syscons by default?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Dec 9 11:02:55 PST 2003

On Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 01:58:43PM +0000, Pete Bentley wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 11:03:52AM -0800, Doug White wrote:
> > 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. 
> Is it not possible to write shim driver that falls back onto the OBP 
> functions for text mode output?  Sure they're slow, but at least
> you could potentially get text working under syscons, then XFree86
> can grab the device later and do its thing.

I'm sure it's possible - if you could investigate this it would be
greatly appreciated by the rest of the users without Creator3D


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