixels further
right than the previous line). I've also seen sis-based systems where
hitting the vga crtcs directly works fine for the external video out,
but leaves the TFT scanning out garbage. I suspect that all of this
hardware is broken, but...
Matthew Garrett | mjg59(a)srcf.ucam.org