Pluggable frame buffer devices

Shawn Webb shawn.webb at
Mon Mar 9 12:25:19 UTC 2015

On Sat, 2015-03-07 at 21:57 +0100, Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> Hi Shawn,
> I've just put some more pieces into the kernel.
> Can you give the current code a spin?
> To get working simply create a config file under 
> /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d which contains the device section given 
> by "man xf86-video-scfb".
> Open issues:
> - Restoring the frame buffer does not always work. I looks like the 
> restored text console size is 1x1 afterwards. At least there is no 
> panic. And you can re-plug the UDL device again.
> - You need to unplug the UDL device before rebooting.
> - UDL device must be connected to a monitor before you plug it to USB, 
> or you can load/unload the driver to re-probe the video format.
> --HPS

Sorry for the silence on my part. I've been quite busy. I hope to test
out the recent commits over the week and report back by Friday or


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