syscons by default?

Doug White dwhite at
Thu Dec 4 11:03:57 PST 2003

On Thu, 4 Dec 2003, Kris Kennaway wrote:

> > Does it work on blade 100? And support ati mach and usb keyboard/mouse?
> No, see Doug's mail.

Which is really pesky since XFree86 will work on the ATI fine, we just
need a way of having syscons attach the display but not use it so XFree86
can nab it later.  I see that the creator code handles the case where its
not the chosen console; I wonder if some shim driver that goes through the
motions but doesn't implement any of the fb functions might work. It'd be
a nasty hack since you'd have no text console at all, but if you start xdm
during the boot then a graphical login should come up.

At least the libraries compile so you can run xdm and get in remotely.
Not optimal with stuff like kde but that means I can use it to test

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