XFree 4.0 dual monitor on AGP G4

Michel Dänzer daenzer at relog.ch
Thu Apr 27 03:02:46 EST 2000

Ryuichi Oikawa wrote:

> BTW, why do people like fbdev very much?

- one can use the generic fbdev driver if the dedicated driver doesn't work
- if the dedicated driver supports fbdev, access to the hardware is
  coordinated between all virtual terminals
- ...

> It's easier to port XFree86 built-in drivers as Kostas mentioned before, and > has advantages that developers can port/update the server independent on the
> kernel, add support the latest hardware without waiting for the kernel
> driver, etc.

Use of the fbdev support is optional.


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